Rockbox

  • Status Closed
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  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Recording
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by TheHYPO - 2006-10-04
Last edited by pondlife - 2006-10-04

FS#6115 - Recording safety functions

I reported this as a pontential bug a while back but it got no attention, and it’s a potentially important feature to add. If the hard drive fill while recording, the rockbox player unwittingly ignores this fact, writes up to the point where the drive is full, and has no space to “close” the file and save it. You wind up with a corrupted wave file which is really a pain after an hour or two of recording only to lose the file.

I suggest a feature by which the player keeps an eye on how much disc space is left, and if there is a predetermined “safety” limit left (however much is needed to close the file), the recording automatically cuts off.

A similar, but potentially more difficult feature would be the same concept but for battery life being low instead of hard drive space.

Thanks

Closed by  zagor

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

Just to let you know, I have made a little tutorial on how to recover the wave file in exactly this situation. (But I agree this is a serious issue that needs fixing)

Take a look here:
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/FixingWaves

It’s 3 in the morning here, so I really have no time to look at this right now, but I will definately check it out asap - and if it works, I will seriously owe big time. Thanks very much!

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