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Subject: RE: Long Recordings
From: Meirion Williams [e-knowledge] (
Date: 2003-05-19

*raises hand*

I have no idea about applying patches and things like that though :( A
precompiled one would be great

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Dave Jones
Sent: 19 May 2003 14:51
Subject: RE: Long Recordings

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

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


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: []On
>Behalf Of ajf
>Sent: 19 May 2003 12:56
>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
>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
>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
>that I don't get hours of silence at the end. NO I can't take Audiotools
>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.

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)

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