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Subject: Re: RB and AC3

Re: RB and AC3

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 00:21:29 -0400

And i can confirm from experience that the versions of Rockbox sporting
the software codec play AC3 files very dandily. I play them from time
to time on an Iriver H340. What will says is correct. Many of the
newer players for which Rockbox uses software codecs for decoding media
files supports AC3. None of the Archos models supports it. I believe
the Archos daps can basically handle mp3 and wav via the hardware mp3
chip they have.


Will Robertson wrote:
> 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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