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Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

Re: Rock Box and Blind Users

From: Sarai D. Bucciarelli <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 12:50:25 -0500

If I had known that most web sites sold music in WMA format then I'd make
sure my player played all formats. How can MP3's be so popular if the web
sites aren't selling them? You can convert using Gold Wave.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Smith.Ryan" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:32 PM
Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

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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