No support for 24bit/96kHz audio file?

Mark Waddingham mark at
Thu Jan 23 05:27:08 EST 2020

On 2020-01-23 10:00, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode wrote:
> Mark,
> My experience with the built in player in the past has been difficult 
> and
> it never served files greater than 16 bit up to 48k. In 2006 I reverse
> engineered (hacked) the player object to EXPORT audio files and 
> required a
> lot of convoluted code to reassemble as a wav or aiff file, building 
> the
> binary jump table was a trip.  I gave up after that.

Well it probably would have been easier just to use QT APIs direct and 
an external to export the audio data from the file (not that that was 
necessarily easy, media frameworks tend to be skewed towards playback 
than authoring - and QT was never particularly well documented for 
other than playback!).

> Has it ever really been improved? Player vs "Player control"  ?
> It used to depend on Quicktime which is now doornail.

Audioclips have always been restricted in what they can do - they are 
just simple raw audio storage/playback things.

Players used QT on Mac/Win until QT died - now they use 
(for at least the last 2-3 years). The formats they support are what 
frameworks support.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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