looking for help creating a mime type

kendell clark coffeekingms at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 06:09:35 UTC 2016

Thank you very much for that link. I now have some of the bits I need to
create a fully functioning mime type. The one thing I'm missing is a way
of uniquely identifying audible audio files without relying on the file
extension. If I can't find this, creating a mime type will be pretty
easy, but I'd prefer to  be able to uniquely identify the file type if
possible. It's amusing. The audible website swears that you can't
convert their files into other formats, and yet I did so via ffmpeg.
What else should I do? I can't seem to find an accessible hex editor, so
if anyone is willing to help me out there by getting some form of magic
info, integer, string, etc that I can use to single out the audible
format I'd really appreciate it. Don't worry, I'm not asking anyone to
do all the work for me, I'm still going to file the bug and make sure
everything complies with the mime spec.
Kendell Clark

Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> Your first step will be figuring out if there is any existing media
> type for this type of file.
> Looking at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000103.shtml#sign
> I see audio/audible
> audio/x-pn-audibleaudio, the latter which looks like it could be used in xdg.
> After that you'll want to file a bug on the freedesktop bugzilla
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/), and provide a patch if possible.
> There's other mime type requests on that bugzilla you can take example
> on.
> J. Leclanche
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:33 AM, kendell clark <coffeekingms at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi all
>> After a lot of digging through my cd collection, I came across an
>> audible audio file I had backed up who knows how long ago. I've been
>> wanting to create fully functioning mime types for this and it's
>> enhanced audio counterpart for a while now. I'm a complete novice at
>> this, so I'm looking for any willing helpers. I can upload the files
>> somewhere so if anyone decides to help me they can have access to them.
>> Note that these are legal files, legally obtained from audible with an
>> active account, mine. Well, not active anymore, but it was when these
>> files were obtained. These seem to be mp3 files with some strange stuff
>> at the beginning, because simply renaming the file extension doesn't
>> allow them to be played, but I can easily convert them with ffmpeg. Any
>> help would be greatly appreciated.
>> Thanks
>> Kendell Clark
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