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Subject: Re: Iriver - Strange Behaviour

Re: Iriver - Strange Behaviour

From: Stephen Clower <steve_at_steve-audio.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 12:29:26 -0400

Hi Stuart,

The Archos models use a hardware chip to encode and decode mp3 data,
so Rockbox just fed the chip audio data to encode when recording. On
the newer players, all audio processing is done via software. At this
time, no open source real time mp3 encoder exists to use while
recording. So for now, all of your recordings are stored as 16 bit
stereo wave files sampled at 44.1 kHZ. As an amateur audiofile, I
prefer the raw audio as I can then take the recording direct into
Sound Forge, edit, and master it before I encode it. I'm pretty sure
a plugin exists which can encode the recording to mp3 and possibly
other formats after the fact. Wonder if it would be possible to add
an encode/decode option to the file context menu while in the file browser?

At 11:17 AM 7/30/2006, you wrote:
>Hi and thanks to everyone for some very helpful solutions to my
>Iriver problem.
>
>I'm happy to report that after a reset, the unit is functioning
>better than ever!
>
>My one remaining question relates to the recording options, which
>seem to be far fewer than those found on say the Archos Jukebox.
>
>So for example, I don't see any setting for quality in the recording
>settings, or for different sampling rates, or for stereo and
>mono. All these settings exist on my version of Rockbox on my
>Archos Recorder V1.
>
>Any ideas?
>
>Regards and thanks again,
>
>Stuart.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen Clower" <steve_at_steve-audio.net>
>To: "Stuart Lawler" <info_at_stuartlawler.com>; "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 3:36 PM
>Subject: Re: Iriver - Strange Behaviour
>
>
>>Hi Stuart,
>>
>>My girlfriend purchased an Iriver H120 which turned out to have a
>>bad hard drive. It exhibited many of these same symptomss with
>>Rockbox, and we eventually had to send the unit back. I would
>>suggest running Scandisk on the unit, and if absolutely necessary,
>>reformat the drive using Swisknife.
>>Good luck,
>>Steve
>>
>>
>>At 06:27 PM 7/29/2006, you wrote:
>>>Hi there,
>>>
>>>Can anyone help with solutions or explanations for any of the
>>>following symptoms?
>>>
>>>I have rockbox installed on an Iriver H340, using the latest daily
>>>build dated July 29th.
>>>
>>>I have patched the firmware and in general, rockbox seems to work
>>>ok from the start, speaking its menus, and speaking file and
>>>folder names as I've requested.
>>>
>>>It gets interesting though when I go to play an audio file.
>>>
>>>After selecting the file, I press the upper of the two buttons on
>>>the left hand side of the unit, which I have been told is the play
>>>key. Nothing happens. Then, if I hit this key about three times,
>>>the file eventually does play.
>>>
>>>Also, at times, the player seems to completely hang and will not
>>>turn on or off for several minutes and in one case today, took
>>>well over an hour, before it eventually came back to life.
>>>
>>>I would describe its behaviour as 'flaky' and am just wondering is
>>>there something that maybe I'm doing wrong.
>>>
>>>Note that this is the second build of Rockbox I have tried, the
>>>previous one worked even more unsatisfactorily on the unit, and
>>>sighted people told me that in many cases, the screen would fade
>>>off during playing of a track and there was no further visual output.
>>>
>>>After all my testing I'm beginning now to wonder might the unit be faulty.
>>>
>>>Any thoughts?
>>>
>>>Regards,
>>>
>>>Stuart.
>
Received on 2006-07-30


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