FS#7886 - Some FLACs don't play on iPod 5G

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Adam Rosi-Kessel (ajkessel) - Wednesday, 03 October 2007, 14:38 GMT
Last edited by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Sunday, 07 October 2007, 08:54 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Codecs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 5G
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I encoded several flacs on a Windows box using the latest CDex, which in turn relies on libFLAC.dll, at compression-level 8. Nine out of ten play fine, but one is always skipped on my 80GB iPod video. If I attempt to add it to a playlist, I see (1) [ERR] (filename) in playlist.

If it would be helpful, I could provide a copy of the FLAC file in question for analysis directly to a developer.
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Closed by  Steve Bavin (pondlife)
Sunday, 07 October 2007, 08:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Comment by Mark Arigo (lowlight) - Wednesday, 03 October 2007, 16:00 GMT
At the playlist level, this is not FLAC specific. Sounds like a bad filename, perhaps illegal characters or too many characters.
What's the name of the file? Have you tried renaming it?
Comment by Adam Rosi-Kessel (ajkessel) - Wednesday, 03 October 2007, 16:18 GMT
Filename is joni_mitchell_-_shine_-_01_-_one_week_last_summer.flac.

I tried renaming to 'test.flac' and it still doesn't work -- although I noticed now it says "no file" when it gets to that track. (The track is fine on the computer).

I also noticed another track from the same album only plays four or five seconds and then reports "codec failure" and skips to the next track.
Comment by Adam Rosi-Kessel (ajkessel) - Saturday, 06 October 2007, 18:59 GMT
False alarm. Deleting the file and copying it over again fixed the problem. I don't really know what it caused it, but it does not seem to be a codec problem, so I will close this report.