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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Cathy De Viney <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:35:23 -0500

If the mic has a battery, have you tried changing it?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
To: "Glenn at home" <>; "Rockbox development"
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

> 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
>>a difference.
>>Also, have you ever tried recording from a real line-in source? i.e.,
>>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,
>>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
>>this is called recordings. so now the unit *should* know where to place
>>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
>>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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