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Subject: RE: Long Recordings
From: Dave Jones (dave_at_hfpacoustical.com)
Date: 2003-05-19


There is a patch that adds record timer functionality to rockbox. See the
patch tracker at source forge to find information about the patch.

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=697373&group_id=44306&atid=439120

However, note that this patch is based on CVS code from several months ago
and I don't think it will apply cleanly to the current code.

I can post a precompiled 2.0 firmware version that includes this
functionality if there are a few requests for it. It will take a little
work for me though. It would be easier to post a new patch that will apply
cleanly to the current CVS code. How much interest is there out there for this?

Dave

At 01:42 PM 5/19/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>I too use my Juke/Rockbox solely for recording live gigs, of about 6 - 9
>hours at a time. Dealing with the 600mb+ file at the end of the night is a
>pain to say the least.
>
>If there was a way of getting the Rockbox to record in say 1 hour chunks or
>something like that I think it would be fantastic.
>
>A timer-record facility would be the absolute icing on the cake...
>bootleggers delight!
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
>Behalf Of ajf
>Sent: 19 May 2003 12:56
>To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>Subject: Long Recordings
>
>
>Yes it is "cool" to be able to record for as long as you want, but it does
>NOT follow that the recording has to be in one looooong file. As several
>responses have pointed it, there are practical problems in handling files in
>the GB range, not to mention the risk of losing the entire thing if
>something goes wrong. To expect flawless handling of monster files from a
>freeware is, shall we say, optimistic.
>
>A better solution would be a "tracking" feature, which automagically starts
>a new file at a pre-determined interval, or perhaps after detecting n
>seconds of silence after a pre-determined track length has been reached.
>This capability is available in a PC application called Audiotools, and with
>it I am able to record unattended for 12 hours (or more) and get 15 - 20
>files named sequentially, each of approx 45 minute length. I can fix the
>headers and apply tags to these files in a matter of minutes, and copy the
>whole thing to a directory on the JBR for playback.
>
>Audiotools also has a "timed record" feature that will stop the recording so
>that I don't get hours of silence at the end. NO I can't take Audiotools to
>a concert to make a bootleg recording, but in that case, I am willing to
>actually monitor my JBR with Rockbox, end a file at each intermission, and
>shut it off at the end of the concert.
>
>It would be nice if Rockbox had a tracking feature like this, but I can't
>honestly say that I think this is the most important thing for the
>developers to work on.

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Dave Jones, Senior Project Consultant
HFP Acoustical Consultants Inc.
6001 Savoy Dr., Suite 115
Houston, Texas 77036
713.789.9400 (phone)
713.789.5493 (fax)
www.hfpacoustical.com
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