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Old 08-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Llorean Llorean is offline
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File extensions don't actually tell what's in the file.

.mpg files can contain MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 video with MP1, MP2, MP3, AC3, and I think possibly AAC audio.

So instead of listing extensions we actually gave enough information for people to know what to convert their files to.

So yes, it's confusing, but there is no less-technical way to say it without leaving out important information that will cause people to get it wrong.

Seriously, how can you be someone who's been using a computer for a while and not realize that file extensions are just like filenames, simply something you can type in and completely meaningless in an objective sense.

I can call my couch a floorboard and it's still a couch. I can call a bitmap image audio.mp3 and it's still the data of a bitmap image. File extensions are meaningless.

Yes, many .mpg files might work, if they're converted properly and meet the requirements of Rockbox. An awful lot of .mpg files won't though.
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