Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
From: Glenn at home <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 20:46:28 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users
>Then with that in mind, where do I go on the net to download actual mp3
allofmp3.com and napster.com are the two that spring to mind for legit
>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.
>From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]
>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
> >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: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> >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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Received on 2005-05-11