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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: Glenn at home <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:24:19 -0600

This cannot be done reliably if it is noisy, or one would have to wait until
the buffer was full before you could feel the memory dump to the hard drive.
This would be a poor solution for a hopelessproblem. Sounds like there is a
better solution being conceived.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John covici" <>
To: "Glenn at home" <>
Cc: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: Difficulty knowing whether I'm on "record" or "pause"

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
> went to record screen, and I could hear it just fine through the
> and then I pressed the play button to start, and I felt that I had to
> my sister-in-law next to me and use hand motions to confirm that the
> are changing on the screen. So I think it would be worth a short delay
> 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
> > > 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
> > last frame is still in the MAS memory and will be lost when leaving
> > 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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