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Subject: Re: iRiver time & Date

Re: iRiver time & Date

From: nobby nobbs <>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:10:55 -0000

On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:02:09 -0000, ian douglas <> wrote:

>>> Hey, maybe a feature request: when you plug in an iRiver unit via USB,
>>> contact an atomic clock via NTP and set the unit's date/time.
>> This won't work. NTP stand for *Network* Time Protocol, and there is
>> no network between your iRiver (mass storage device) and your PC.
> My thinking was that maybe Rockbox would be 'smart' enough to detect a
> USB connection to the PC and get the current system time from the PC and
> set the clock on the Rockbox ... and since a lot of us are savvy enough
> users to use NTP anyhow, then the clock on our units could get sync'd
> every time we plugged it in - *if* the Rockbox firmware had a means to
> get the current system time from the OS.

the usb connection uses an ata bridge, rockbox can only detect the
connection, not use it.
Received on 2005-11-21

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