I have a new iMac computer. I recorded a short tape using the Line In on the Mac. This was recorded using Garage Band and output to an AIFF File with bit-rate of 1411kbps and 16-bit Stereo Sample rate 44,100kHz. These numbers are identical to WAV files I have recorded on Windows XP before. iTunes reports the bit rate as 1411kbps and finder "Get Info" reports it as : 1,411,200. That last figure is is bits. I was able to write this track to CD successfully using Garage Band. This file that I tried to play on Rockbox was the direct recording from Garage Band. I also downloaded Audacity to try that. The WAV test track from Audacity played.
I am using Rockbox version 3.6.
This has been going on since 2006 and the following post was from 2007:-http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=12024.0
When making recordings in the future I will evidently have to use Audacity and create WAV recordings if I want the WAV files to work in Rockbox. I wouldn't normally do this, but I don't like having files that aren't usable on some applications. It leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. Having just spent days trying to get MS Word to open Windows Write and Lotus Ami Pro word processing files that I wanted to archive (eventually using Virtual Box on Linux and a pristine copy of Windows XP SP2) I an understandably wary of file formats that have flaky support. Rockbox purports to play AIFF files. These are supposed to be Apple's equivalent of WAV files.
As I say this is rather frightening considering that people who use macs and record using them can't get those recordings played by rockbox when rockbox states it can play AIFF files.
Thank you in advance for your help.