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Subject: simply amazing
From: Matt SF (spore_at_psibercom.org)
Date: 2002-12-21


Hello RB developers/fans--

I remember when I saw my first Archos player about a year ago; I was
impressed with its capacity, compactness, ability to play VBR MP3s, etc.
Soon after, I saw the Rockbox pages go up, but it was early in the RB
project and the groundswell was still forming, so there was no code for
public consumption.

Fast forward a year (I forgot about the RB project! :-O ) and I couldn't
believe what I was reading on the RB site. It blew me away. And now
that the pricing on the AJBR was reasonable, I couldn't see why I should
wait any longer, so I got one. Before long I had a recent build up and
running on my Archos, and was playing with wps configs and fnt files.
I'm still in disbelief over your collective work.

And if anything, I see it as rather embarrassing for Archos; yes I know
they're a small company trying to compete with the likes of Creative, and
that resources are probably stretched. But to see them ignore both users
(email, what's that?) and basic bug fixing (e.g. the whine in the Recorder
playback mode) while developing a handheld 1" color LCD DivX player is
rather annoying. At least they saved face by asking to use your code for
the new CD-ROMs in future packaging.

I want to just say 'thank you' for all your hard work. I'm getting ready
to travel soon and I know I'll appreciate having the nice sound of the
AJBR and my Ety ER-4P's to block out the plane noise. :) Is there a
donation site set up yet? I see there was a tshirt project going on..are
they being sold to support Rockbox?

I have no real coding skills, but I am fairly adept at audio tech /
recording / compression / editing / analysis / etc. so I'll lend a hand
if someone asks.

Thanks again, and everyone have some good end of year holidays!

-matt
sf, ca, us

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