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Subject: Re: AC3 files not playing from where they stopped

Re: AC3 files not playing from where they stopped

From: David Pedersen <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:02:58 -0400

This sounds perfectly interesting! But what software do you use for ripping
the DVD's? How accessible do you find the software?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Hart" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: AC3 files not playing from where they stopped

> Hi Brandon,
> I simply rip the audio off DVD's.
> Being blind, the visual component doesn't help much, so I don't miss it.
> When I'm too lazy or can't wait to listen to the DVD, I just extract the
> AC3 audio stream I want, dump it onto the player and listen away.
> However, normally I will transcode the AC3 into mp3 or ogg format (which
> are significantly smaller files).
> I find using Rockbox on my jukebox with a portable amp and decent
> headphones to listen to DVD audio is much nicer than fighting with the
> awful user interfaces in programs like PowerDVD. Plus I'm not tied to the
> computer.
> Pressed DVD's use the A52 encoding standard which is better known as AC3.
> AC3 generally contains 5.1 channels, 5 for centre, front left, front
> right, rear left and rear right speakers, plus a .1 derived from the other
> 5 for feeding to a subwofer. The AC3 codec in Rockbox takes all 5.1
> channels and downmixes them to two stereo channels on the fly. Very cool
> indeed.
> Hth,
> Andrew.
> At 15:07 25-07-2006, you wrote:
>>Hi Andrew,
>>How exactly did you get AC3 files anyway? My understanding was that these
>>were generally DVD Audio, am I correct?
>>Brandon Hicks
>>Skype: callto://reyuth
Received on 2006-07-25

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