[RDD] Question About Music Files

Michael mbarnes at srnradio.com
Wed Sep 3 12:25:58 EDT 2008

Rivendell can import many different audio types (mp3, etc).  When it
imports the audio, it converts it to a wav file and stores it
in /var/snd/xxxx.wav.  So, Rivendell plays out wav files.  The option is
if you have a card that can support it, like an AudioScience 6xxx series
card, you may save in and play out mp2 files.



On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 09:17 -0700, Jorge Soto wrote:
> unless you have a high end audio card, the only thing that it will
> play is wave files.
> --- On Wed, 9/3/08, jim at songwise.com <jim at songwise.com> wrote:
>         From: jim at songwise.com <jim at songwise.com>
>         Subject: [RDD] Question About Music Files
>         To: rivendell-dev at techweb.rfa.org
>         Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 8:40 AM
>         I seem to be able to keep coming up with questions.
>         What I am hoping to do with Rivendell has nothing to do with over-the-air 
>         radio or any other "high quality" venue for that matter. Some limited
>         degradation in the audio will be perfectly acceptable.
>         Having said that...
>         In one section of the docs I read that full-blown PCM wav files are required, 
>         then I read that Rivendell has the ability to import other formats like mp3, 
>         ogg, etc.
>         I know this is going to sound stupid, but...importing them does no good 
>         unless one can play them. (!)
>         Does the documentation mean nothing more than Rivendell can not natively 
>         rip to anything but wav files but, if I can find a way to get others into the 
>         system, it will play mp3, m4a, etc.?
>         Jim

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