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Subject: Re: File Transfer..
From: Chad (
Date: 2002-09-20

Yes I was wondering if the raw mp3 data could be sent out the digital SP/DIF,
rather than decompressing and sending PCM, Which I would think would impart
more loss on the re-encoding back to

On Thursday 19 September 2002 03:37 pm, you wrote:
> 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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