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Subject: RE: archos >4h recording bug

RE: archos >4h recording bug

From: Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar <>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 06:50:14 -0000

Hi there..

This is one of many bugs with the Archos firmware... If you are
planning writing to Archos support, don't hold your breath, as I've
written to them many times with issues such as these, without any real
response. Just an automated reply!!! Knock-knock... Anyone at home???

I did however get through to someone in technical support in Holland..
That was a waste of time!

I suppose it's a lesson learned, huh?? Albeit costly, in your case,
Hali! I can't wait for the next version of Rockbox!!! V1.4 does all
it's supposed to, and much better than Archos firmware. I'm sure the
Rockbox recording function will be much more reliable!! Thanks for all
your hard work guys!!!

Thanks for the hardware, Archos!! Could do better with the firmware!


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of p o u n d h o u s e
Sent: 30 November 2002 21:24
Subject: archos >4h recording bug

Hi everybody,

I'm new to the mailing list. I just wanted to write to ask if any of
you had any insight into the bug with the Archos firmware where
recording for longer than 4 hours causes the recorder to crash and lose
the mp3 file. I have verified with another Archos user in Germany that
the same has happened with him as well.

We were both using the 1.27d version of the Archos firmware. I was
using the Digital input, and my friend in Germany was using the Line-in.

My crash occured at 4h 05m. At around the two hour mark, the display
split in half. What should have been displayed in the top half of the
screen was in the bottom half, and vice versa. Sort of like a tv that
lost it's v-hold. And then, at 4h 05m it completely hungup and was
unresponsive. On bootup, the file 'new song.mp3' in which I was
recording was no where in sight and my recording is gone. I'm currently
trying to use easyrecovery on it, but i'm not keeping my hopes up.

Anyways, I'm writing because I'm extremely frustrated with losing that
audio (one of the best dj sets we had done at one of our residencies),
and I'm hoping that the Rockbox crew is aware of this Archos bug, and
will implement long recordings properly, unlike the Archos people. I'm
actually surprised that they would release their product with a bug like

Next time, I will test with the latest daily build of Rockbox for
recording. Anyways, any help or insight on this would be great. Thanks
for listening.

Received on 2002-12-01

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