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Subject: Re: Archos models that support rockbox?

Re: Archos models that support rockbox?

From: Greg Epley <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 18:55:39 -0500

Thanks to all who replied on this. Sorry to hear Archos has changed their
boxes such that this firmware won't work on them. Anyone who could come up
with something like rockbox to run on current boxes, esp. with the speech,
would be a big hit with blind and visually impaired folks. Unfortunately my
programming expertise isn't in such an area, tinkering with such stuff, or
I'd do it myself. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on a v2 or a
Studio after more research, or some other player offering speech. Such
players are expensive in the extreme and those of us who need such things
get taken for all the money we don't have already due to our disability. So
goes the ways of this world...

----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Archos models that support rockbox?

> Hello Greg,
> > New to this list and wondering if anyone can direct me as to how I can
> > determine, prior to buying, what models of Archos players support the
> > rockbox
> > firmware with the speech (talking) feature. I heard that someone did
> > this
> > with the 340 model, yet that model isn't on the rockbox page - nothing
> > but
> > the 5000, 6000, Studio Recorder and v2 are listed.
> The very first sentence of the Rockbox homepage says:
> "Rockbox is an Open Source replacement firmware for the Archos Jukebox
> 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder and Recorder V2 MP3 players."
> That's it, unfortunately, no new and fancy models supported. You'll need
> some luck in buying one, since they are all out of production. Some are
> still in the shops, though.
> The Player/Studio models are somewhat limited, have less buttons and a
> text LCD (the latter no obstacle for you), can't record. Those are not
> available as new, unless some very old stock. Most likely you can find a
> recorder.
> The speech feature is available for all of them.
> Jörg
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