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Subject: Re: He-aac

Re: He-aac

From: Magnus Holmgren <lear_at_algonet.se>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:56:12 +0200

Brandon Hicks wrote:

> Is he-aac going to be supported in Rockbox? From what I read of the mail
> archive it is, but I tried playing some files encoded in Winamp and it
> crashed Rockbox. Rockbox showed the files as being supported m4A files,
> but no audio played and I had to reset Rockbox to get it to turn back on.
> Is there a file I'm missing in Rockbox, or did I read the archive wrong?

HE-AAC is supported, but mostly in theory. In practice, you need a
Gigabeat for real-time playback. Other than that, the few test tracks
I've tried have worked (including one encoded by Winamp). Shouldn't
crash though - as long as the file doesn't have a "bad" length. If it is
somewhere between 1-1.5 hours, it can cause a freeze...

   Magnus
Received on 2007-09-19


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