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Subject: Re: The future
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-12-19


hey this looks really nice!

maybe this is easy to hack?
i downloaded firmware-file (~3.5mb-ouch!) of hd500 and it seems somewhat
unscrambled. at least there is readable clear-text at adress hex#00153820.
maybe they run a proprietary embedded OS on that ? the header of the .bin
has a string "estfbinr" which seems to be "EST flat binary file format" (two
hits on google groups pointing to comp.os.vxworks)

btw: is there a program which can analyze a binary in depht and tell me, what
kind of code (platform, maybe even programming language) is inside?
i know unix "file" but does "file" do a comprehensive analysis of the whole file?
i think you need a lot of hacker experience to distinguish between "data" "code"
"scrambled shit" inside a file when just using a hex editor. is there such a
"reverse engineer`s best friend" ?

> Microcontroller: Motorola MCF5249, with a ColdFire CPU clocked at 120 MHz.
so this mp3 player probably should be able to run linux!?
(see http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5265530840.html)
pretty powerful device!

> This indeed looks like a device we could have fun some with!
and it makes me probably drop my intention to buy another archos jbr 20(old model)
for future usage.
:)

> (Xclef also makes an 1.8"-disk model called HD-800. Those of you who value size over
>capacity may want to have a look at that.)
my favourite mp3 player now :) WHEN and WHERE available in EUROPE?
btw: their "consumer website entry" seems to be at: http://www.multichannel-labs.com/

> I found some info in a dutch forum:
> http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/811305
can someone translate that to english or make that guys TALK english? most of the dutch people speak
perfect english so i wonder why such geektalk must be done in dutch ;)

regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: The future

> ajf_at_midmaine.com wrote:
> > Here's another one to consider. These folks have been making flash memory
> > mp3 player/recorders for quite a while, and have just announced a hard
> > drive model.
> >
> > http://www.pogoproducts.com/
>
> This appears to be a rebranded XClef HD-500, which indeed looks like a pretty nice device: http://www.xclef.com/pro03_e.htm
>
> I found some info in a dutch forum:
> http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/811305
>
> Photo of internals:
> http://www.emmeau.com/xclef/xclef-print.jpg
>
> Microcontroller: Motorola MCF5249, with a ColdFire CPU clocked at 120 MHz.
> USB controller: Our old friend the In-System ISD300
> Flash: AM 29LV160DB-EC90
>
> Motorola sample block schematic:
> http://www.emmeau.com/xclef/layoutbig.gif
>
> Motorola MCF5249 product page, with plenty of documentation:
> http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=MCF5249L
>
> The display resolution is 160x105 and uses EL backlight.
>
> This indeed looks like a device we could have fun some with!
>
> (Xclef also makes an 1.8"-disk model called HD-800. Those of you who value size over capacity may want to have a look at that.)
>
> --
> Björn
>



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