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Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 10:47:57 -0400

Smith.Ryan wrote:
> Hello listers,
> I am a new subscriber trying to get information about Rock Box. I am
> blind and have not purchased my Archos player yet. I have been told
> that the Archos studio and jukebox recorder models are the only models
> that will work with the Rock Box speech feature. Is this correct? What
> is it about the GMINI and AV models that will not allow this function to
> work? Does Rock Box work with any other brands? I saw something on the
> site about the IRiver player, but don't know if the speech function will
> work with these players. Could someone please give me some more
> information? Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Ryan, at present, Rockbox works on the Archos Jukebox 5000, 6000,
Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio MP3 players. All of
these support the speech features. Only the Recorder and Ondio FM models
support recording, if that's a desired feature for you. Soon (as in
sometime this year, but probably not next week!) the iRiver H110, H120,
H140, H320, and H340 models will be supported. Rockbox boots on these
units right now, but is not fully functional.

The GMINI and AV units have different hardware (processors, etc.) that
are not compatible with Rockbox, at least in its current incarnation.

Received on 2005-05-10

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