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Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

From: Smith.Ryan <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 13:32:33 -0400

Then with that in mind, where do I go on the net to download actual mp3
files? Most legal sites now only have downloads in the wma format. Or
is there a way to convert between the formats?

Ryan Smith
Lease Operations
(615) 874-6487

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of BlueChip
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:06 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

>Are you saying that I need one with flashable firmware?

No, flash chips on =SOME= archos units mean that you can have 4 second
time, not 15 seconds.

>What do you mean the battery connecters are getting looser by default?

The battery contacts are the dodgy thing with these units - its not
frequent, but it is common - it is also such a trivial job that any (in
fairness, sighted) person could do with very very limited knowledge of a

soldering iron.

>Also, Do the Archos players play formats other than mp3?

No. It is theoretically possile - but was never, and is now (given
relative obseletion) unlikely ever to be done.


>-----Original Message-----
>On Behalf Of Willi Passmann
>Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:10 AM
>To: Rockbox development
>Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
>Smith.Ryan wrote:
> > Brian,
> >
> > Thanks for the information. These models are not sold in stores any
> > longer, but I have found several used models on Ebay. Am I taking
> > risk by purchasing a used model or should it work the same? Is
> > any where to purchase a new model?
>To add my recent experience: I did not find one via amazon and ebay
>prices are close to the last price on amazon.
>Your risk is the same as with new ones. The unit could have a non
>flashable firmware, so you can use Rockbox only with the standard
>loader. And the battery connectors are getting loose by default...
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