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Subject: Re: unable to get latest version of rockbox to work on old V1

Re: unable to get latest version of rockbox to work on old V1

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:21:44 +1300

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 19:46:30 -0400, wrote:

> wrote:
>> Dominik Wenger <> wrote:
>> > schrieb:
>> > > I unzipped the file at the root of the recorder and indeed it did place
>> > > the file in .rockbox/langs directory.
>> > >
>> >
>> > It could be, that that the released voice file is again too big for
>> > the archos recorder. (It has to fit into the normal audiobuffer).
>> >
>> > You could try to build yourself a smaller voicefile with rbutil or the
>> > buildsystem. Lower the quality settings of lame to get a smaller
>> > voicefile. For example a "-V 9 -B 16 --resample 8 -m m -a --vbr-new"
>> > as lame option and relativly fast sapi voice gives me a ~1MB voicefile
>> > for archos recorder. Try with -B 12 if this is not small enough.
>> >
>> > And please report back if it worked.
>> The size uncompressed is 1351196. Will that fit in the audio buffer?
>> Also, what is the procedure for building a voice file, since I cannot
>> see, I cannot use the rockbox utility, but if there is a bash script or
>> something on windows I could try that.
>I did find some documentation on how to build a voice file, but just to
>note, my old version 2 voice file is actually larger than this one, so
>its unlikely that the problem is the large size of the file.

You should consider that the binary size of the 3.4 Rockbox code is most
likely to be larger than the 2.? version you were using before, so the
space available for the voice file will be smaller.

Returning to your original problem, a question. Was the old 2.? version
flashed to ROM? If so, until you flash 3.4 the Archos is most likely
loading the old version.
Received on 2009-09-29

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