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Subject: Re: AV 120 timer
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-06-19


On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Frans Langeveld wrote:

[received off-list, but cc'ed to the rockbox list for future reference etc]

> I know you are not developing for the AV 120 video recorder but is it
> possible to build in a timer in this device so i can record mine favorit
> program whenever i want.

Everything's possible. It just takes more or less time and effort.

You won't see us do that though, as you already know we don't develop for the
multimedia models.

> I already contacted Archos about this they told me to buy the AV 300 serie
> which is much more expensive.

> Because you already made a sleep timer version in the other Archos products
> it is maby not so difficult to build one in the AV 120 video recorder.

Rockbox is developed from scratch, it is not a modification of the Archos
software. At this point, we've been working on it for ~18 months with more
than 60 named (non-trivial) contributors. A little over 60,000 lines of C
code.

To make a similar thing on the multimedia, you'd have to develop everything
from scratch there too. It's a different CPU with a secret manual you can't
get your hands on, different architecture, different software upgrade
procedure, different display, and you'd have to produce numerous video codecs.

When that is done, adding a crappy timer is easiest thing on earth compared to
the MAJOR work you'd have to achieve first.

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