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Subject: RE: Summer of Code 2009

RE: Summer of Code 2009

From: Mike Giacomelli <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:45:39 -0700

> Vladimir Pantelic wrote:
>> alex wallis wrote:
>>>> Robert Menes wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 5:31 AM, Dave Chapman
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I think I would support such an application - audio codecs are always
>>>>>> welcome, even though RealAudio seems to be becoming less and less
>>>>>> used each
>>>>>> year.
>>>>> While that may be true, there's always the case of that one oddball
>>>>> out there somewhere
>>>>> who hangs on to some old or obscure format and wants to be able to
>>>>> still make use of
>>>>> their files.
>>>>> That being said, I would welcome another new audio codec, and I would
>>>>> welcome RealAudio
>>>>> support. I have a few very old radio shows that I can no longer get
>>>>> that are RA files.
>>>> transcode them, no?
>>> My understanding is that although it is possible to transcode
>>> compressed formats it is never a good idea as the resulting file is
>>> never as good quality as the original.
>> you mentioned "very old radio shows", so how "good" are they to start
>> with :-)
> You only loose quality if you go from one lossy format to another lossy
> format right? So why not convert them to a lossless format, Like a wav
> or flac file?

Get rid of all rockbox formats except FLAC.

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