GiP and ffmpeg

Peter S Kirk peter.kirk at
Mon Nov 4 14:03:36 PST 2019

On 4 Nov 2019 at 14:15, Budge Budge <ajebay at> wrote:

> The Linn DS engineer advised that he received a file from you and advised that
> if you convert the track to FLAC or ALAC that it plays.
> The problems are caused by the file being split into an enormous number
> of tiny chunks (over 400,000 audio blocks for a 9,200 second track); any
> encoder which reduced this would allow the file to play.

imo the Linn DS does not have sufficient cpu power, memory or cache to 
handle such a fragmented file

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