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Subject: RE: Auto-power off
From: M. OReilly (
Date: 2002-09-25

I think three options would be better:

>>-shutdown if not playing
>>-Shutdown anyways at the end of the track
-shutdown in a specific period of time

There would not be a need to use a config file for this, b/c the user would
probably not use the same settings every time. A simple tree structure
invoked by the auto-shutoff would work fine:

        Shutdown at end of track
        Shutdown if not playing
        Shutdown in x seconds/minutes
                60 mins
                45 mins
                30 mins
                20 mins
                15 mins
                10 mins
                05 mins
                xx seconds (to be input by the user)

or something like that.

Perhaps the auto-shutoff could include a feature to recall between reboots
what the last status was and make sure the box complied. For instance, I
choose to have the archos power off. Then for whatever reason, (like the
list postings here today) it comes back on again. The auto-shutoff would
check and if there are no button presses after the box has come on for say,
2 minutes, the auto-shutoff will power it off again. This maybe a hassle
when combined with auto-resume, but otherwise it would be a benefit, I

Oh, well, just my .02 euros. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Henri DAVID
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:02 AM
Subject: RE: Auto-power off

well, i think in an idea world, the timer should provide the user with an
option like :
-shutdown if not playing
-Shutdown anyways at the end of the track


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