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Subject: RE: w.m.a
From: VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) (Gerald.VanBaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2004-06-04


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of lee donaghy
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 3:09 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: w.m.a
>
>
> --- BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net> wrote: > At
> 17:16 04/06/04, you wrote:
> > >larry a écrit :
> > >
> > >>are there drivers to enable the archose to play
> > w.m.a. files?
> > >>_______________________________________________
> > >>http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox
> > >The archos use a MP3 chip to encode/decode MP3,
> > there's no drivers
> >
> > The MP3 Chip is an MAS3587 which supports uploadable
> > drivers.
> >
> > BC
> >
>
> didn't someone get an email from the chip makers
> saying the MAS chip wasn't programmable.
>
> =====
> Lee Donaghy
> Great Yarmouth, UK
> lee295012_at_yahoo.com

It is programmable, but the programming information is not available in a GPL-friendly form (you need to sign a non-disclosure). So there it has the ability to use uploaded drivers, but no drivers are available (that we can use). All statements are correct in their own little way.

http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/faq.html See Q&A #17

gvb

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