dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Which container formats does rockbox support?

Re: Which container formats does rockbox support?

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 14:29:54 +0100

Stephan Seitz wrote:
> Hi!
> Searching the web site I can find a page where the audio codecs
> are
> listed which are supported by
> rockbox.
> But which container formats can rockbox use? I can put flac into a
> ogg
> container, or I can use a Matroska
> container:

Rockbox doesn't have a separate container-format layer in the codecs -
the container parsing is handled by the decoder. Only native FLAC files
are supported (not FLAC in Ogg), and no Matroska support.

Part of me thinks it would be nice to allow any codec in any container,
but don't forget that Rockbox is an embedded system running on devices
with limited CPU and RAM - so is the gain worth the complication?

There's a feature request on flyspray for Matroska support:

But no-one seems interested in it - at least, no-one has commented there.

Received on 2006-08-02

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy