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Subject: Re: recording problem

Re: recording problem

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 10:35:22 +0000


I can't comment on your Rockbox problems, but if you are serious about
recording radio, I would definitely recommend buying either a DAB or DVB
(either satellite or terrestrial) receiver card for your PC.

DAB (and DVB) radio broadcasts using "MP2" compression which is similar
to MP3. PC receivers are able to save this MP2 data directly to a file,
and your Archos will happilly play back those MP2 files in the same way
as MP3 files. Apart from ease of use, you are also getting a broadcast
quality recording - listening to the MP2 data via your Archos will be
the same quality as listening to a live broadcast.

This was the main reason I bought my Archos - to listen to the MP2 radio
recordings I make.


rinty wrote:
> Hi all, Over the Christmas period, I've tried to record a couple of
> radio programmes from my DAB radio to my archos recorder V2, (with the
> FM radio) using an analogue connection. In both cases, I've tried to
> record an 8 hour long programme. The recordings have started OK,
> however after an hour the second time, and about 4 hours the first,
> the recordings have become seriously degraded. In the first case, it
> sounds as though there's major clipping on the bass notes of the
> recording. I thought at first, that the recording level was too high,
> however there doesn't seem to be a way of adjusting this, certainly
> not through speech. In the second case, the recording keeps loosing
> bits. I.E. there's half a second of sound, and then variable blank
> spaces, up to half a second.
> I'm totally blind, so am using rb with the voiced menus and so on.
> In the past, I've done lots of recording, with no problem, including a
> bit from the DAB radio. This is however the first time that I've
> attempted to record music on the RB through the radio, though I've
> done it from audio streams from the internet.
> Thanks,
> Rob
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