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Subject: Re: Using the rockbox database

Re: Using the rockbox database

From: Paul Erkens <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 02:14:31 +0200

Hi Stuart,

I haven't found good use for the database feature for myself. When I go into
the database option from the main menu, all it says is folder 1, folder 2
etc, with nothing there to work with. But on the whole, it doesn't really
matter. There is enough in rockbox that is accessible indeed. Most of the
radio, most recording options, and most of the file browser is perfectly
usable. I usually know where I put my stuff on the drive, and in which
folders is what, so I have no need for database features to sort my files by
artist etc. I don't use playlists either. Browsing the file system, and then
picking what you want to play, suffices for the time being. Even the
recording capabilities are okay.

What you cannot do is use the trigger menu, nor can you reliably adjust gain
such that it does not clip, while still being loud, because in these
situations you have no screen feedback from the voice. But on the other
hand, deleting, moving and reordering files on the unit itself, plus all of
the above, is more than I've ever been able to do in the past with other
devices. Status and error messages are also not spoken, but the cases in
which those occur are rare, and the rest you can avoid by carefully
operating the unit.

For example, there is a disk full error message in the firmware that will
not speak, but before you start recording, or transferring new audio into
the player, you can always check the remaining disk space yourself, so you
can easily avoid the disk full message. The same goes for many other
situations. So to answer the question, the database feature may not be
accessible, but don't let that disappoint you. There's plenty that remains.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Lawler" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:53 PM
Subject: Using the rockbox database

> Hi folks,
> I hope this is a simple enough question. Is it possible with speech, to
> use
> the Database feature in rockbox. I'm using an Iriver H340 and am totally
> blind.
> Many thanks,
> Stuart.
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Received on 2007-05-31

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