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Subject: Re: play WAV?

Re: play WAV?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 09:01:21 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, BlueChip wrote:

> You say that some of the Rockbox core developers believe it is possible
> ...well, actually, you stated it in the negative ...but if there are X
> "developers" and Y of them believe that they could not do it (where Y<X)
> then logically there must be Z developers who believe that (with the right
> information) that they COULD do it!

I was only replying to your overly positive reply on what we can do on the
Archos if we'd get the docs for the MAS.

You seem to think that the MAS docs will open the doors to paradise, and I
think you mislead people here by telling everyone that once we have the docs
we'll be able to support every imaginable sound/music format on earth.

That is simply not true. (Even without guessing.)

> I do LOVE your analogy of OGG being the BLUE WHALE of compression systems -
> I don't like it either!

I did not say so. OGG is cool. But similar to MP3, OGG of course requires a
certain degree of CPU performance and since we don't have enough OGG support
provided by hardware, an Archos unit won't be able to play it.

> But given that OGG developers are as 'never-say-die' as most linux freaks I
> know, I'll let THEM solve THAT problem if they are interested enough.

They won't. They struggle hard to improve OGG and make the format available on
many platforms, yes. They can't do miracles though. Archos is not built to
play OGG. Other players with more powerful CPUs etc, such as the ipod, could
most likely be made to play OGG if given enough effort.

 Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2003-09-01

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