Ogg encoding puzzle

David Fletcher kubuntu-users at thefletchers.net
Thu Jun 21 22:17:44 UTC 2007

Here's what seems to me to be a really weird problem.

I've got two PCs. The old PC is a celeron 600 running Dapper. The newer PC is 
a P4 running Feisty and has a SATA optical drive.

And my wife has a iAUDIO branded flash portable music player I bought her for 
Christmas, because it can play Ogg Vorbis files.

If I rip and encode a CD using the old PC, scp them over to the new PC so that 
I can get at the USB sockets and copy them to the music player, it plays.

If I rip and encode with the new PC, copy the files to the music player, it 
sees the files, shows titles, but no sound. But I'm using the new PC to play 
ogg files encoded on the new PC right now and it sounds fine.

There was a difference in the encoder command line in grip. I've set the new 
PC to match the old PC but it still won't work on the portable player.

BTW I also started having problems playing tracks at the office, using the ogg 
codec for Windows Media Player. The old files play OK but the new ones don't.

Anybody got any idea what the difference is?

Thanks for any help.


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