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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: robster on July 11, 2006, 03:05:32 PM

Title: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: robster on July 11, 2006, 03:05:32 PM
Howdee-I just installed Rockbox. I suppose my answer is in the Twiki?but it's down. How do I get Rockbox to play my 2,400 Apple Lossless songs on my 4th Gen. 60GB ipod photo?

Many thanks,
Robert
Title: Re: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: mojohand on July 12, 2006, 01:58:56 PM
It won't.  However, FLAC and SHN play on-the-fly.  In fact, I would say that FLAC playback is quite excellent.
Title: Re: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: ryran on July 12, 2006, 02:07:11 PM
It's times like this that I feel a little sorry for all the people that have invested so much time into WMP and iTunes and their respective proprietary formats....
Title: Re: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: Llorean on July 12, 2006, 02:08:01 PM
Actually, ALAC should be supported.
Title: Re: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: RotAtoR on July 12, 2006, 02:11:00 PM
Actually, ALAC should be supported.

From what I understand, ALAC, while definitely supported, is currently a bit shaky and may not be able to play all ALAC files.
Title: Re: How do I get Rockbox to play my lossless files
Post by: Llorean on July 12, 2006, 02:14:36 PM
Well, it's mostly the MP4 parser, if I understand correctly, that is the problem.

That being said, most iTunes encoded ALAC files should play fine, like any other file.