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Subject: Music Searching Function
From: SteamShip (steamship_at_sbcglobal.net)
Date: 2003-12-17


Tim,

I'm changing this topic to searching function since I ruled out using that
adapter for the USB Holy Grail topic, but thank you for the thoughtful
suggestion.

However, having a searchable database is very important to me. I have
collected about 100,000 MP3 files, and have 7,840 original CD, and 2,794
vinyl LP's. Of all the programs I have ever found when I started looking
over two years ago, I settled on http://wensoftware.com/

Music Library because it is constantly improved, searchable for any aspect
of any file, artist, media, etc. It has allowed me to know clearly which
backup media or HD the item is stored on. I store my CD's and Vinyl in the
order that this program catalogs them.

This is not a plug for Music Library, rather it is something to look at
regarding features for any type of search program for Archos. That is the
one thing that IPod has over Archos that I think is important.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elliott, Tim" <Tim.Elliott_at_ips-sendero.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 8:17 AM
Subject: RE: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law , and also a SEARCH
function

> Hi Guys, I usually just Lurk but since no one said anything about the
> following, I thought I would speak up.
> Take a look at this link...
>
> http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?T1=131+0936
>
> It is a small adapter that you can carry around with you and plug it onto
> the end of any standard USB cable to convert that cable into a Male-A to
> Male-A. I have A couple of Archos cables, but I use this adapter more than
> the original cables.
>
> Also since I am here I might as well ask this..
> Does anyone care much for searching capabilities? I wrote a small app in
VB
> that you run on your PC under windows that basically creates playlists
based
> on words from the titles of your MP3s. So for example, if you had two MP3s
> and their titles were "Going Home for Christmas.mp3" and "Shut up and
> Drive.mp3", it would then create seven play lists like the following
example
> of the folder tree..
> You then, just move that folder tree to your Archos and then when you are
> looking for a song, but forgot who sings it, or what folder it is in, you
> just browse using this newly created search tree and play the m3u.
Granted,
> there may be several songs in that playlist, but so far this is the only
way
> I have came up with to search based on words in the title of the song.
> I am still working on the code, but if someone wants to play with it and
> maybe perfect it or use it, I don't mind sending it.
> I just personally could not live with out some way of searching for a song
> on my archos FMR20.
> Here is the Directory tree..
>
> C:\!Search
> \C
> \CH
> \Christmas.m3u
> \D
> \DR
> \Drive.m3u
> \F
> \FO
> \For.m3u
> \G
> \GO
> \Going.m3u
> \H
> \HO
> \Home.m3u
> \S
> \Sh
> \Shut.m3u
> \U
> \UP
> \UP.m3u
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Björn Stenberg [mailto:bjorn_at_haxx.se]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:24 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
>
>
> SteamShip wrote:
> > In addition, you are very wrong about trying to get A-A cables
"anyplace
> > that carries a nice selection of USB cables." Remember my post said
> Male-A
> > to Male-A, like the one that Archos includes in the box.. I am not
> looking
> > for Male/Female A-A
>
> Actually a lot of places carry them. Try searching google for "A male to A
> male" and you'll get lots of hits.
>
> --
> Björn
>



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