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Subject: rockbox fun - the "audiosette" making archos act as a datasette
From: roland (
Date: 2004-05-19

hi !
a friend of mine, still active in the c64/gameboy-music-scene ( - nerds ;) doesn`t want to carry his "big`n`heavy"
diskdrive to his gigs.

what did he do to have his equipment more "leightweight" ?

- he built an adapter to hook his jukebox to the datasette port (named that hardware adapter the "audiosette")
- got to convert c64 program files to wav files
- converted his audio-tools (e.g. tools like to a wav file
- converted that wav file to mp3
- put that on his jukebox
- and......

watch yourself:

coool - RETRO!

now i wonder: could there be a plugin for rockbox, doing that "PRG to Audio Conversion" on the fly - i.e. to "play a PRG File" - so
pushing the "play button" on your archos is just like "press play on tape" ?
i don`t ask for someone doing this - and NO - the world doesn`t really need this - but i just would like to know your opinion, if
such plugin would be possible. maybe, every byte could be precalculated into a single mp3 frame - that resulting 255 different
frames could be stored on the player and "merged" togeter to a mp3-bytestream ? i don`t know about the datasette audio format at the
moment.... :)
(hey - just brainstorming)


this is no joke - april is over!

there is a gig in stockholm at 26.05.2004: of that audiosette guy. maybe you like


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