Ron Mansolino on 16 Sep 2004 13:30:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] wave files

Paul said...
> W. Chris Shank wrote:
> >Our Voice Mail server emails me Voicemails as wave attachments, I can listen 
> >to them on windows but for some reason cannot play them on linux. sound works 
> >otherwise. Am I missing a library or codec? 
> >
> >I'm running debian testing.
> >
> >  
> >
> It may not be the WAV format that is the problem, but the format of the 
> WAV.  For example, I used Nero to try to burn audio CD.  Nero tried to 
> do on-the-fly format conversion before burning.  That process took up 
> 99% CPU time and sometimes caused the burn to fail.  Then, I tried 
> manually converting the format before running Nero.  Now Nero burns the 
> CD without a problem.  So, the format of the WAV makes a difference; 
> maybe your player has a problem with it.

aye; CD Digital Audio is a stereo 16-bit/44100khz sample, w/no compression

.wav is a wrapper around the data (much like .avi files) and you can specify
things like odd bitrates and codecs, etc. 

Like the original poster suspects, it probably is a codec issue; if it were a
bitrate problem you'd hear chipmunks or other pitch-shifting weirdness.
(can you play other .wavs? or just some audio formats?)

Ron Mansolino

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