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Subject: Re: Iaudio vs. iriver

Re: Iaudio vs. iriver

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-14

Yeah, it's an arbitrary firmware limitation, that only applies to their
firmware. Just use Rockbox and it's not a concern.

On 5/14/06, Tai Schmittroth <tai@canetravel.com> wrote:
>
> You can only have 10000 files? How is that possible? That won't even come
> close to filling 60 GB. Isw there a way to get around this?
> Tai
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
> On
> Behalf Of Erik
> Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:19 AM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Iaudio vs. iriver
>
> Hi!
>
> I have an iAudio X5 with 60GB disc. I am very pleased.
>
> The file-system is limited to 10000 files and it might sound a lot but for
> 60GB it's not. I listen to audio-books and those have a lot of files and
> 60GB is very much space to fill.
>
> The original firmware includes a simple file-manager if you tell the
> device
> to act like an USB-Host. This allows you to copy files and yesterday i
> loaded the Rockbox firmware with this file-manager without any connection
> to
> my computer. I liked this :) Now I will se if I can do the same with
> Rockbox
> and switch back.
>
> The X5 have bios for USB and charging. When you plug in a switched off
> device to the charger or computer this original bios take handle. If the
> rockbox daily build is broken you can still put on the old one or the
> original firmware. I think this is nice.
>
> The X5 need a small docking-thing for USB-connection and charing. Though
> there is a small USB-host connector that does not need the docking-thing.
> This can act as a host for a camera or another iAudio or so if you like,
> or
> as a ordinary USB-port if that is needed. This is not very documented so I
> found out by trial-and-error. Don't know if this one works in rockbox
> though.
>
>
> Rockbox runs nicely but I think the original firmware make the battery
> last
> longer. Not quite sure though.
>
> To be honest. I like Rockbox and the idea of open source. But the original
> firmare in the X5 is quite good and therefor I have not decided to switch
> to
> rockbox permanently yet. I been travel a lot lately so the battery
> capacity
> is an issue for me and the main reason for keeping the original firmware.
>
> // Erik
>
>
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>
> Brian wrote:
> > Does anyone actually have an iAudio? I'd like to hear about it from
> > someone who has one: what's the battery life, how is the sound, etc.
> >
> > On 5/13/06, *Michael DiFebbo * <medifebbo@rcn.com
> > <mailto:medifebbo@rcn.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> > > (The device refused to charge the internal battery after a bit
> more
> > > than a year, so I sent it in since the thing is supposed to be
> > under a
> > > two-year warranty, and then they tell me, after letting me wait
> for
> > > two months, that the thing got damaged because of water (while the
> > > thing *never* got wet or whatever, so it sounds like an excuse
> > to me)
> > > and they want to repair it only if I pay them more money than the
> > > thing actually costed me. Another month later, I still don't have
> my
> > > player back.)
> > >
> > >
> > I agree with you that this sounds like an excuse. Check out the
> H300
> > section on Mistic River ( http://www.misticriver.net). This is a
> VERY
> > common problem with the H300.
> >
> >
>
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Received on Sun May 14 17:03:15 2006


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