dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: rockbox installation

Re: rockbox installation

From: Garrett Derner <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 17:40:29 -0600


I am sure you do not need to be embarrassed. Your may end up helping to
improve Rockbox, for yourself, and for other people who use talking books.

You sound confused about Music Match. Music Match is not the firmware.
Music Match is just an MP3 utility for the PC. You do not really need it,
but you do need the USB driver that comes on the same CD-ROM. Without that
driver, you cannot copy files between the PC and the Archos.

So first of all, install onto your PC, the CD-ROM that came with the Archos.

Secondly, you want the version of Rockbox with bookmarking. Bookmarking is
not in the main version yet; it is not even in the daily builds. You can
find it in a special build made by its author. Download this file:

Inside that zip file is a file called bookmarks.txt that explains the basic
concepts. Bookmarking has various features, but when I tried it I found it
worked fine all by itself, without me having to understand all the features.

Also inside that zip file is a folder called fmrecorder. Double-click that
folder to open it. The file you need is ajbrec.ajz in that folder. You
need to copy it to your Archos.

So step three is, use the USB cable that came with the Archos, and connect
the Archos to the PC. Windows should then help you open the Jukebox in a
window. (Or you should be able to find Jukebox from the My Computer
window.) Then you need to drag the file ajbrec.ajz from the zip window to
the Jukebox window. (If you have subfolders on the Archos, be sure not to
drag the file to a subfolder. You are copying the file to the root
directory, that is, the top level, the main file list, on the Archos. Not
to one of the folders inside it, if there are any.)

Step four is, safely remove the Archos Jukebox. You might be able to find
the "Safely Remove Hardware" applet on the right-hand side of the Windows
task bar, a little bit to the left of the clock. Clicking on that should
bring up a menu that lets you remove the drive. Or it might be easier just
to use the Start button to shut down the PC. Then you can unplug the Archos
from the PC, safe in the knowledge that the file finished copying OK.

Step five: Shut down the Archos and restart it. The bookmarking Rockbox
should be installed. If you ever need to remove it, just connect to the PC
again and delete (or rename) the ajbrec.ajz file.

Let us know how it goes!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 10:13 PM
Subject: rockbox installation


Well this is embarrassing...
I am buy no means a power user. Nor am I a programmer. I have been
watching this list for some time now and let me tell you that most of you
guys and gals (are their any gals on this list?) amaze me with your skills &
talents. Now that I have buttered you all up I'll ask my question...

I still have not been able to install rockbox over the Music Match firm
ware? When I downloaded the version for my studio FM Recorder and unpacked
it with WinZip, all I got was a list of files displayed in a window? What
are the steps I need to take to install this Puppy? Please give me step by
step instructions to install correctly. I should say that my unit came with
the music match software a;ready installed thus I have not even tried
installing the M.M software on it. Hears what I need:

1). I would like to know which daily build I need to download that has the
book marking feature
2). I need someone to explain the installation process from the start
including step by step instructions. (remember, I am an idiot) LOL!

I am using windows ME and the Archos Studio FM Recorder.

I should also state that I am blind so that may be my problem installing
this stuff? If I need to run anything from the lcd while installing I would
not be able to see it. It would be nice if someone wrote a Window style
installer for dummies like me?

Anyway, Thanks in advance for all your advice. If there is another rockbox
discussion group that you can recommend that would better suit my experience
level please let me know as I do not want to slow you guys down with such
simple problems.


Received on 2003-11-06

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy