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Subject: Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140

Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140

From: Rob Powell <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 09:16:19 +0100

Hi Jamey, I realise re the losses, I was just thinking of the time
involved. Depends how high the bit rates you used in the first place
were, and what might be acceptible in books might not be in music.

RobAt 01:19 23/06/2006, you wrote:
>Hi Rob,
>Converting from one lossy compression format to another is called
>transcoding and causes exponential loss in quality. It's rather like
>copying analog tapes over and over again; you copy something with a
>bit of quality loss, there is more quality loss, and on it goes. If
>you can re-rip from the original source, it is generally a much
>better idea, although that's obviously sometimes not an option.
>Rob Powell wrote:
>> Oh, another thought, have you though of using something like
>> goldwave to batch convert the MP3 files, rather than rewripping?
>> you can elliminate silences in MP3 files that way too. HTH,
>James Teh
>MSN Messenger:
>Yahoo: jcs_teh
Received on 2006-06-23

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