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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Chris Skarstad <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:17:45 -0500

Hi Glenn
I have pressed the play button in all my experiments.
I haven't tried hooking up the recorder to a line-in source but that's not
a bad idea. What confuses me is that this is a regular mic that plugs in
directly to the recorder, but it still doesn't seem to work. the only mic I
can use is the internal one and given the amount of money I spent I really
would rather use the one I got with it. so I'm really no further along
than where I was before, but thanks for the suggestions.

At 06:51 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>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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