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Subject: Re: Daily build an archos recorder V1

Re: Daily build an archos recorder V1

From: Thomas Heuving <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 11:40:01 +0200

Manuel Dejonghe schrieb am Sun, 21 May 2006 02:22:02 +0200:
> On 5/20/06, Thomas Heuving <> wrote:
>> After several month I installed the newest daily build of rockbox
>> on my Archos Recoder V1. I wanted to try the new tagcache. Here are
>> my impressions:
>> 3. Tagcache
>> In short: It doesn't work on my box. First, settings like
>> General Settings -> Playback -> Tag cache
>> General Settings -> System -> Disk -> Directory Cache
>> are not available.
>> I tried to build the tagcache on my box (80G HD, 70G are filled),
>> using
>> General Settings -> Playback -> Force tag cache update
>> as described in the wiki.
>> It ran for more than 1 and a half hour before I decided to stop
>> the attempt (the wiki says it would take 5-10 minutes!).
>> Afterwards I couldn't start my box. On startup there was a
>> message regarding the tagcache, the disk spun up for some
>> 10 seconds and afterwards the unit showed the bootscreen until I
>> shut the recorder down. Only solution was to delete all files related
>> to the tagcache (luckily I hadn't flashed!).
> I played around with the tagcache on my archos recorder v1 as well,
> and had the same symptoms, the only difference is, that is works. I
> agree it takes a long time. The wiki article is referring to the newer
> SWCODEC devices, as some iPod-specific notes show. The tag cache
> update takes a long time, and the first bootup takes long as well, but
> afterwards it works fine. The second boot and afterwards are almost as
> fast as usual.

I didn't finish the process, so I think I have to be sufficiently
I will give it another shot then. I'm at home now and can connect
the device to the charger so time doesn't matter that much. And if
all goes wrong I can go to USB-Mode and delete the files from my PC.
Last time I tried it "on the road" and wasn't amused about the
draining batteries.
How much time took it approximately in your case and how big is your HD?

Can't there be an external program to build the cache on the PC as in the
previous tagcache? I often switch some 10-20GB on my box and then I would
have to wait just another time, which is kind of annoying.

Thomas Heuving
Received on 2006-05-21

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