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Subject: Optimisation of Rockbox for Openstreetmap Use

Optimisation of Rockbox for Openstreetmap Use

From: Sven Geggus <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 12:11:22 +0000 (UTC)

Hi there,

I recently acquiered a Rockbox capable Player (Sansa E280) which
works pretty well. Unfortunately the generic Rockbox settings are not
that perfect for Openstreetmap ( use.

Is there any chance to somehow "remap" the Sansa Keys?

Here is what I would need to make Rockbox the perfect Player Software
for OSM mappers.

A Mapper is usually cruising around by bike while mapping streets.
Metadata (Street-Names etc.) has to be acquired using something else
than a GPS device. Notepad and pencil or dictating machines are used
for this purpose (e.g. GPS-Point Number 042 = Foobar-Street).

This is where Rockbox comes to mind. I usually listen to music while
mapping Streets and now it would be perfect when I could simply press
the record button, recording speech as long as holding down the

However, when the record button is released the player should
continue playing music. I wish to do this exactly that way, because
it is very unconvenient to dismount any time recording something, so
this should be a no-brainer.

Would this be possible using Rockbox and if so, where would I need to
hack the defaults?

Unfortunately the manual does not mention a key remapping feature.



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Received on 2008-05-10

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