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Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

From: Chris Skarstad <toonhead5_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-11

right, and as far as I know, there is no such thing as an mp3 virus. yet!

At 10:48 PM 5/10/2005, you wrote:
>What does the latest version of Winamp have to do with anything?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip@webtribe.net>
>To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 10:15 PM
>Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
>
>
>So long as you have a relatively recent version of WinAmp, have your
>Windows XP running recent updates or don't care for either ...you will be
>safe from MP3 viruses.
>
>BC
>
> >Yeah,
> >but a danger is viruses from others so be careful.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>
> >To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> >Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 8:46 PM
> >Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
> >
> >
> >You can also subscribe to:
> >mp3req-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
> >and share MP3 files.
> >Glenn
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip@webtribe.net>
> >To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> >Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:22 PM
> >Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users
> >
> >
> >
> > >Then with that in mind, where do I go on the net to download actual mp3
> > >files?
> >
> >allofmp3.com and napster.com are the two that spring to mind for legit
> >downloads
> >
> > >Most legal sites now only have downloads in the wma format. Or
> > >is there a way to convert between the formats?
> >
> >dbpoweramp is THE free format-conversion tool.
> >
> >BC
> >
> >
> >
> > >Ryan Smith
> > >Lease Operations
> > >(615) 874-6487
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
> > >On Behalf Of BlueChip
> > >Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:06 PM
> > >To: Rockbox development
> > >Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users
> > >
> > >
> > > >Are you saying that I need one with flashable firmware?
> > >
> > >No, flash chips on =SOME= archos units mean that you can have 4 second
> > >boot
> > >time, not 15 seconds.
> > >
> > > >What do you mean the battery connecters are getting looser by default?
> > >
> > >The battery contacts are the dodgy thing with these units - its not
> > >frequent, but it is common - it is also such a trivial job that any (in
> > >fairness, sighted) person could do with very very limited knowledge of a
> > >
> > >soldering iron.
> > >
> > > >Also, Do the Archos players play formats other than mp3?
> > >
> > >No. It is theoretically possile - but was never, and is now (given
> > >relative obseletion) unlikely ever to be done.
> > >
> > >BC
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
> > >[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
> > > >On Behalf Of Willi Passmann
> > > >Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:10 AM
> > > >To: Rockbox development
> > > >Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
> > > >
> > > >Smith.Ryan wrote:
> > > > > Brian,
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for the information. These models are not sold in stores any
> > > > > longer, but I have found several used models on Ebay. Am I taking
> > >any
> > > > > risk by purchasing a used model or should it work the same? Is
> > >there
> > > > > any where to purchase a new model?
> > > >
> > > >To add my recent experience: I did not find one via amazon and ebay
> > > >prices are close to the last price on amazon.
> > > >
> > > >Your risk is the same as with new ones. The unit could have a non
> > > >flashable firmware, so you can use Rockbox only with the standard
> > > >loader. And the battery connectors are getting loose by default...
> > > >
> > > >Regards,
> > > >Willi
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