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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Glenn at home <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 18:51:24 -0500

Sounds like possibly you are leaving out the last step of pushing the play
button, to start the recording.
But didn't you say you have successfully done this with the internal mic?
Try adjusting the recording quality, and maybe something in there will make
a difference.
Also, have you ever tried recording from a real line-in source? i.e., like
plugging in the RCA to 1 eighth inch plug, into a stereo and see if it
If it does, then there is something with the mic, like a low battery or

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 1:31 PM
Subject: Recording with the Archos recorder

Hi folks
Yep, the subject line appears to be a bit stupid, but just hang with me
here. I can't seem to get it to record anything. To give you an idea, I'll
run down the steps I took so you'll know where I am in the process.
1. I go to the recording settings menu in Rockbox and choose my source. I
have an external mic,it's actually the one made by Archos so it should
definitely work with it. It works on other things so the mic definitely
works properly.
  so I'm guessing the correct choice here would be line-in.
   So, I choose that.
2. In the directory section I have it set to current directory. In my case
this is called recordings. so now the unit *should* know where to place any
recordings I make.
3. I plug in the mic to the line-in jack and start recording. When I'm
done, I press the stop/off button which takes me back to the recording
screen in rockbox.

However, I also have headphones plugged in but can not hear myself through
the headphones while the recording is happening. When I chose the
internal mic as my source I can definitely hear myself, but with nothing
Also, when I hook the unit to the computer to transfer my file i made to
it, the recordings folder is empty, and there don't seem to be any traces
of an actual recording even happening. So, what am I doing wrong? I know
it's got to be one very simple step and I'll probably feel like a total
idiot when I learn what it is, lol. But I've tried everything I know, and
the only mic that seems to work in any tests I've done is the internal one.
and as I said before the mic itself works and I can hear myself just fine
through the headphones, but no recordings seem to be saving themselves to
the hard drive. So I'm hoping one of you folks can help set me in the
right direction.



Received on 2005-05-21

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