FS#6115 - Recording safety functions

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by TheHYPO (TheHYPO) - Wednesday, 04 October 2006, 04:35 GMT
Last edited by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Wednesday, 04 October 2006, 07:18 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Recording
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


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.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Will Robertson (aliask) - Wednesday, 04 October 2006, 06:47 GMT
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:
Comment by TheHYPO (TheHYPO) - Wednesday, 04 October 2006, 06:57 GMT
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!