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Subject: Re: Suggest features for a new hardware recorder/audio player for using with Rockbox

Re: Suggest features for a new hardware recorder/audio player for using with Rockbox

From: Mark Allums <mark_at_allums.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 05:06:16 -0600

Uh, is it even possible to minimize the noise that a player makes in the
earphones? I'm talking about machine noise, computer noise, the kind
one sometimes gets from a computer's speakers or on an FM radio tuned
off-station and placed too close to a computer. My Sansa E-series makes
that noise. I expect that you would say that it is a problem with the
hardware, but I haven't noticed it with the original firmware, only with
Rockbox. If there is anything you can do, feature-wise, to minimize
this noise, then do so, unless, say, it severely compromises battery
life, or something like that. Perhaps you could take a poll, and find
out if the problem affects other players, or is confined to the Sansa.

Anyway, wish list of features:

Hardware:

1. Minimal player-induced noise
2. User-replaceable battery
3. Microphone jack, for external mic
4. Accept MicroSD card, supporting HC cards
5. Use commonly available chargers, accessories, if patents allow
6. Wireless connection to computer? (not Bluetooth, too expensive,
    not secure)

Software:

1. Work with some commercial computer media players, if license allows
    (e.g. Microsoft Windows Media Player 10/11)
2. Work with common open source/free media players, under Windows and
    Linux, e.g., Miro.

Good Luck!

--Mark Allums
Received on 2008-02-18


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