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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: Brandon Hicks <hicks.brandon2_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:41:00 -0700

Hi.

Here is my ideal audio player.

User replaceable and purchasable batteries, at this time that means
Double A or some such or if not the player should come with an extra
battery and a charger for that one as well as internal charging.
Line in socket with plug-in power available, eliminating the need for
separate mic in and line in jacks.
Either hard drive based easily accessible for replacement or MicroSD
expantion with Rockbox and bootloader being the only things on the player.
FM radio.

I personally don't see a need for bluetooth or wireless. It seems
pointless to develop a stack of whatever sort when only one player can
use it, unless there will be future development for the Microsoft player
or the new Samsungs. If there will be bluetooth/wifi, there will have to
be a port of the ESpeak plug-in for blind users. Navigating wireless
devices with pre-recorded clips is going to take up an incredible amount
of memory for all the prompts and such.

Software wise, Rockbox is good. I see no need to change anything.
Removable drive support is the way to go. Most players will support
creation of playlists and synchronizing to removable storage devices
with a plug-in if not natively.

Brandon
Received on 2008-02-18


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