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Subject: Re: Unlocking the full features of the MAS chip (short version)

Re: Unlocking the full features of the MAS chip (short version)

From: Brent Geery <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:01:05 -0700

On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 23:59:49 +0200, Jean Boullier
<> wrote:

> Brent,
> Two thoughts and one question:
> 1. Considering the length of the current feature requests list and the
> traffic on this mailing list, if you do not file feature requests for
> all your requirements I am afraid the probability of seeing them
> implemented sometime might be pretty low.

I'm going to file them. :) I just wanted to hear from the
programmers if anything here is impossible due to Archos'
implementation of the MAS chip (even though the MAS itself is capable
of all these features.)

> 2. Knowing how reluctant people are about reading user manuals
> (generally) and how difficult it is to name functions in so short menu
> lines I wonder how "normal" users will feel in front of such a blooming
> of options and menu settings...

Hmm. Well, I hope we don't go limiting Rockbox to the lowest common
denominator. Sure, priority levels should be set by the user interest
and programmer desire, but eventually, we should get everything
reasonable implemented.

If a user can't be bothered to read a manual, that is their problem,
not Rockbox's.

> And the question : I do not understand what else you expect to get when
> "you set the mic gain all the way down" ? (Sincere question, no irony.)

22.5dB gain registers about 33% scale, with just background noise.
21.5dB records complete silence-- you can yell into the mic as loud as
you like, and nothing. It has to be a minor bug.

BRENT - The Usenet typo king. :)
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