FS#12221 - AAC files from BBC won't play on Clip+
Opened by Jonathan Addleman (jaddle) - Monday, 08 August 2011, 12:51 GMT
Last edited by Andree Buschmann (Buschel) - Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 20:17 GMT
I downloaded some AAC files from the bbc, using the get-iplayer utility. The files play just fine on the computer, but on my rockboxed Clip+, they seem to freeze up the player entirely. I have to hold the power button for a long time to reset it. I just tried updating to rockbox 3.9, but I'm not seeing any difference with the new firmware.
When I play the file in mplayer, it gives the following info:
========================================================================Opening audio decoder: [faad] AAC (MPEG2/4 Advanced Audio Coding)
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 48.0 kbit/3.40% (ratio: 6000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [faad] afm: faad (FAAD AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Audio))
I uploaded one of the broken files to my server at though it's a large file - about 30 megs. This is an entire radio broadcast. http://www.redowl.ca/files/BBC_Proms_-_2011_Proms_Chamber_Music_1._PCM_01_-_Bachs_Goldberg_Variations_b012llr2_default.m4a
All the m4a files I've downloaded seem to be broken like this though.
Any idea why these files aren't working? Is there anything I can do, short of transcoding them to another format?