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Subject: Sandisk Sansa e200

Sandisk Sansa e200

From: Brandon Hicks <>
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 19:07:24 -0600

Hi list,
I'm checking out a sansa E200, and I saw on some forums that rockbox
support was being done, and Sandisk was actually helping with the
development. Any more word on this, current progress, anything?
I'd really like a Rockbox player. I have a feeling this one will be
moderately usable, by that I mean actually using the menus being a blind
user, but I'd definitely appreciate .ogg support and voice which would
come with Rockbox.


Glenn at home wrote:
> A Blind user should be able to do this.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Earle" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 8:06 AM
> Subject: Re: Problems installing Rockbox on iriver h320
> I have a question regarding installing rockbox. You mentioned that your
> friend had to redo the firmware
> upgrade, how did he do that, without sighted assistance?
> ----------
> Earle, and Peterson, (The Prince)
> Msn:
> Skype: rowdyamerican
> Yahoo: rowdyamerican
> AIM: rowdyamerican28
> ICQ: 155852055
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Teh" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 8:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Problems installing Rockbox on iriver h320
> Hi Paul,
> I know this is going to sound stupid and I didn't believe it myself when
> I heard about it, but try doing the firmware upgrade again. My friend as
> a US Iriver H320 and no matter what he did, Rockbox wouldn't boot, even
> after the firmware upgrade. I wonder whether the firmware upgrade
> aborted for some reason - he is also blind and didn't have sighted
> assistance after the upgrade (a sighted person told him it did seem to
> be upgrading though). Anyway, despite my misgivings, he tried the
> firmware upgrade again and it came up into Rockbox fine. I still don't
> understand why, but there you have it.
> Jamie
> Paul Hopewell wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a new list member. I am visually impaired and am thus excited about
>> the speech capabilities of rockbox. I recently purchased a reconditioned
>> iriver h320 and am currently unsuccessfully trying to install rockbox on
>> it. I would much appreciate any suggestions on why it does not work.
>> I have done the following:
>> 1. Downloaded the latest daily build for the iriver h300 from the
>> rockbox WEB site and moved it to the iriver. This gave me a folder
>> .rockbox and a file rockbox.iriver of 361 KB.
>> 2. Downloaded the fonts package and moved it to the .rockbox folder
>> on the iriver. I could only find a single fonts package on the
>> rockbox WEB site. Is the font package the same for all platforms?
>> 3. Downloaded the MS Mary voice and renamed it to english.voice and
>> moved it to the langs folder on the iriver. this voice is 1498 KB.
>> I noted that the langs folder contains lng files for nots of
>> non-English languages. Should I delete all these?
>> 4. Downloaded the iriver firmware 1.28EU from the iriver SWEB site.
>> 5. Patched this firmware with fwpatcher.exe which I downloaded from
>> the iriver h300 section of the Rockbox WEB site. This claimed to
>> be successful and gave
>> me a h300.hex file of 4091 KB.
>> 6. Transfered the patched firmware to the iriver and did the firmware
>> upgrade. This all seemed to work. The firmware upgrade process
>> shut down the iriver as expected.
>> 7. Restarted the iriver. I expected menus to then start talking.
>> However as far as I could tell the iriver seemed to still boot the
>> iriver 1.28 firmware. the buttons and menus seemed to be the same
>> as those that existed before I started the rockbox install.
>> I believe my iriver is a USA model as it came with a USA charger.
>> However I suspect that this is not relevant.
>> Any ideas on what I should do next? Should I have deleted all music
>> files from the iriver before starting the rockbox install? Should I have
>> upgraded the firmware before moving the Rockbox code onto the iriver?
>> Could I have installed the wrong fonts package and if so what would be
>> the effect? Does the fonts package live under the .rockbox folder or
>> does it live inside some subfolder? Should I delete non-English files
>> from the langs folder? Is there some way to tell whether the firmware
>> upgrade worked OK? re this point if I start the iriver with the USB
>> cable connected to my computer the iriver seems to hang until I unplug
>> the USB cable (as expected if the firmware upgrade had worked) but the
>> iriver is not visible to my computer.
>> Do the file sizes I mention above look OK?
>> Many thanks for your help.
>> Paul Hopewell
>> <>
>> <>
Received on 2006-10-07

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