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Subject: Re: rockbox 3.5, sandisk e280 and .wmv files

Re: rockbox 3.5, sandisk e280 and .wmv files

From: Christopher Chaltain <>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:35:09 -0600

On 2/9/2010 11:23 AM, Charles McEvoy wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 Feb 2010 16:35:50 David Mehler wrote:
>> I'm running rockbox 3.5 on a sandisk sansa e280 player. I've got some
>> .wmv (Windows media video) files that i'd like to play, was wondering
>> if this was doable? If not, any one know how to extract out the audio
>> component of these files and save as either .ogg or .mp3?
> Reading these files relies on copyright codecs from Microsoft : most desktop
> distros have a way to obtain these simply and you can then use mplayer or VLC
> to extract the audio or video in the format you want.
> I don't know if there is a way of installing the codecs to rockbox - I don't
> believe I've heard of it being done.

Another utility you can use on your PC to strip the audio from a WMV
file is Switch from The free
version will strip audio from a WMV file and give you MP3 or other formats.


Christopher <>


Received on 2010-02-10

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