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Subject: Re: Rockbox for the player

Re: Rockbox for the player

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 15:39:13 +0200

Stuart Tedford wrote:

> I use the same versions, and I would say that the stock battery indicator is
> rubbish. In my tests, it took almost 8 hours for the first third of
> indicated battery to be used - the last two thirds of indicated battery was
> consumed in the following 2 hours. That isn't a very useful battery
> indicator.
> In Rockbox, the battery indicator is very accurate. At least when I did my
> tests (in early August). Rockbox had about 1.5 hours less battery life than
> stock in those days. I am doing a new test at this very moment (including
> my new poweroff version), so up to date results will be available soon.

Hm... My experience is the opposite: the stock battery indicator dropped
quickly (like 2 bars after 1 hour, no bar after 3-4 hours, and then 3-4
hours playtime left...). With the Rockbox I get more like 80% when half
the playtime has been used. This is on a new player.

Magnus Holmgren
Received on 2002-09-14

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