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Subject: Re: RB and AC3

Re: RB and AC3

From: Will Robertson <>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:10:45 +1000

AC3 works very well, according to the wiki page SoundCodecs. Only platforms
which have a CPU capable of decoding the data (iriver, ipod, iaudio, etc)
are able to play AC3 and all "new" codecs - the old archoses can only play
MP3 (and WAV?).

hth, Will.

On 9/9/06, Jacob Rau <> wrote:
> I don't know for sure if AC3 is supported by RB; I tried to search the
> wiki but because of all the mailing list garbage I couldn't find a wiki
> page on it for sure.
> You do realize that an AC3 file is just the audio track, right? If you
> really want to listen to it, you're probably better off transcoding to
> MP3 or Vorbis.
> Good luck
> Jacob
> David Pedersen wrote:
> > Hi, list!
> > I just tried to rip a DVD movie, into AC3. I am running the official
> > 2.5 release of RB (that is, not a daily build), on my Archos Recorder
> > V1. On this platform/installation, RB refuses to recognize/play the
> > AC3 file. Do I have to upgrade to a daily build, or is the ac3 support
> > only available on certain platforms?
> >
> > Sorry if this is a silly question, but I still wonder :)
> >
> >
> >
> >
Received on 2006-09-09

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