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Release Notes for Rockbox 2.0

ALERT! These release notes were originally posted on the mailing list.

After much waiting, here is finally the 2.0 version. Get it here:

Very much has changed since 1.4:

            __________               __   ___.
  Open      \______   \ ____   ____ |  | _\_ |__   _______  ___
  Source     |       _//  _ \_/ ___\|  |/ /| __ \ /  _ \  \/  /
  Jukebox    |    |   (  <_> )  \___|    < | \_\ (  <_> > <  <
  Firmware   |____|_  /\____/ \___  >__|_ \|___  /\____/__/\_ \
                    \/            \/     \/    \/            \/

Release notes, version 2.0, 2003-04-15

General changes since 1.4

  • File queueing
  • Rename & delete files
  • Virtual keyboard for text input
  • Sleep timer (power off after X minutes)
  • Playlist creation
  • .cfg files now support all settings
  • Write current settings to a .cfg file
  • New channel modes: Stero wide, Stereo narrow and Karaoke (voice filter)
  • Bidirectional scrolling of short strings
  • Improved charging algorithm, including trickle charging
  • Estimated battery time left info
  • Repair/update of broken VBR files
  • Improved ID3v2 handling
  • Status bar is active in USB mode
  • Fade out/in on pause & stop
  • Many additions to WPS (see manual page)
  • Extra antiskip buffer option for shaky environments
  • Even faster playlist loading
  • Lower cpu power consumption == longer battery life

Player-specific changes since 1.4

  • RockLatin dynamic charset system (ISO 8859-1 support)

Recorder-specific changes since 1.4

  • Recording
  • Support for FM Recorder (but not its FM radio)
  • Invert Display option
  • Disk Poweroff option (saves power but increases spinup time)
  • 12 hour time display option
  • Battery & volume numeric display option
  • Russian, greek, hebrew and thai filename support
  • Undo in Sokoban

User manual

The Rockbox user manual is located here:


We have tested with bit rates from 32 to 320 kbit/s and sample frequencies from 11 to 48 kHz. If you experience skipping, please report it!


  • The maximum supported directory length is 400 files, or a max sum of all filenames of 16000 bytes. Whichever is reached first.
  • Max playlist size is 10000 entries.
  • Max 100 queued files.

Known bugs in this release

  • "Red led dead": Sometimes when the jukebox is shaken or bumbped, the disk freezes with the red led shining. This only happens to some units.
  • On FM Recorders, the battery does not display a charging animation when charging is in progress.

Bug reports

If you find that one of the supported features misbehave, please file a bug report on our web page. Do not report missing features as bugs, instead file them as feature requests.


All files in this archive are subject to the GNU General Public License. See the file COPYING in the source tree root for full license agreement.


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Rockbox is a collaborative project with many contributors:

Björn Stenberg Originator, project manager, code Linus Nielsen Feltzing Electronics, code Andy Choi Checksums Andrew Jamieson Schematics, electronics Paul Suade Serial port setup Joachim Schiffer Schematics, electronics Daniel Stenberg Code Alan Korr Code Gary Czvitkovicz Code Stuart Martin Code Felix Arends Code Ulf Ralberg Thread embryo David Härdeman Initial ID3 code Thomas Saeys Logo Grant Wier Code Julien Labruyére Donated Archos Player Nicolas Sauzede Display research Robert Hak Code, documentation, sarcasm Dave Chapman Code Stefan Meyer Code Eric Linenberg Code Tom Cvitan Web design Magnus Öman Font Jerome Kuptz Code Julien Boissinot Code, Sound research Nuutti Kotivuori Code Heikki Hannikainen Code Hardeep Sidhu Code Markus Braun Code Justin Heiner Code Magnus Holmgren Code Bill Napier Code George Styles Code Mats Lidell Code Lee Marlow Code Nate Nystrom Code Nick Robinson Code Chad Lockwood Code John Pybus Code Uwe Freese Code Randy Wood Code Gregory Haerr Code Philipp Pertermann Code Gilles Roux Code Mark Hillebrand Code Damien Teney Code Andreas Zwirtes Code Kjell Ericson Code Jim Hagani Code Ludovic Lange Code Mike Holden Code Simon Elén Code Matthew P. OReilly Donated Archos FM Recorder Christian Schönberger Code Henrik Backe Code Craig Sather Code José Maria Garcia-Valdecasas Bernal Manual

CategoryReleaseNotes: Rockbox 2.0 (released 2003-04-15)

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