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Subject: Re: CAN ROCKBOX DO...

Re: CAN ROCKBOX DO...

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2005-08-10

David Pedersen wrote:
> 1) Variable speed - speed up, or slow down, an mp3 clip. Would be very
> useful when reading audiobooks.

There is a pitch setting in the Archos Recorder version of Rockbox, but
not a pitch-preserving playback speed setting.

> 2) Pause between songs. Is it, or would it be, posible to make the
> jukebox insert 3-5seconds pause, between audio clips in playback?

It's funny, we've spent hours and hours of engineering time to get rid
of the pauses between songs, and now you want to insert it... :-)
We'll consider it for upcoming versions.

> 3) Different configurations for certain directories/folders. Let's say
> that you want bookmarking turned on when reading audiobooks, but when in
> your music collection, you don't want that function turned on. Would you
> then be able to save a configuration file in the folder where you have
> your audiobooks, and each time you go into this folder, the config-file
> will automatically be loaded.

This is not currently supported, but many people have asked for it. One
of those days it might become reality. Don't hold your breath though.

> 4) Playback for AUDIBLE audiobooks. I know that Audible have their own
> standard, but would it be posible to have Rockbox reading, and playing
> that standard?

No, sorry. The Audible format is proprietary.

> 5) Delete function. Kind of nice, not having to connect the unit to the
> computer to do every little detail. Deleting and/or moving songs is one
> of those things, you would appriciate to do on the go... :)

You can already files and directories, but not move them.

> 6) Speaking menus even in playback mode. As a blind person, I would love
> that. Of course, such a feature should be posible to turn on/off.

This is not possible on the Archos models, since the MP3 decoder can't
decode more than one stream at a time. It will probably be implemented
on the players with software decoding, such as iriver and iaudio.

> 7) Some kind of audible signal that indicates start/pause/stop in
> Recording Mode. Sometimes, i.e when recording a conference, it is hard
> to remember if you are recording, or not.

This is already implemented in the daily builds.

Linus
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