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Subject: Re: Rockbox Archos and Pictures
From: Tom Alphin (
Date: 2002-10-30

technically; you could do it pretty easily by making a really stupid
"computer" that is a host for usb devices and understands how to write to a
usb FAT32 hard disk.

Then, pressing the big green move button on our stupid so called computer
would move all the contents of a memory card to the rockbox harddrive.

But, as for using the rockbox as the host of a simple usb card reader;
definitely not possible it seems.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christophe Avoinne" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: Rockbox Archos and Pictures

Well I suppose the fact that Archos (jukebox player or recorder) products
use a standalone USB chipset only to handle USB mass storage (i.e, the SH
cpu has nothing to do with USB mass storage handling) should convince you it
would prevent from your dreaming to have the ability to use the USB plug for
another USB function than mass storage function, which is the case for most
digital cameras since they use another USB function than mass storage

So the answer should be definitely no as long as there is no possibility to
turn the USB function of the standalone chipset into another than mass
storage function.

Saying that, the only way for a PDA to be able to access Archos is that it
can handle as a USB master to handle jukebox as an external harddisk.

Same thing for a digital camera.

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Styles" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: Rockbox Archos and Pictures

> Surely in theory it would be possible to develop a device which is a 'dual
> master' USB device, rather like the USB 'duel slave' network cables used
> link 2 pcs? i guess it would have to be quite clever to link a camera and
> Archos, but to link an Archos and a PDA surely all that would be needed
> would be to forward data from one to the other - the PDA could then
> 'emulate' the missing firmware in software?????
> g
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 11:25 AM
> Subject: Re: Rockbox Archos and Pictures
> > Peter Rayment wrote:
> > > I know there is a new product which will do this in the Archos range,
> > > but wondered whether it would be feasible to get the Archos/Rockbox OS
> > > to download from a digital camera?
> >
> > It is the right place to ask, but unfortunately the answer is "no". I
> actually updated the FAQ about this yesterday:
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Björn
> >

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