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Subject: Re: File Transfer..
From: Bjoern Fischer (bfischer_at_Techfak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE)
Date: 2002-09-20


Hello,

> My brother and I were talking about our Recorders and I said it would be great
> if the next ver of hardware could send files between units using IR or direct
> cable of some sort...Which got me thinking is there any way rockbox could be
> made to send/recieve files out the digital port bypasing the encoder/decoder.
> Obvisouly disk writing is needed but? I know someone converted one of the
> ports into a serial but I would not like to hack the unit to do this. Does
> anyone see how it can be done with this hardware???

First of all, there's no way to peer two AJB Recorders via USB;
I suspect you already know.

But I like your idea to use digital SP/DIF I/O. One would have
to prepare a specially wired "cross link" cable with 3.5" stereo
plugs to interconnect two AJBs. It should be possible to send
raw PCM data directly through the MAS, so any data should be
transmittable -- maybe through a fail-safe transmisson protocol.

Think of it: It'd be possible for two AJB users to interlink
and exchange thier favorite MP3s. In some countries music industry
executives may shoot on sight at AJB owners then ;-)

Björn (Fischer)



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