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Subject: archos >4h recording bug
From: p o u n d h o u s e (hal_at_poundhouse.ca)
Date: 2002-11-30


Hi everybody,

I'm new to the mailing list. I just wanted to write to ask if any of you
had any insight into the bug with the Archos firmware where recording for
longer than 4 hours causes the recorder to crash and lose the mp3 file. I
have verified with another Archos user in Germany that the same has happened
with him as well.

We were both using the 1.27d version of the Archos firmware. I was using
the Digital input, and my friend in Germany was using the Line-in.

My crash occured at 4h 05m. At around the two hour mark, the display split
in half. What should have been displayed in the top half of the screen was
in the bottom half, and vice versa. Sort of like a tv that lost it's
v-hold. And then, at 4h 05m it completely hungup and was unresponsive. On
bootup, the file 'new song.mp3' in which I was recording was no where in
sight and my recording is gone. I'm currently trying to use easyrecovery on
it, but i'm not keeping my hopes up.

Anyways, I'm writing because I'm extremely frustrated with losing that audio
(one of the best dj sets we had done at one of our residencies), and I'm
hoping that the Rockbox crew is aware of this Archos bug, and will implement
long recordings properly, unlike the Archos people. I'm actually surprised
that they would release their product with a bug like this.

Next time, I will test with the latest daily build of Rockbox for recording.
Anyways, any help or insight on this would be great. Thanks for listening.

Hali.



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