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Ogg vorbis files impossible to play o_O
I had asked this two weeks ago and received no reply, and now I when I want to bump my message, I don't find this message anymore o_O So i'll be posting a copy I kept in my backups folder, just a bit edited since then. Sorry if I'm mistaken and my original post is still present somewhere.
I noticed that, on my Mandriva 2006, I can't play most ogg audio files (maybe one third of the ogg files can still be read). I tried with amarok, bmpx, xmms, kaffeine... Only the mplayer manages to read the ogg files.
Yet, I have the win32 RPM codec pack installed, and also the libvorbis RPM pack.
If you want, here's one ogg file I can not read, except with the mplayer : http://sabin.free.fr/tmp/will-to-live.ogg
Can you read that one ? T_T
Please make the test
I'm an Amarok user, and not being able to play more two thirds of my ogg files is a hell T_T
In /usr/lib (and I copied them, without result, to /win32), I have
I found no RPM for ogg vorbis files that would be missing.
Madly enough, the libvorbis RPM has the totality of KDE as a dependency, so I cannot uninstall-reinstall it
Would you know what I should do to enable my system to read ogg audio files ?
Please, thanks if you can help !
Hi Sabin - Not at a Linux box right now, but I'll see if I can play your file this evening. Someone else might have a solution by then though.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
I haven't had much luck trying to fix your ogg vorbis file! I couldn't get it to play either. I think I have an idea what the problem might be though. Here's the output from the command - file will-to-live.ogg
will-to-live.ogg: Ogg data, Vorbis audio, stereo, 44100 Hz, ~160000 bps, created by: Xiphophorus libVorbis I (1.0 beta 4)
Now here's the output from one of my playable ogg files:
08_three_hours.ogg: Ogg data, Vorbis audio, stereo, 44100 Hz, ~128000 bps, created by: Xiph.Org libVorbis I (1.0.1)
Note that the libVorbis library used to create the unplayable file is a beta version. So perhaps it's just a buggy algorithm which is no longer supported by current ogg vorbis software? Seems like a shame though. I tried to re-encode the file using Grip, but I couldn't get that to work. Sorry but I don't think this can be fixed. Someone please prove otherwise.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
Interesting, thanks for your analysis !
Alas, my problem is that a TON of my CDs have been ripped using an old OggDrog version on Windows 2000, and that is that OggDrop that seems to use an outdated vorbis library !
More weirdly, those files play allright under windows.
As much weirdly, those files can be played by the mplayer.
Well, since I have no choice, I guess i'll have to reboot windows and run a mass conversion of my CDs :/
Thank you for your time, Fingal
Your appreciation is appreciated! It was fun to check out your file, and I was interested to see that it's a beta version and therefore - in open source terms - 'an unstable release'.
I didn't think I would ever find a practical use for the 'file' command, but Unix developers are very wise. :-0I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso