Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: iRiver H140
Re: iRiver H140
From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 13:09:26 -0700
It sounds like this baby will rock when loaded with Rockbox!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Stenberg" <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:20 AM
Subject: iRiver H140
I thought I'd entertain you with a long-term and die-hard Rockbox user's
impressions of the stock firmware of my brand new iRiver H140.
o Good-looking, light (172 grams). Coooool remote. A skin-imitation "pyjamas
cover" for the unit is included.
o Connects fine on Linux and allowed me to sync my music easily...
usb-storage, USB 2 and rsync is a combo I like.
o The disk shows up named like this:
Vendor: TOSHIBA Model: MK4004GAH Rev: JC00
iRiver Stock Firmware
o To put it short: it sucks
o The firmware can't load "normal" .m3u playlists such as those I generate
to use with Rockbox on Archos. How utterly annoying. It is also clear
loading the playlist is slow and that it seems to check files while
the playlist == not like Rockbox does it.
I then tried replacing all /-slashes with \-ones in an attempt to make it
play my playlist. Nothing. Prepending a fake drive letter didn't help,
not even making sure the newlines are CRLF makes any difference. I also
tried skipping the intial slash and I tried adding the #-comments modern
winamps add (as the iRiver manual suggests using winamp to create
I can't make iRiver play my playlists. (The manual says it supports 200
o The UI is completely impossible to understand and takes a long time to
figure out. I had to resort to reading the manual!
o The scrolling of long names in the "WPS" is really ugly.
o In the "WPS", it displays a number in the upper left corner that *seems*
to be song number or something. But when I start a sock in a directory,
can be song 1303 and when skipping to next I get 1304 and the previous
be 1302. I have no idea what this is good for...
o A golden quote from the manual:
"only one song may be queued at a time"
-- Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/ _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockboxReceived on 2004-12-06