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Old 11-11-2018, 09:39 AM   #1
lia_solis
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Alternative codec similar to Switch or ffmpeg for G729b native decoding for Linux


Hi,

I saw a thread similar to this from 10 years ago with no successful outcome, hope something has changed...

I need to decode huge volumes of audios (about 20k audios, 2-8 minutes long) from G729b native codec to PCM Uncompressed wav.

I currently use Switch to do it (https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html), it's a drag and drop tool - great functionality but as far as I know it can only be used as a UI. I end up dragging it from Linux env to decode it in Windows and then back to Linux - takes me days to do it.

Ffmpeg doesn't have the option of converting the above codec.

Can anyone recommend a command line tool similar to ffmpeg with the functionality of Switch that I can use in Linux? Or is there a work around with Switch?

Thanks in advance!
Lia

Last edited by lia_solis; 11-11-2018 at 09:44 AM. Reason: added detail
 
Old 11-11-2018, 09:58 AM   #2
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Ffmpeg doesn't have the option of converting the above codec.
I don't know if you got that information from that ten year-old thread, but it's not currently true. FFMPEG has supported G.729b for at least (checks on google) seven years.

https://stackoverflow.com/a/7732110

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Old 11-11-2018, 10:22 AM   #3
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I don't know if you got that information from that ten year-old thread, but it's not currently true. FFMPEG has supported G.729b for at least (checks on google) seven years.

https://stackoverflow.com/a/7732110
Thank you for prompt reply dugan. I overlooked the importance of the following detail, the format is G729.b Sipro Lab Kelvin. I found this thread:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...pro-lab-kelvin

I was hoping there is something a bit more straight forward than that...
 
Old 11-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #4
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The official FFMPEG bug tracker entry:

https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4799

Yeah I guess you're out of luck.
 
  


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