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Release Notes for Rockbox 3.10

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Rockbox 3.10 was released on XX December 2011


Introduction

The Rockbox project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Rockbox 3.10. Four months have passed since the last release, and in that time we've been busy adding features and fixing bugs to give you the best Rockbox experience yet on the widest range of targets ever.

We are also particularly happy to welcome quite a few new developers and contributors who have joined our merry team since Rockbox 3.9.1.

If you can't wait, hurry up to http://www.rockbox.org/download/ and get the release now! If you're still curious about what has changed, read on for a slightly more detailed summary and list of changes.

Enjoy Rockbox - we enjoy making it.


About Rockbox

Rockbox is a complete replacement for the software that drives your digital audio players. It was written from the ground up to provide a better experience than the existing software, giving you more options and putting you in charge of the player. In most areas, Rockbox far surpasses the manufacturers firmware, truly unleashing the full potential of your hardware. It's written by users, for users.

See WhyRockbox for more details.


What's new?

Some new things since version 3.9.1:

Core

  • Add a setting to "hide" the internal drive on devices with software USB and a card slot, to improve compatibility with e.g. some car audio systems that can only access the first drive.
  • Backdrops and theme images (fonts followed on 2011-09-24) are now dynamically allocated, making up substantial RAM savings.
  • All lists can now be drawn using the skin engine to give themers much more control of the whole look (and feel) of the UI.
  • Revamp on disk playlist managment, make the catalog more useable.
  • Fully-functional audio mixer enabling independent, stereo audio channels.

Codecs

  • Add support for the new game music formats AY, GBS, HES, KSS, SGC, VGM and VGZ (FS#12176).
  • Add support for embedded album art with ASF tags (FS#12218).
  • Add support for embedded album art with APEv2 tags (FS#12196).
  • Performance optimizations for Ogg/Vorbis decoding.

Stable ports

Rockbox runs well on these players, has a complete manual and is supported by RockboxUtility:

  • Apple: Ipod 1g through 5.5g, Ipod Mini and Ipod Nano 1g and 2g
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • Cowon: iAudio X5, X5V, X5L, M5, M5L, M3 and M3L
  • iRiver: H100, H300 and H10 series
  • Olympus: M:Robe 100
  • Packard Bell: Vibe 500
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200 (not v2), e200 and e200R series, Fuze, Clip and Clip+
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series (not the S series)

Rockbox runs on many other players, but is not yet stable enough for a formal release. For a complete list see TargetStatus.


How to upgrade

Using the RockboxUtility is the easiest way to install Rockbox 3.10. Simply run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure you stop/eject/unmount the USB disk before you unplug it. You can also download Rockbox 3.10 from http://www.rockbox.org/download/.

If you need more help, or want to use Bootbox to be able to install Rockbox to flash memory on Archos players, see the Documentation section of this document for information on where to find help for doing this.


Documentation

Rockbox comes with an extensive manual, which can be found on the downloads page. Please read it before asking questions in the support channels. The PDF versions can be searched for keywords making it very easy to find the answer to your query or solution to your problem. As well, the FAQs linked on the left side bar can be very helpful and make explain some behavior you are noticing but not expecting. If you notice any errors in the manual, please report them to the tracker after reading the how-to at FlySprayHowto. If you would like to contribute to the manual, please see the RockboxManual wiki page.


Fixed bugs

Since the release of Rockbox 3.9.1, the following bugs have been fixed (amongst others).

  • Fix replaygain for WMA files (broken in 3.9).
  • Fix decoding of some low bitrate WMA files.
  • Stopping playback no longer cuts off the voice interface.
  • Vorbis files with very large embedded artwork no longer fail to decode

Known bugs

As much as we try to avoid it, some bugs have simply not been worked out yet, and are still present in Rockbox 3.10. This is not a complete list, but covers the most important, unresolved bugs. Please have a look at the individual bug reports if you think that some may apply to you, as often a bug can depend on very specific circumstances and many only exist on certain players. This are the most serious or annoying bugs, you can always find the complete list of filed bug reports and not-yet included contributions on FlySpray.

Core/Codecs

  • FS#4753 - USB Bootloader Mode not working properly on H300 series
  • FS#5269 - Can't turn on iriver with the H300 non-LCD remote
  • FS#7515 - Radio disappears from menu on Sansas
  • FS#7631 - Charging screen broken on V2 Recorder
  • FS#7960 - Shows ATA Error instead of charging screen on Archos
  • FS#8372 - Idle Poweroff only reboots on 1G Ipod
  • FS#8778 - Ipod 1G scrollwheel not enabled
  • FS#9628 - Sound sometimes doesn't work on mr100 if booted without headphones plugged in
  • FS#12076 - Temporarily disabled fuzzy database resurrection for tracks that were both renamed and retagged
  • USB is still too unstable on the FuzeV2?, ClipV2? and Clip+ and is disabled in this release

Plugins

  • FS#10481 - Doom crashes on Sansa e200v2, Fuze, and Clip, due to lack of RAM

Credits

Rockbox is a collaborative project with many contributors. Thanks to everybody who has helped to make Rockbox what is is:

-- MichaelGiacomelli - 02 Dec 2011
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