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Subject: Mac and Archos
From: H (pooklaroux_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-01-18


I've been reading this list for a while but I just
subscribed to it. I use an Archos Jukebox 6k and an
Archos Jukebox Recorder v2 on various desktops and
powerbooks under Mac OS 8.6. I'm putting a little faq
together for other people who use these devices under
classic mac os. As soon as I get my site up and
running I'll make a post to the list to let everyone
know. Someone wrote the list about problems with their
Archos under Mac -- some basic things to keep in mind:

already mentioned: classic mac os uses HFS or HFS+
format, the archos must use FAT32. The mac reads the
archos device using pc exchange.

mp3 files must be named "file.mp3" for the archos to
know they are playable mp3 files. The mac may not
always name an mp3 file with the .mp3 suffix.

I've had problems at times plugging the archos into
the mac and getting it to mount if the batteries are
too low even when it is plugged into the charger.

and if you are posting to a list asking for help with
mac and archos, please put your os and system info in
the post. using a pre-g3 ppc machine under os 8.6 is
way different than using a G4 under os x.

I'm not a super expert on anything but I'll try to
help where I can.

Pook



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