Ogg encoding puzzle [Partially solved]

David Fletcher kubuntu-users at thefletchers.net
Sat Jun 23 20:20:21 UTC 2007

On Saturday 23 Jun 2007, Steve Grace wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 13:19 +0100, David Fletcher wrote:
> I don't know if this will help, but I have a cheap music player that has
> no trouble with ogg files encoded at quality level 0. However, I
> accidentally encoded some files at quality level 3 (the default) and
> found that only half of those played. The others showed a track length
> of 00:00.
> You seem concerned about a bad Grip configuration setting. What happens
> if you encode ogg files from the command prompt instead of using Grip?
> Steve

Thanks for the reply, Steve.

Next, I tried ripping and encoding to flac, then converted one of the tracks 
to ogg from the command line using both --quality=0 and --quality=3. The 
iAUDIO played them both.

So, looked at the oggenc command line in grip. Nothing in there sets quality. 
It just passes artist, track, album, genre etc. So I added --quality=3 to the 
command line and ran grip again. Copied the album to the iAUDIO and it plays.

I'll have to try some more albums, but looks like it might now be working, 


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