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Subject: YAMPP was: RE: Archos build quality......
Date: 2003-05-20

i think the site with the most advanced "open hardware" mp3-player "yampp"
at will give some useful information or
does anybody know a better one?


mhhh - porting rockbox on a yamp? not an easy task I think......

> 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
> 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: []On
> Behalf Of Tim Elliott
> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 10:31 PM
> To:
> 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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