FS#6530 - allow peer to peer transfer of media files

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by mark janes (mjanes) - Friday, 12 January 2007, 20:07 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Plugins
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


P2p sharing on these devices would cause a revolutionary shift in media distribution, rivalling podcasting, bittorrent, etc.

This would be a killer feature that would be a reason *for everyone* to run Rockbox instead of the firmware packaged with their devices.

Picture a classroom, a bus, an office, where people sitting next to eachother could sync their media collections over the high-speed usb interfaces on their devices.

Eliminate the network component of existing p2p technologies, and you de-fang the RIAA's existing efforts to punish those who don't agree with its profit paradigm.
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Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by mark janes (mjanes) - Friday, 12 January 2007, 20:08 GMT
this may be a dup of 2465
Comment by Robert Cotey (coteyr) - Friday, 19 January 2007, 16:24 GMT
I thought this was not possibal because the decives are USB slave devices, there is no host (master) controler. I could be wrong though. You might be able to make a hardware device that could act as a syncing device but thats not related to rockbox. Again could be wrong.
Comment by Calum Mackay (cdmackay) - Monday, 22 January 2007, 14:37 GMT
The iriver H300 series, at least, also have a USB Master port.
Comment by Peter D. (PeterD) - Saturday, 09 February 2008, 12:01 GMT
According to 5024_Brief_Mar05.pdf PP5024 devices (like the Sansa e200) have USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG capability.