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Subject: Re: Help please! Rockbox work with this? It is a multimedia unit?

Re: Help please! Rockbox work with this? It is a multimedia unit?

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:14:37 -0400

Quoting Sharon <>:

> Actually I like
> talk radio, so I wish they made one that was AM!
> I do appreciate the comparative pricing for the Jukebox 20 GB...
> Is it hard to install/use Rockbox? Would a very non-techie person be
> able to do it???? (o:

The chip in the Archos FM is apparently (ask Linus to be sure) both an AM and FM /chip/. Neither Archos nor Rockbox actually supports tuning to AM bands, probably because AM requires a real antenna (whereas the FM can use the headphone cord as an antenna). So, no AM.

Installing Rockbox is as simple as copying the Rockbox file to the Archos. When the Archos is plugged into yout computer, the computer (in the presence of drivers that your computer has, or which can be installed from the Archos CDROM) treats your Archos like a drive, so it's as simple as copying the Rockbox software to the correct drive, and giving it the correct name ("ajbrec.ajz").

To get full use of Rockbox, you'll also want to create a new directory on the Archos, and place certain other files in that directory.

If you use Microsoft Windows, it's slightly more complicated to create one of these directories (".rockbox") as MS-Windows doesn't allow directories with a leading dot (".") to be created from its Explorer graphical file management utility. To create this director, then, either allow your unzip software to create it, or create it form a DOS prompt with the following three commands:
cd \
mkdir .rockbox

Archos FM has a Rockbox!
Received on 2003-07-14

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