wave recorded on ubuntu does not work on windows xp

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Fri Jun 17 02:34:08 PDT 2011

On 06/17/11 08:56, Kus, Tomasz wrote:
> In my application running on Ubuntu 10.04 I am recording wav files using  following pipeline:
> autoaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audio/x-raw-int,channels=1,depth=16 ! wavenc ! filesink
> When I try to play recorded file on Windows XP SP3, Windows Media Player starts playback and then displays error message "Windows Media Player cannot play the file".
> The same file can be played on Ubuntu and on Windows 7 without any problem.
> I assume that Win XP does not support compression mode used by my gstreamer pipeline.

this file is not compressed actually. It is hard to say for what reasons 
windows media player on XP rejects the file. You could try to collect 
some files that actually play there and use some avi-format dump to 
check the headers (chunks) of files that play and don't play.


> Is it possible to have the file playable on all three operating systems, what would be a correct pipeline for that ?
> Thanks
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