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Subject: Re: Rockbox skips through Ogg files

Re: Rockbox skips through Ogg files

From: Matt Reath <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 06:32:01 -0600

On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 12:10:04AM -0600, Alex Meyer wrote:
> Matthew Reath wrote:
>> I have rockbox installed on an IAudio X5 20gb and when I select an Ogg
>> file to play it just skips through all of the songs and then displays
>> (root). Like it started to read each one but just moved onto the
>> next. These were all converted MP3 files. I converted the files .wav
>> and then to .ogg.
>> I can plug the iaudio into the computer and play all of the ogg files
>> of off the player using VLC or cplay.
>> Is there a special bitrate or anything that Ogg files need to be in
>> for Rockbox to play them?
> I'd bet your files have id3 tags instead of and/or in addition to the
> standard Vorbis comments.
> Also, it's not a good idea to transcode lossy files.

Yes, I agree. I would rather have Ogg files than MP3s and I don't have
the original media for some of my music.

Is there a Vorbis comment editor for Linux that perhaps I can fix the
comment/ID3 tag problem? Should there only be comments and not tags
for the purpose of rockbox playback?

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