• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Codecs
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System Sansa e200
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.4
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Michael Bauminger - 2010-04-30

FS#11231 - Skipping and stuttering in low bitrate .WMA files

This is actually release 3.5.1

I have quite a few low bitrate .wma audio files that play fine in the original firmware, play fine in VLC, but skip, stutter, and hiss in Rockbox.

The file is 20kbps, 22 kHz, mono, Windows Media Audio V2.

I have attached a sample cut from a larger file. Like the original files, it plays fine in the original firmware and in VLC.

MichaelGiacomelli commented on 2010-06-19 00:39

Confirmed that this is a bug. It looks like this file causes some kind of error in quantization because the difference between the fixed and floating point decoders is concentrated in low frequencies, with very little error in mids, and less in highs.

MichaelGiacomelli commented on 2011-07-27 19:49

Played around with this some more. It seems that the hgain_vlc table is either not setup correctly, or not accessed correctly and encounters a number of invalid vlc codes. I tested 3.4 (before we reworked the ffmpeg code) and it also fails.

MichaelGiacomelli commented on 2011-07-28 14:15

r30220 fixes one of the bugs in this file. Still doesn't decode correctly yet :(

Michael Bauminger commented on 2011-10-27 07:40

This bug is related to the codec, not necessarily the bit rate. I have converted some of the files I have from 20kbps, 22kHz, mono, Windows Media Audio V2 to the same bitrate and sampling in Windows Media Audio V9.2 using Switch Sound File Converter. The files in the 9.2 version of the codec play just fine in Rockbox, even thougn they are still 20kbps, 22kHz, mono Windows Media Audio.


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