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Subject: Re: WAV Codec for Archos

Re: WAV Codec for Archos

From: Bluechip <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 02:45:26 +0000

>Hi Bluechip,
>I read on the Rockbox mail archive in a mail of 2005-12-29 that you'll
>attack the WAV Codec on the Archos when you've finished some other
>project. That would be great, since at the moment noone else seems to be
>working on that subject!?!
>I really would like to be able to do WAV recordings with my 8 MB modded
>Archos Jukebox Recorder and an external SPDIF-Converter. With simple MP3
>recording, quality suffers because the high frequencies are just cut off. :(
>Could you please tell me, if you are already working on the WAV Codec and
>how long it'll take about to implement it in Rockbox? If you need someone
>for beta testing, I'd by happy to help.

Hey Christoph,

Hope you don't mind ...but it seemed appropriate to cross-post this to the


Oh yeah ...I'd atually forgotten about that.

I'm hanging between a few ideas at the moment. I want a bit of a break
from (goddam) MP3 files. I shall (re)add it to my "consider" list ...It
should be quite a trivial task its core "if filename==".wav" loadcodec()"

loadcodec() is already written (although buried somewhere on my hard drive
from a couple of years ago) would need to tweak a few dac registers,
and write menu options for anything that you want to be configurable, but
beyond that I really can't see much else changing.

Realise, of course, if *I* do it, that it will be a snapshot compile, and
not subject to future rockbox improvements/bug fixes.

You may wish to discuss the issue with the Rockbox devs (hence the
crosspost) - make some noise on the group, get some support, consider the
incredible features you can add if you can play WAV files ...question
speech synths, MOD file playback, track mixing etc.

If enough people want it, then one of the devs will take care of it ...but
the devs can't know if it is a highly desirable feature until those
interested speak openly.

I will follow how you get on, feel free to email me privately if you
desire, I just felt on this occasion nothing personal had been said, and
there will be a positive response on the group.

Received on 2006-01-23

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