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Subject: Re: archos >4h recording bug
From: Paul van der Heu (pvdh_at_xs4all.nl)
Date: 2002-12-01


On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 16:24:17 -0500, p o u n d h o u s e wrote:

>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.

Actualy you did not lose the recording.. If you write anything to the
disk after this you will most likely be able to recover the data
using scandisk or Norton DiscDoctor..

>My crash occured at 4h 05m. At around the two hour mark, the
>display split in half.

A well know problem with the archos FW..

>sight and my recording is gone. I'm currently trying to use
>easyrecovery on

My experiences with easy recovery with anything but deleted files
are bad to say the least. Norton DiscDoctor should do much better

>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),

I know the feeling. I lost some REAL cool livesets I did on a weekly
jamnight.. ;(

>and I'm hoping that the RockBox crew is aware of this Archos bug,

Believe me, they are .. ;)

>and will implement long recordings properly,

The current recording implementation is already better IMO (I could
NEVER get the archos to do 48KHz recordings before RockBox.. and it's
still under development

>that they would release their product with a bug like this.

Realeae it can happen, bet completely unable to fix it is another
matter. But then again.. by now their firmware is outdated anyway
AFAIAC.

>Anyways, any help or insight on this would be great. Thanks for
>listening.

The latest daily build has a problem with the experimental 'show
playlists only' feature, it does nothing but show only playlists
nomatter what the setting, but recording works great sofar.

Keep an eye on the dailies..

PW



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