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Subject: Re: Blind user needs help with iRiver H320

Re: Blind user needs help with iRiver H320

From: richie c <>
Date: 2005-10-16

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jani Kinnunen" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:24 AM
Subject: Re: Blind user needs help with iRiver H320

> Thanks, Ian! I appreciate your help. It was very helpful.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ian douglas" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Blind user needs help with iRiver H320
> >> 1. Could someone tell me what does the other buttons do on the unit and
> >> when
> >> they should be used? Please describe them in left to right order.
> >
> > top left: power on, play and pause
> > if your unit is set to recharge via USB, tapping this key twice will
> > the unit on for PC connection mode. Note that in this mode, the USB
> > charging shuts off and you begin to drain the battery.
> > If you are currently playing or recording something, it will pause the
> > recording until you hit play or record again. If you are currently
> > a track, it will pause then start playing where you left off.
> >
> > Top right: record button
> > In radio mode, or recording mode, it will record the radio station
> > tuned into, or start recording from the microphone or the line in,
> > whichever you have your unit set to.
> > If you're in music playback mode, the record button is also your
> > repeat/shuffle mode setting, ie: repeat/shuffle all songs
> > repeat or shuffle this directory/folder only, etc.
> > In music playback mode, holding this button in will let you choose a
> > different mode: music, radio, record, text, pictures. You use the
> > left/right/navi button to select your mode from there.
> >
> > Bottom left: power off and stop
> > This button stops all playback and recording of whatever you're doing.
> > can also be used to escape navigating files. Holding the button for a
> > seconds powers off the unit.
> >
> > Bottom right: A-B button
> > In music playback mode, this will set a bookmark called 'A'. A second
> > press will set a new bookmark called 'B' and will loop from A to B
> > constantly until you tap the key a third time or stop the playback, etc.
> > Holding this key in during music playback lets you set the equalizer by
> > tapping the key again and again, rock, classic, user eq, bass,
> > SAS,TrueBass, etc. Once you've selected a new EQ mode, just leaving the
> > unit alone will keep that selection chosen. Note that an EQ setting can
> > done during playback.
> > When playback is stopped, pressing this button will load any m3u
> > that you have created on the unit. You can scroll through them using the
> > up/down and navi buttons.
> >
> > You of course have found the up/down navigation keys which adjust volume
> > in playback or radio mode, but just to the left and right of the navi
> > button are left/right navigation keys as well ... holding them in during
> > playback will generally skip through a track like rewind and
> > buttons.
> >
> > holding in the navi button in some modes will put you into the settings
> > and configuration modes such as turning off the resume mode, tuner
> > etc, usb charging mode, etc. There are quite a few settings in here, so
> > won't go into all of them.
> >
> >> 2. How I can listen the music I've just transferred? Could someone
> >> explain
> >> the needed button presses?
> >
> > As soon as the unit is powered up, press the 'navi' button, and this
> > put you into the file/folder mode, where you can browse for your music.
> > Use the up/down keys to scroll and when you highlight a folder, pressing
> > the 'navi' button will open that folder and show you those files.
> >
> >> 3. Is the bookmark function (or whatever it was)turned on by default?
> >
> > Yes, if you simply power the unit on, it will resume playback where you
> > last stopped it. Unfortunately, powering off the unit forgets which
> > shuffle or repeat mode you were in, or which playlist you were listening
> > to - it simply puts you back at the same track and position where you
> > off.
> > To turn the resume mode on or off, power the unit on, hold the center
> > button in for two seconds, tap the center navi button once, tap it a
> > second time, press the right or left navigation key, then press the
> > navi button again then press the stop key (lower left) to exit
> > configuration mode.
> >
> >> 4. I'd like to record a radio program with the FM radio and the
> >> function. How that can be done? First the radio should of course be
> >> into the correct frequency.
> >
> > Power the unit on, then hold the top-right button, record, press the
> > navi button once, then press the navi button. From there, pressing the
> > left/right navi buttons will scroll through your saved stations. If you
> > press the navi button once, it will turn off the 'preset' mode, and then
> > the left/right buttons will let you scan one frequency at a time (97.1
> > 97.2 to 97.3 etc) Holding the left or right button will put it into scan
> > mode - press the opposite button to stop it - that is, if you held the
> > right button to scan up into the higher frequencies, press the left
> > to stop it. The scanning will scroll from one end of the frequency range
> > to the other in a continuous loop. Once it finds a station, tab the A-B
> > button (bottom right) to put it into "save the preset" mode, then use
> > left/right buttons to navigate the number of the preset you want to save
> > it as.
> >
> >> I really hope that Rockbox would work on this unit
> >
> > From what I understand, there are quite a few of us waiting for this.
> >
> >> Are there any estimations when the first version of Rockbox
> >> would be released for this unit?
> >
> > From the rockbox web site:
> >
> > Will Rockbox be released for the H300 series? When will it be ready?
> >
> > Short answer: when it's ready.
> >
> > Longer answer: In mid-August, Linus Feltzing started the process of
> > tracing the circuitry of the H3xx series to create a schematic for it.
> > schematic was required before Linus could hook up a BDM wiggler to write
> > Rockbox bootloader for the H3xx series. As of 18 August 2005, he
> > that he would have a prototype bootloader for the H3xx series completed
> > "weeks." On 24 August 2005, Linus ran his first BDM wiggler session on
> > H320. Thus, progress is being made on the H3xx bootloader.
> >
> > What does this mean? On the H1xx series, it took approximately 6 months
> > from the time that a bootloader was written until music playback was
> > possible on the player. Just two and a half months later, a huge amount
> > progress has been made, but Rockbox for the H1xx still has not been
> > formally "released" and there are still some features that need to be
> > implemented and bugs that need to be corrected. What it does mean that
> > those who are coding for the Rockbox project will soon be able to work
> > the code for the H3xx series on the player itself and adapt existing
> > for the idiosyncracies of the H3xx. It is likely that the timeline for
> > H3xx series from bootloader to music playback will be significantly
> > shorter than it was for the H1xx series because of the similarities
> > between those two players.
> >
> > Bottom line: this news should not be read to say that there will be a
> > functional version of Rockbox for the H3xx series within weeks. However,
> > it does mean that progress is being made, and that the rate of progress
> > will probably increase in the relatively near future.
> >
> >
> > So from their own web site, I'm guessing 6-8 months from August 2005, so
> > *maybe* sometime early next year, but that's just my own personal guess
> > and hope. I've been watching Rockbox for a number of months now just for
> > when they'll start to support the H300 series of players (H320 and
> >
> > Hope all of this helped.
> >
> > ian
> >
Received on Sun Oct 16 21:48:07 2005

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