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> All Audio Codecs That Play On Zaurus?, Let's compile a list:MP3,OGG,WAV,etc...
post Dec 15 2004, 07:39 AM
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What are all of the audio codecs that are supported under Zaurus?

So far I know of:
  • MP3 (MPEG-Layer 3) - plays on default audio player and most (all?) audio players
  • WAV (Uncompressed) - *gag*
  • OGG (Ogg Vorbis) - plays on "MediaPlayer" after installing special plugin
OGG is roughly twice as good as MP3, but neither of them are very good at doing what I need. I have many audio books I want to listen to on my Zaurus. Previous to my Zaurus I used 5 kbps RealAudio and/or 5 kbps Windows Audio. MP3s can only go down to 16 kbps (and most encoders can only go down to 32 kbps). Ogg Vorbis can only go down to 9 kbps (and forces the file to remain stereo), and even this is only possible if I encode the audio file to an 8 KHz uncompressed WAV file and then encode OGG using the lowest audio quality (this is the solution I'm currently using and the quality is fine for audio books... but it is a waste since it requires stereo even though the source is in mono).

Are there other audio codecs that are supported under the Zaurus through any means, hacks, installations, etc?


Is there a way to encode MONO OGG files (so I can get down to 4-5 kbps?)
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post Dec 17 2004, 04:41 AM
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QUOTE(TonyOlsen @ Dec 16 2004, 03:26 PM)
One thing I noticed on the Version 1.0.3 binary posted above is that it cuts off the last 1-3 seconds of each audio file.  I compared this with the x86 Version 1.0.4 executable I downloaded from the speex website and it correctly palyed the last 1-3 seconds.  I suspect it could be a audio buffer type of bug in version 1.0.3.

How stable is 1.0.16?

Uhm, slight misunderstanding here: the executable attached above is in fact built from 1.1.6 (see speexdec -v); the encoder I used to create the samples was the 1.0.3 version that I still had on my desktop.

I haven't noticed anything amiss with that version so far, but then again I am just an occasional user -- my main focus is on MP4 and 3GP playback, and I just looked into Speex to compare it to AMR and played around with it a bit. So I can't as of yet make any statements w/regard to stability or bugs.

I'll re-check as soon as I get a chance to do so.

Best regards,
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