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Subject: Re: A bit of advice for the best player that works with the firmware Rockbox

Re: A bit of advice for the best player that works with the firmware Rockbox

From: Sheldon via rockbox <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:37:47 -0400

There may be differences between a clip plus and a clip zip.

Here's my fixed.cfg file, copied from the .rockbox folder.
A few comments.  I believe that rockbox will create a config file for
you which you can copy to fixed.cfg
To use this file, just cut it into fixed.cfg

The big change you would want is to have the files and folders read what
they are. To do that you need to create a file for each item beyond the
main menu.  A text to speech application will do that. Or perhaps you
can use the tags on mp3 files. From page 77 of the Clip plus manual.

Use File .talk Clips. This option turns on the use of .talk clips for
On. Use special pre-recorded files for each file. This functions the
same as for directories except that the .talk clip file must have the
same name as the described file with an extra .talk extension (e.g.
Punkadiddle.mp3 would require a file called

Off. No checking is made for file .talk clips; they are not used even if
present. This can reduce disk activity. Use of a .talk clip takes
precedence over other filename voicing. Otherwise (e.g. if a .talk cl

Or you could have the words spelled out. This is discussed starting on
page 76 of the manual.. I only get the front menu and battery level
announced. This config file is optimized for podcasts and audiobooks. 
For clip plus, the details of the config are in Appendix E of the
manual, starting at page 195.  You want to change the talk options in
the config file. They are set out on page 197. Here they are

talk dir  off, number, spell
talk dir clip off, on
talk file off, number, spell
talk file clip off, on
talk filetype off, on
talk menu off, on

Here is the fixed.cfg file I use.

# .cfg file created by rockbox 5b9a505-120522 -  for clip zip
repeat: off
shuffle: off
volume: -13
seek acceleration: fast
fms: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.fms
font: /.rockbox/fonts/13-Nimbus.fnt
wps: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.wps
bass: -17
treble: 3
backlight timeout: 20
backlight timeout plugged: 30
scrollbar width: 8
time format: 12hour
brightness: 15
scroll speed: 7
scroll delay: 600
Screen Scrolls Out Of View: on
scroll step: 31
screen scroll step: 13
scroll paginated: on
foreground color: B5B6B5
background color: 292C29
line selector start color: DE7D31
line selector end color: 5A3010
line selector text color: E7E7E7
show files: music
follow playlist: on
autocreate bookmarks: on
autoupdate bookmarks: on
use most-recent-bookmarks: unique
talk filetype: off
Announce Battery Level: on
rec path: /Recordings
rec mic gain: 1
autoresume enable: on
autoresume next track: all
crossfeed: on
timestretch enabled: on
dircache: off
show path in browser: off
rewind duration on pause: 5
fmr: /.rockbox/fmpresets/toronto fm rockbox.fmr
sbs: /.rockbox/wps/
backdrop: /.rockbox/backdrops/rayboradio_OB_bd.bmp
start in screen: wps
alarm wakeup screen: wps
iconset: /.rockbox/icons/contrastaa.bmp
viewers iconset: /.rockbox/icons/rayboradioOB_small_viewers.bmp
sleeptimer duration: 60
sleeptimer on startup: on
qs top: wps
qs left: wps
qs right: wps
qs bottom: wps
shortcuts instead of quickscreen: off
Timestretch mode: on
hotkey wps: pitchscreen
resume rewind: 10
root menu order:

Hope this helps

On 2020-08-25 4:51 PM, Rémy Ruiz via rockbox wrote:
> Hi Sheldon,
> Thanks very much, but can you please tel me  the code for build this
> one, with exemple, thanks again.
> I have a Sansa clip plus.
> Cheers.
> Rémy
> Le 25/08/2020 à 21:54, Sheldon via rockbox a écrit :
>> I've had the fancier Sansas that used a touchscreen.  They break and
>> you can't control them by touch in the dark. Currently, I have a
>> sansa clip zip 4GB with a 32GB microsd card. All buttons.
>> I'd say that almost as valuable as the player is the setup. I've got
>> a configuration file designed for my use of listening to podcasts and
>> audiobooks. Rockbox lets you use a file name fixed.cfg that will run
>> everytime you turn on the player.  That way if you aren't happy with
>> where you are in the menus, you just shut off the player and turn it
>> back on and it runs the configuration file. I use that often. My file
>> has automatic shut off after an hour with creation of a bookmark and
>> starts up 5 seconds before I shut it off. The manual explains what
>> you can do with a config file. There's an amazing amount of
>> customization possible. You'll probably need someone sighted to set
>> it up. Connect the player to a computer and create a file called
>> fixed.cfg in the .rockbox folder that you edit following what the
>> config pages at the end of the manual allow..I haven't changed mine
>> for years.
>>  I also shut off the database so that startup takes 5 to 10 seconds.
>> Sheldon
>> On 2020-08-25 3:31 PM, Rémy Ruiz via rockbox wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> My name is Rémy Ruiz, I'm blind and i'm French.
>>> I tried to put a long time ago in a Sansa Clip Plus the firmware
>>> Rockbox and this never works well, maybe the player has problems, do
>>> not know, and I would like to have a council to have a player that
>>> have radio FM, recorder and music player, and be simple to operate.
>>> not  with touchscreen,  but has buttons (arrow keys etc.
>>> In a nutshell what the player works best with Rockbox with these
>>> characteristics?
>>> thank you for your advice
>>> Also let me know if I could translate the files for Rockbox into
>>> French so that they are updated, note'm not a'm not programmer, but
>>> nothing like helping  by my spare time.
>>> Which are the source files to be translated? where they are?
>>> Thank you very much.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Rémy
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