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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 20:56:11 -0500

hi again guys
Well, I believe it's a problem with the Archos itself. I just tried a
regular, standard computer microphone on the archos, and still the same
result, absolutely, positively nothing works. I believe I've gone through
everything I can do here, and it still won't work. So, is it really a
problem with the archos, or is it just operator error at fault here? if it
is, i won't feel offended if yousay so. Note I've also tried using the
pre=-amp and that did not work either.
So, I am thoroughly stumped.

         At 07:56 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>grasping for a solution are aware that there is a "gain" (for lack
>of a better word) control on the archos mic?
>I'm in the middle of transfering my tapes to mp3 - and you CAN hear the
>source through the headphones, at all times (recording or not) - so your
>problem seems to be in either a) source selection or b) faulty hardware
>(For note I am still using Rockbox 2.4 as released on my homepage.)
>>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 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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