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Subject: Re: Newbie Alert
From: Joseph Jones (joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net)
Date: 2004-06-11


I can't really comment on choosing a device because I just saw the model
I wanted in the local PC supermarket and just bought it :/

However, there have been numerous discussions on porting Rockbox. The
iRiver has been discussed, but no moves have been made. There are people
with the newer Archos units waiting for other development projects to
develop the basics so that Rockbox can be ported (namely the GMini and
the Archos devices with Mp4 etc.)

Joe

Steve Matzura wrote:
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> I'm brand-new to all of this, as I just discovered the existence of
> RB three days ago, and I, like Rinty, am also totally blind and have
> lots o' questions.
>
> Firstly, I do not yet own an Archos player or recorder. I bought the
> Brand-I (I=Iriver) player last December and do like it a lot,
> although the accessibility problems it presents are pretty
> monumental, and that's my first quetion. Are the RB's project
> developers going to do anything about developing RB for other players
> and platforms? I've seen folks ask for WMA and Ogg Vorbis DSP
> playback capability, and the Iriver has both of these, so it seems
> that a replacement firmware and version of RB for that machine might
> be something to work on at some point.
>
> My other more general Archos question is, I've been looking at ads on
> web pages for these players and player/recorders, and absolutely
> nowhere can I find the nomenclature "Studio," "5000," "6000," "FM,"
> "recorder," or "recorder V2" in any advertisement for the thing. If
> I were to tot down to a store and ask for one, how would I know what
> I was getting?
>
> And what of the new big versions with 40-gig drives and MP4
> capabilities? Are the RB developers thinking about firmware
> replacements for these boxes as well? This one I'm not so concerned
> with, more curious as to the direction the RB developers are taking,
> that's all. I really want to know about choosing the correct player
> model when purchasing.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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