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Subject: Re: Recording problem

Re: Recording problem

From: [IDC]Dragon <>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 18:31:29 +0100 (MET)

> > The MAS has a bug, you could solder in a more recent chip to really
> resolve
> > the problem. All Archos have the older, buggy version.
> How difficult a soldering job?

It's a QFP64, 0.5mm pin spacing.
The most difficult part to even experienced SMT solderers probably is to get
a later revision of the MAS3587. Don't ask me how that mask is called.

> > Or Rockbox does a similar workaround like the Archos firmware does: It
> > tracks the frames of incoming mp3 data. In case of a mismatch the MAS
> gets
> > restarted. Results in a minor glitch in the recording, but will hardly
> get
> > noticed, as rare as it happens.
> I mostly record concerts, typically 2-4 hours at a go.
> Less than half my files make it through MP3Fixer unscathed.
> It's not rare in my experience.

No, misunderstanding:
The workaround would cause a minor glitch every few hours (that's something
I could live with and call rare), when the bit loss occurs. Without, your
recording is toast after that, or has to be rescued with Jens' very special


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Received on 2005-11-02

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