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Subject: Re: choppy playback of ogg files

Re: choppy playback of ogg files

From: scar <scar_at_drigon.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 12:23:49 -0700

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Magnus Holmgren @ 07/31/2009 12:20 PM:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 09:32, scar <scar_at_drigon.com> wrote:
>
>> i am having issues playing ogg files on my sansa e280 with rockbox 3.3.
>> they are 96 kHz ogg files that were created by audacity 1.3.5 as a
>> result of vinyl recording. the archival, 24-bit flac, versions are
>> playing OK on rockbox (also exported from audacity at the same time as
>> the OGG), but the OGG files are choppy: a few seconds will play, then it
>> pauses for about 1 second, and that process repeats.
>>
>> any ideas what the problem is?
>
> Sounds like the files simply can't be decoded in real-time. Given that
> Rockbox will convert the audio to 44.1 kHz using a not-so-good
> resampler, you'd be better off by re-encoding the files in 44.1 kHz.
> The FLAC's can play because they are faster to decode, but the quality
> issue is still there.

ok thanks for that essential information. i was hoping to not have to
make a 3rd copy just for rockbox, but if that's how it needs to be....
i was happy, however, to find this command:

oggenc --resample 44100 *.flac -q 8

and the tags/comments are even left intact.
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