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Subject: Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!

Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!

From: John covici <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:28:37 -0500

I have no way of getting that old of a winamp and if I install it it
will overwrite my current one. But in general, what is the solution
to this problem -- I recorded a file this morning of about 11 minutes
and I was able to play it, but only after using vbrfix on the thing.
Is this true with their firmware or just rockbox? Can we make the
chip use cbr?

on Wednesday 10/29/2003 Neon John( wrote
> You might want to try playing the file with an older version of WinAmp. I use
> vers 2.2. WinAmp will play almost anything, regardless of the file extension,
> that looks like music so maybe it can play the file. If it can, then you can
> use WinAmp's WAV file writer to output the file to WAV and then re-encode it
> to MP3. There is an MP3 writer but I haven't had good luck with it.
> John
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:47:24 -0500, John Covici <> wrote:
> >I recorded a 79 minute file on my fm recorder -- using a pretty
> >recent cvs, but the headers are messed up and no program will play
> >the thing. I did try vbrfix, but it didn't do too well either, it
> >gave me silence and changed the time from 79 to 111 minutes.
> >
> >Is there any option for this or is this useless forlong recordings --
> >or can I change all future recordings to use a constant bit rate?
> >
> >Is this a bug in the archos encoder or in our software?
> >
> >Thanks.
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

         John Covici
Received on 2003-10-29

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