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Subject: Re: Digital output not working with some files on JBR V1

Re: Digital output not working with some files on JBR V1

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-15

The samplerate is too low.
IIRC you need a samplerate of 32K for SPDIF to kick in.
Spoken word is, imho, the greatest culprit of this.
Sadly, it's a harware limitation, not something that could be readily
fixed by Rockbox.
...probably not "impossible", but certainly not expectable.

BC

At 02:09 15/06/2006, you wrote:
>I have a used Archos JBR V1 that I bought on ebay. I'm finding that
>the digital output works with most mp3 files but not others. Very
>strange. The analog output seems to work fine with all files. I've
>tried two different digital receivers connected to the Archos, and this
>issue happens with both.
>
>Just to see if I could narrow the problem down, I loaded a nonplaying
>file into audify and messed around with it a bit. Strangely even after
>re exporting the file in mp3 format, it still doesn't play on the
>digital output of the JBR V1.
>
>For example, here is an mp3 file that plays fine through the analog
>output but not at all through the digital output:
>
>http://tom-morrow-land.com/scratch/noplaydigital.mp3 (13kb)
>
>When it plays correctly you'll hear a woman say "Contact and ordering
>information follows the program". This file was cut out of another
>bigger nonplaying file. Then I cut, amplified, eq'd, and changed speed
>in audify and re exported. I used mp3tag to remove the mp3 tags just
>in case that was an issue, and it still doesn't work.
>
>If anyone who uses digital outputs on their Archos JBR V1 would try
>this file out, I'd be interested in seeing if it works for you; that
>way I would know whether my player is the problem or something about
>the mastering. Also if anyone knows how to fix this problem please let
>me know... it must be something about the file since other files
>reliably play fine.
Received on Thu Jun 15 04:47:42 2006


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