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Subject: Re: Difficulty knowing whether I'm on "record" or "pause"

Re: Difficulty knowing whether I'm on "record" or "pause"

From: John covici <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:10:13 -0500

But you may not need to do this -- just pick up the unit or put your
ear close to it and after a short time you will hear the disk make a
noise and that will tell you if it is recording, unless there is

on Tuesday 12/21/2004 Glenn at home( wrote
> My biggest concern while recording, is that if it really started after
> pressing play.
> Last night I was at my son's Christmas program, and I was recording, and I
> went to record screen, and I could hear it just fine through the headphones,
> and then I pressed the play button to start, and I felt that I had to nudge
> my sister-in-law next to me and use hand motions to confirm that the numbers
> are changing on the screen. So I think it would be worth a short delay of
> some audio sound to indicate that recording has started or stopped.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John covici" <>
> To: "Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <>
> Cc: "Rockbox development" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:10 AM
> Subject: Re: Difficulty knowing whether I'm on "record" or "pause"
> Well, what I was thinking of probably is not feasible because what I
> was looking for is that when I press play button while in a recording
> -- and I guess you would have to write the frame to disk to do this
> --- then it would say pause. If I am in just the recording screen,
> pressing play and not hearing a prompt is not such a big deal to me,
> the harder part would be to use the pause/record sequence
> effectively. I guess there are always limitations to these things.
> The iriver port may be more flexible in that way, I imagine.
> on Tuesday 12/21/2004 Linus Nielsen Feltzing( wrote
> > John covici wrote:
> >
> > > As a blind user what seems more sensible to me is that the only time I
> > > would need the prompt is after I start the recording
> >
> > I assume you mean when you enter the recording screen? You can't get a
> > prompt when you have started the recording.
> >
> > > and then when I pause a prompt would be nice
> >
> > When you pause (i.e press Play to pause) the MAS is still in recording
> > mode. If we enter Play mode here, the file will be corrupted, since the
> > last frame is still in the MAS memory and will be lost when leaving the
> > recording mode.
> >
> > > and the delay would not matter then and I guess I could do without
> > > the prompt for the next recording so I would
> > > get the full 30 seconds of prerecord time -- how about that?
> >
> > It will not prerecord when you pause the recording, only when you stop
> it.
> >
> > Maybe you mean "stop" when you say "pause"?
> >
> > If you do mean stop, then I'd say that your idea is feasible.
> >
> > Linus
> --
> John Covici
> _______________________________________________

         John Covici
Received on 2004-12-22

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