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Subject: Re: Two Unrelated Questions

Re: Two Unrelated Questions

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 09:51:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 1 Apr 2006, Grant Hardy wrote:

> 1. Why do some players require bootloaders? Some players you can simply
> extract a ZIP file to them and Rockbox will work perfectly.

We need to get Rockbox running on the units, and different models require
different actions.

> Also, does the iAudio require a bootloader?


> 2. I am arranging to sell my Archos to somebody, but I want a new
> player beforehand. I'm looking at the iAudio X5. There is one on
> eBay that apparently is slightly thicker than the regular X5, do to
> something like an extended battery.

The ones with larger (60GB - 2 platter) disks are thicker, and so is the X5L
models that come with a bigger battery. I don't think there is any X5L with a
2 platter disk.

> As this still comes within the X5 series, will this likely work with
> Rockbox?

Rockbox currently runs on iAudio X5, X5L and X5V.

> Will voice support, FM radio and voice recorder follow soon (voice support
> arrived within a week or so of sound on the iPod)?

Hopefully, yes.

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-04-02

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