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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 14:59:57 -0400


I have never heard of, but Napster is also using the WMA
format in 128 kbps.

Ryan Smith
Lease Operations
(615) 874-6487

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of BlueChip
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:23 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

>Then with that in mind, where do I go on the net to download actual mp3
>files? and are the two that spring to mind for

>Most legal sites now only have downloads in the wma format. Or
>is there a way to convert between the formats?

dbpoweramp is THE free format-conversion tool.


>Ryan Smith
>Lease Operations
>(615) 874-6487
>-----Original Message-----
>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
>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
>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-----
> >From:
> >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
> > > 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...
> >
> >Regards,
> >Willi
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