[vlc-devel] Re: [Thomas Mayerhofer] Playing .wav on Mac OS X

Laurent Aimar fenrir at via.ecp.fr
Wed May 21 12:06:27 CEST 2003

> Subject: Playing .wav on Mac OS X
> VLC 0.5.3

> I am trying to play a certain type of .wav audio files (8bit, 8kbit/s,=20=
> A-law compressed - I get those from my telco's UM system; see attached=20=
> sample!) on my Mac machine (on Windows there's no problem).
> Not a chance with Quicktime, Real One or other freeware tools, the=20
> codec is not recognised. So I had a try with VLC, my "Swiss army knife"=20=
> for multimedia jobs, which was at least not complete without success.=20
> First it looks like the file can be handeled, but then I get the error=20=
> "wav: cannot find "data" tag".

> Could it be that my sound clips are not complete wellformed?
 No it was a bug in the wav parser, it's corrected, but the codec isn't 
recognize, it doesn't seems to be A-law. (the waveformatex said id=0x22 and
it seems that is "True Speech" codec.

 Somebody know how this codec works ?


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