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Subject: Re: Daily build an archos recorder V1

Re: Daily build an archos recorder V1

From: Sander Sweers <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 16:08:11 +0200

On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 07:48 -0600, Rocker wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the tag cash function used for? I ran it on my H140 with cashing to
> HD and it took about 1 minute. Is this some kind of alternative to
> flashing?

It is the simular to the old tagdb perlscript. It creates a DB of your
music based on their tags. You will have to switch "show files" to ID3
database from for example supported to make use of it.

> To lazy to search the wickie...rocker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Heuving" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:40 AM
> Subject: Re: Daily build an archos recorder V1
> 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
> patient.
> 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.
> Tschüß
Received on 2006-05-21

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