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Forum: Software 09-02-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,996
Posted By cpchan
Wrong encoder. iTunes' mp3 encoder is known to be...

Wrong encoder. iTunes' mp3 encoder is known to be crap. You should switch to LAME.

Charles
Forum: Software 08-31-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,996
Posted By cpchan
If you want to learn more, here is the scoop...

If you want to learn more, here is the scoop about transcoding:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Transcoding

Charles
Forum: Software 08-30-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,205
Posted By cpchan
No, 320 kbps is the max bitrate of an MP3 file. ...

No, 320 kbps is the max bitrate of an MP3 file.

Charles
Forum: Software 08-30-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,205
Posted By cpchan
Very true. Reencoding lossy to lossy is a bad...

Very true. Reencoding lossy to lossy is a bad idea. Better rerip and reencode from the original.



Not with MP3, the only codec that is capable of lowering bitrate without reencoding is Ogg...
Forum: Software 08-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,996
Posted By cpchan
Here is an 80kbps ABX test using wma standard...

Here is an 80kbps ABX test using wma standard (not pro):

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=35438&st=0&p=312296&#entry312296

I quote from the test:



Here are more ABX...
Forum: Software 08-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,996
Posted By cpchan
You do realize that the test that you pointed to...

You do realize that the test that you pointed to uses wma pro, which is not the same thing as wma standard- AFAIK, there is no portable device that supports wma pro (maybe the Zune). wma standard...
Forum: Software 08-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,996
Posted By cpchan
Judging by what you are saying here (especially...

Judging by what you are saying here (especially cbr vs vbr), I can tell that you are either using the wrong encoder and/or the wrong settings.

Charles
Forum: Software 08-26-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By cpchan
Did you follow the directions here: ...

Did you follow the directions here:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=EAC_and_Lame

especially this step:

Unzip the chosen LAME version into the same directory as EAC.

exactly?
Forum: Software 08-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By cpchan
Can't help you without more info. How did you...

Can't help you without more info. How did you setup up LAME with EAC? Where did you download your LAME? Any error messages in EAC?

Charles
Forum: Software 08-22-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By cpchan
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ Yes. The...

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/



Yes. The easiest way for you is to use a frontend to LAME, such as LameDropXPd:

http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lamedrop.php
Forum: Software 08-22-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By cpchan
No one can help you without more details, ie. the...

No one can help you without more details, ie. the procedure you are using. Anyway, here is a good guide for LAME:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=LAME

You might also want to learn...
Forum: Sansa e200 Custom Rockbox Builds 08-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 446,556
Posted By cpchan
Other than the keymap differences, here are same...

Other than the keymap differences, here are same usability changes/additions (off the top of my head):

Both Branches


Different menu structure, plus addition items (videos, photos, ebooks,...
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 08-14-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By cpchan
The OP is using rbutil- zlib is only used there....

The OP is using rbutil- zlib is only used there. I have already answered the OP in a private message.

Charles
Forum: Software 08-13-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By cpchan
If you tell us the process you are using,...

If you tell us the process you are using, including the program and options used, we might be able to help you.

Charles
Forum: Sansa e200 Mac & Linux 08-12-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,052
Posted By cpchan
I don't have a v2. If you still have an original...

I don't have a v2. If you still have an original sample image, can you please post it?

Charles
Forum: Sansa e200 Custom Rockbox Builds 08-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 446,556
Posted By cpchan
Thank you Everyone

Thank you everyone for your kind words about my builds. These builds originally started, as with all Open Source projects, to scratch a personal itch- namely to make it work on the e200 series. I...
Forum: Software 08-11-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By cpchan
Wow. this shows your lack of knowledge- a...

Wow. this shows your lack of knowledge- a properly encoded MP3 file is just worst than Vorbis, but not by much. Do you have any ABX results like these:
...
Forum: Sansa e200 General 08-11-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By cpchan
What exactly did you do? Are you sure you...

What exactly did you do? Are you sure you reinstalled the right firmware for your language? If all things failed have you tried to reformat the data partition (not the 16 MB hidden system partition)...
Forum: Software 08-11-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By cpchan
Real time recording? No thank you. I can dump the...

Real time recording? No thank you. I can dump the whole audio of a DVD in 5 seconds. Also doing it your way will lower the quality since you are going from digital to analog as opposed to simple...
Forum: Sansa e200 General 08-11-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By cpchan
Read this: ...

Read this:

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SansaE200Unbrick

carefully and follow the instructions. This is assuming you have a v1.

Charles
Forum: Software 08-11-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By cpchan
I can't think of a GUI program that does that....

I can't think of a GUI program that does that. However, if you know how to use the commandline, you can use mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html) to dump the audio of each chapter into...
Forum: Sansa e200 Custom Rockbox Builds 08-11-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 446,556
Posted By cpchan
Future of my Buiild's

Hello all:

To answer everyone question about my builds, after thinking long and hard on a family reunion cruise, I have decided to continue with them (syncing 30 odd unsupported patches is a time...
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 08-11-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,723
Posted By cpchan
Sorry for the late reply- I have been on a family...

Sorry for the late reply- I have been on a family reunion cruise and have not checked my email. Like all open sourced programs, it was written to scratch a personal itch- I am glad that it is useful...
Forum: Software 07-14-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By cpchan
True. However, I don't recommend don't this with...

True. However, I don't recommend don't this with music files.

Charles
Forum: Software 07-11-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
Posted By cpchan
No offense. Super is a good frontend to a bunch...

No offense. Super is a good frontend to a bunch of Open Sourced cli programs and libraries:

FFmpeg , MEncoder , MPlayer , x264 , FFmpeg2theora , MusePack (mpc) ,libavcodec library (compiled inside...
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