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Subject: RE: Archos build quality......
From: Matthew P. OReilly (moreilly_at_moreilly.com)
Date: 2003-05-19


This has come up once or twice in the past, IIRC, but we determined that it
would be cost-prohibitive to make it for such a select group of people.
(And unless someone wants to start a business selling a new mp3 player, it's
never going to be a big audience.)

But I, too, am curious about this... What *would* we put as design
features/requirements for a hardware player? We have an open-source
software project, what would we do for an open-source hardware project?

Perhaps just publishing specs would be enough to garner someone's interest
in the outside world, then maybe we'd get a hardware player that's near our
specs at some point. Who knows?

So I'll ask the first question to our technical harware folks - what MAS/ADC
chip(s) would you select for this imaginary player? It seems the MAS chip
is our biggest stumbling block right now for some of the functions we want -
what would you rather use?

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Tim Elliott
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 10:31 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: RE: Archos build quality......

It would be great if the Rockbox developers could design a new player
with a more powerful processor, more RAM and an easily upgradeable hard
drive. I would hope it would still have a digital in/out and free
copying to and from the unit without special software.

It would be interesting to hear exactly what the Rockbox team would put
in a new player/recorder if they could design it from the ground-up.

Tim (long time reader, first time poster)



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