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Subject: Re: Recording Issues

Re: Recording Issues

From: Clement Chou <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 13:35:47 -0800

I can't comment on that, because I don't use the fm radio much. In
Vancouver, Canada, the radio seems to have very bad reception. It picks up
but it's very staticky. So I haven't tried directly recording from the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandon Hicks" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Recording Issues

> Hi,
> I just did a test recording with the FM radio this morning. I'm not sure
> if it's the bitrate that's currently selected or what, but an MP3 file was
> generated that sounds like WAV, or MP3 at 22KHZ instead of 44.1 which is
> what the screen is set to. I had no problems doing that, but with the same
> daily build, and Steve's current public Reed voice recording on the mic,
> the thing would generate files but then have no data in them.
> Also, there seem to be additional controls in the screen sometimes. I
> tried recording with the mic, and I could only have low or high
> sensitivity and the unit volume in the recording screen. With the FM
> radio, there appear to be two sliders to fade the signal, a slider for
> gain as well as the volume control. Can you comment on this?
> I'll try those voices you mentioned and see if my mic issues are fixed.
> Clement Chou wrote:Thanks
> Brandon
>> Hi. Steeven, I don't know if it crashes or not, but that's a good theory.
>> I tried one of your voices first, and the recording screen did indeed
>> cause the voice file not to work. The fact was, it's not that it crashes,
>> more so just the voice file itself stops working, but the player still
>> functions.
>> Here's somewhere to get a voice file which works when exitting the
>> recording screen:
>> Clement.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen Clower"
>> <>
>> To: "'Rockbox'" <>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:52 AM
>> Subject: RE: Recording Issues
>>> Brandon,
>>> The last daily build in which there were no recording issues is from
>>> November 19, 2006. After talking to a few people, the bug has something
>>> to
>>> do with the type of voice file in use. I have experimented by changing
>>> various parameters in my voice files, E.G. sample rate, vbr type (if
>>> any),
>>> etc, but so far I haven't found a suitable combination. If you go to the
>>> voice building wikki, you will see some IBM TTS voices created by
>>> ArnaudDeBonald. Word through the grapevine is that for whatever reason,
>>> these voices work, whereas the ones made with the new MakeVoices script
>>> cause the recording screen to crash. Hopefully one of the RB devs can
>>> explain why the crash occurs and have a remedy.
>>> My best,
>>> Steve
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: []
>>> On
>>> Behalf Of Brandon Hicks
>>> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:32 AM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Recording Issues
>>> Hi,
>>> Has there been any progress on the recording issues with some players
>>> including the X5? Even if it's just to point out a particular IRC log?
>>> Any estimates on a fix time?
>>> If not, I'd appreciate being sent the latest build which has recording
>>> working.
>>> Thanks
>>> Brandon
Received on 2007-01-04

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