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Subject: Re: Feature Request
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-11-17


JJTye_at_aol.com wrote:
> 1) a support for the NTFS file system rather that FAT32 may improve the
> efficiency of the Jukebox since NTFS is more stable and is higher in
> performance than FAT32.

We can't change file system, since the archos firmware in ROM has to find and load the rockbox firmware file on disk. The archos firmware only knows fat32.

> 2) An ability to sort and play music by Genre, Artist, Mood, Album (present
> in the MP3 ID3 tag)

See request #613544.

> 3) An ability to change the speed of music by time-stretching rather than
> changing the pitch.

That's an incredibly complex process, requiring a lot more processing power than the Archos has.
 
> 4) Some Sound Spatial Enhancements like Hall, Auditorium, Club, Disco,
> Concert, Ballroom, Cathedrial, Stadium etc would be Fantastic!

Same thing here. Complex audio processing cannot be done, since the mp3 playback is done in hardware.

> 5) Recording: How about some Minidisk-style editing facilities for MP3
> recording such as Split Track, Join Tracks, Number Tracks, Remove unwanted
> portions of your recordings and Fade in-out?

See request #551729.

> 5) and the final request which is soooooooo good Ive saved it for last is
> support for the Realizer plug-in, which helps the sound quality by restoring
> the frequencies lost by the MP3 compression! (Winamp supports the Realizer
> plug-in)

Realizer is an overhyped equalizer - it cannot magically rediscover "lost frequencies". And, as with any multiband equalizer, cannot be implemented on the Archos.

-- 
Björn



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