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Subject: RE: Why not iPod?

RE: Why not iPod?

From: Sarai <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 13:02:07 -0500

You can use Gold Wave to change the format of Audible books to standard
MP3 files that technically should play on Archos. I know blind people
who have done this but I don't have Gold Wave.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jonas H.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 8:47 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Why not iPod?

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 08:39:34PM -0500, Sarai wrote:
> But it can handle audible books, according to Audible.

Yes, but since the decoding is done by the firmware, using a different
firmware will change the formats supported. This is how Rockbox on
iriver support many more formats than the original firmware.

This is different from how the Archos devices work, which have all the
decoding done by a piece of hardware.

Unfortunately, Audible is a closed format, so supporting it in Rockbox
isn't possible unless someone reverse-engineers the format. Neither on
iriver nor on iPod.

Jonas H
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