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Subject: Re: Playing Lossless Files on the Archos

Re: Playing Lossless Files on the Archos

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 00:31:40 +0200

On 5/2/07, Bluechip <> wrote:
> I'm afraid you are mistaken. The MAS DOES have CoDec support.
> Rockbox just don't have what it takes to write them.
> The WAV CoDec was eventually given to Rockbox by Micronas (iirc),
> but has still never been integrated.

The WAV codec exsists as a plugin, but hasn't been integrated into the core.

> What we need is someone with the political and technical skills
> required to bring MAS CoDec integration to Rockbox.

I'm aware that it's technically possible to support other codecs with
the MAS. Still, afaik there is no knowledge on how to program that
chip itself (is there even a free compiler around?) so it's highly
unlikely to happen. Another issue is the CPU power that is needed
inside of the MAS, and afaik it isn't capable of decoding higher
demanding formats like vorbis.
In this case I just simplified the situation to "not possible" even if
that is technically not exactly correct (even if I usually try to be
exact, but this is not rockbox-dev so I didn't want to complicate the
issue). Nevertheless, thanks for noting.

 - Dominik
Received on 2007-05-03

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