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Subject: RE: new thread about remote control with display
From: Remo Hofer (remo.nospam_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2002-10-08


On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 15:28:15 +0100 stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk (Stuart
Tedford) wrote:

>>
>> When should rockbox send data and what should it send then?
>>
>
>I would suggest that the Archos sends out everything once a new song starts.
>The remote device could update its own time display if it has one. The
>Archos could even send out a "time sync" packet every 5 seconds or so if
>required. The remote can decide what it wants to display from this info.
>This way there is very little unnecessary comms overhead, and no polling.
>
>Stu.

Maybe the archos should send only very short "interrupt" messages
like "playing stopped", "playing started", "new track". The remote
could then ask for all needed information like track name, position etc.
The commands the remote could use to query infos and execute function,
could be quite powerfull (e.g. query info for the whole playlist,
directory etc.).

This way the same interface could be used for a complex pc program
(or palm etc.) controling the archos as well as a simple remote device
(with or without display).

The archos only sends the info which is needed without forcing
the remote to poll to frequently.

-- 
Remo Hofer <remo.nospam_at_gmx.net>
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