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Subject: RE: problem recording with V1
From: VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) (Gerald.VanBaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2004-06-21


You need to press the "play/pause" (center) button to start the actual recording after getting into the recording page. It sounds like you are getting into the recording page (one press) but not starting the recording (a second press).

When you enter the recording page, it is ready to record, but not recording (you can adjust the recording level properly by using the up and down keys).

If you are recording, pressing the "play/pause" button again starts a new recording, so pressing it an extra time isn't fatal.

Pressing the "off" button BRIEFLY stops the recording but you are still in the recording page. DO NOT HOLD IT! Pressing "off" briefly a second time exits the page (IIRC).

DO NOT HOLD THE OFF BUTTON TO STOP THE RECORDING because Rockbox won't be able to properly close the file before the AJR hardware turns off the power. The result is that you will have all the audio (except the last second or so) on the disk, but not visible. You can recover the file with Windows file recovery tools if you need to and nothing has overwritten it in the meantime.

gvb

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of rinty
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 2:00 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: problem recording with V1
>
>
> Hi all, I don't know what I'm doing wrong here, but I need some help
> urgently.
>
> I'm finding that for no reason that I can work out, my Archos v.1 is
> not recording most of the time. I'm finding that the file that should
> have been the recording just isn't there. I also understood that
> recordings are always put into the recordings directory, but I usually
> seem to find them in the root directory.
>
> I'll run through what I'm doing briefly, and if anyone can help, I'd
> be really grateful. I really need to get this sorted by midnight BST,
> (5 hours from now. I want to record a vintage radio series which
> isn't on FM, so I'm using DAB, although the sound quality is slightly
> less good.
>
> I'm recording from my portable DAB radio to the archos. I've gone
> into the recording settings menu, and set it as follows.
>
> the source to line in, (I'm using the headphone socket of a portable
> radio), and the MM3.5socket on the bottom left of the archos. Ideally
> I'd use digital, so if I need to do anything different, please let me
> know.
>
> the quality to 7, (I'm going to convert later to .ogg for a friend, so
> want the best quality recording I can get for conversion, to minimise
> the effect of double lossy format. Channels to stereo, directory to
> current directory. Pre-record time to off. . Time split to off.
>
> I then come out of the settings menu, and click the "start recording"
> tab, and I think it's recording, because I here the radio programme
> through the headphones. I thought I could adjust the record volume by
> use of the updown volume controls, but it appears not. When I want to
> stop the recording, (after about half an hour), I press the off button
> briefly. I seem, for some reason, to have to do this twice before I
> get a result. If it's any clue, sometimes it records, but most often
> not. I'm getting thoroughly pissed off, as I've missed an England
> game, and a concert in the last week. The really annoying part is,
> that the bloody sound comes through the headphones even when it's not
> recording anything.
>
> Please Please Please help!!!!, sorry if the strong language offends,
> but frustration is my best friend currently: there's going to be an
> imprint of the shape of an archos on my wall in a minute!!.
>
> Rob
>
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