Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: MAS
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 15:11:38 +0000
"Micronas is unable to ship its MAS3587F to the United States because the
chip, an encoder/decoder designed to support the ripping of t racks from a
CD, violates the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, von Janecek said."
How interesting! ...Where is the Neo manufactured?
At 07:13 08/01/04, you wrote:
>I don't know how much these will help, but i decided to do some digging.
>Some of it has chip data, others have some interesting talk about the chip:
>"Matthew P. OReilly" <moreilly_at_moreilly.com> wrote in message
> > Sorry to resurrect an old thread (at least I changed the subject line...),
> > but I'm just catching up on 4000+ emails and ran across this.
> > I have some questions:
> > 1)What sort of money are we talking here? $10^y, y=?
> > 2)How could we be sure that purchasing/licensing the requisite info from
> > Micronas, or the experience of someone with access to their docs, wouldn't
> > violate the terms of the agreement for the licensing or conversely the
> > license under which Rockbox is published?
> > 3)In light of the points brought out in this thread, what do we see as the
> > big benefits of having access to the MAS programming?
> > I'm all for contributing, but I think we need to know what we're getting
> > into here before we start looking at this seriously.
> > Thx
> > Matt
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> > Behalf Of BlueChip
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 8:42 PM
> > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> > Subject: Re: Re: play WAV?
> > I currently have every intention of writing the code myself - given that
> > embedded code is love and living. Sadly, however, _money_ is not
> > I can offer to the project :(
> > So given that in this context I am classified as a 'developer' if there is
> > anybody who cannot talk to their friends about this, all/any cash
> > will be greatfully received. If this is a serious option, then I will
> > into the precise cost involved :)
> > One post, two great ideas - cheers Donaldson,
> > BC
> > > From reading the micronas data sheet all you have to do is pay them
> > >a nince chunk of money and you can purchase the development kit for the
> > >DSP. I don't know what limitations are on the dsp code but I'm guessing
> > >you could load the binary form into a freewareish project. So what
> > >I'm saying is, if you want wav support that bad pay one of the developers
> > >enough money to purchase an development kit.
> > >
> > >Donaldson
> > >>
> > Back in the early days of Rockbox we found a guy who actually had done
> > "microcode" coding on the MAS and we emailed him to ask for help, but he
> > declined as we couldn't offer him any money and he didn't feel like
> > us
> > for the fun of it.
> > (snipped from one of Daniel's posts)
> > <<
Received on 2004-01-08