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Subject: Re: MPEG extraction?

Re: MPEG extraction?

From: David S. Geirsson <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 20:03:13 +0200

Then again, some people use their Archos for general-purpose file
storage as well. For example, recently, I wanted to listen to a video of
Rammstein on stage (Live aus Berlin). This video was in an AVI
container, but the audio was MPEG-1 layer 3. It would have been great to
be able to listen to it on the archos directly (the video was already
there). However, it is true, that the SH-1 is most likely nowhere near
powerful enough to do so in real-time. What I did was use transcode to
extract the audio stream from the file (there was a tool with it,
"tcextract" or something similar.) This is an acceptable solution. Note
that I needed to use Rockbox's "rebuild VBR header" function, as the
player insisted that it was a 32Kbit/s file, so the one-and-a-half hour
performance was according to the player several hours. :)

* mrlipring <> [Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 06:44:11PM +0100]:
> Ok, but again, why not strip it out himself? it'll save a lot of space for
> one (why have 50mb taken up by a video the archos can't play? 5mb for the
> audio track instead) and it's an instant solution.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 3:48 PM
> Subject: Re: MPEG extraction?

> > At 14:11 10.10.2003, you wrote:
> > >why don't YOU strip out the audio? anyway, the audio in avi files is
> often
> > >mp3, not mpeg-1 or 2 files.

> > That's right (well almost always mpeg1 layer 3, occasionally mpeg2 layer 3
> > or some old or unusual codec), but <>Minuk
> > <>Choi was talking about mpeg files, thinking
> > about demuxing the audio (mpeg 1 or rarely mpeg2 layer 2) part, similar to
> > some players able to play the wma part in asf movies.

> > mr.escape

> > >i don't think the archos' cpu is fast enough to be able to take out the
> > >audio in real time.

> > Just demuxing is not that much demanding. Only stress for the hd and the
> > battery.
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: <>Minuk Choi
> > >To: <>
> > >Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 12:40 PM
> > >Subject: MPEG extraction?

> > >Just out of curiosity... the MP3 decoder hardware... would it be possible
> > >to say, write a plugin that would go through an MPEG movie file and strip
> > >out the video part and send the audio part to the decoder?

> > >Kinda like, for music videos.... 'cause some of them have audio encoded
> by
> > >MPEG-3

> > >BTW-did anyone else get like a bunch of mail which are copies from
> several
> > >weeks ago?
> > >-Mark

David S. Geirsson
+31 642561928 (0642561928)
Received on 2003-10-10

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