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Subject: RE: questions ...
From: M. OReilly (moreilly_at_moreilly.com)
Date: 2002-06-25


I have had zero problems with my Archos. There are some limitations in the
factory firmware (hence the Rockbox project!), but overall the product is
sturdy and very well made.

I *think* that Service Pack 6 for NT4 addresses USB support, but I'm not
100% sure. I know MS promised it, but I don't remember if they ever
delivered. (Even if not, Mandrake 8 works fine under VMWare...)

I have had no problems with long files - I have some mp3s on mine that are
>30 minutes long, and it seems to play them just fine.

One nice thing about the Recorder is the ability to record straight to mp3
from an analog source (e.g., cassette) and split the file into pieces at the
press of a button, on the fly. (The Archos simply annotates the filename
with an incremented number and continues recording.)

I took a long time before I bought an mp3 player to replace my original Rio,
and I think the Archos is the best one out there.

Hope that helps.

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Rob Ward
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 6:56 AM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: questions ...

Thanks for the answers to my questions. Not sure whether I can buy a
unit from Europe - often there are limitations on where companies will
sell to.

I was thinking of http://www.funmp3players.com , however they probably
has a US adapter.

Also, I have another problem ... I run Windoze NT4 and therefore have no
USB. Is there a way around this? I guess I could set up a linux box.

Lastly, how does the AJBR handle looong files, like say 45 minutes long,
recordered at 40kbps? These are cassette tapes made into MP3's with just
speech (eg. no music)? Can the message be paused say halfway thru, the
player turned off, then restarted at the midpoint again?

Thanks again.

Rob Ward



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