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Subject: Re: Audio vs. iriver

Re: Audio vs. iriver

From: Erik <paddlaren_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-15

Oh.

I use a working Rockbox on my iAudio, though I have never tried the
voice prompting/spech. To be honest, I do not use much more that the
player for now and the ID3-tag database. From a very quick try I get the
impression that the speach do not work (I just turned it on) though this
is not an issue for me. I like it to be quiet :)

The rockbox I use is the daily build from 8/5-2006 and the bootloader
version 2.
I downloaded all this from the rockbox iAudio page.

// Erik

Kevin Doucet wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have floundered for over a month trying to get the right version of
> rock box and the boot loader to work on the Audio x5 to no avail. Can
> you please, if you do indeed have your x5 working with speech, email
> me with, either the files, or the direct URL to download the items I
> need?
>
> I don't seem to be able to get it going on my own.
>
> Please, help!
>
> At 10:18 AM 5/14/2006 +0200, you wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> Kevin Doucet
> contactme@kevindoucet.com
>
Received on Mon May 15 07:57:26 2006


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