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Subject: Re: file types

Re: file types

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 23:52:30 +0200

On 11.06.2006, Paul Louden wrote:

> On 6/11/06, Stuart Lawler <> wrote:

>> Hi there,

>> Does this mean that the Archos series of players now support
>> Ogg in the
>> latest release of Rockbox?

> The Archos players use a hardware decoder. At the moment they
> still only support MP3, and while it's possible that soon they
> may support WAV playback as well, that's the most that can be
> expected from them, in all likelihood.

Rockbox can play PCM WAV on archoses right now (on Recorder V1,
V2, FM Recorder and the Ondios). The Player/Studio won't be able
to play wav.

WAV playback is just not yet integrated into the core, but
possible via a plugin. This plugin supports all standard sample
rates (8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz) 16 bit mono and

When wav playback is going to be integrated into the core,
support will be extended to also play 8 bit wav, and aiff with
the same range as wav. Most probably simple compression schemes
like ADPCM will also be supported.

Another interesting area will be mod playback. The archoses
should be capable of playing at least the standard 4 channel
mods (Soundtracker/Noisetracker/Protracker/Startrekker, MED) and
perhaps also some 8 channel formats.

Regards, Jens
Received on 2006-06-11

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