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tubafish 05-17-2009 09:29 PM

Thanks for the replies Mikerman & dfkt.
Hopefully between the time I'm able to track a v1 down, the official release will have dropped. In the meantime, I'll try finding a secret decoder ring and hopefully the install process will become blatantly evident. If not, it will have been one grand experiment and a few dollars lost. Hopefully I'll eventually be able to wrap my head around the process.

samueljesusfreak 05-18-2009 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tubafish (Post 356953)
Thanks for the replies Mikerman & dfkt.
Hopefully between the time I'm able to track a v1 down, the official release will have dropped. In the meantime, I'll try finding a secret decoder ring and hopefully the install process will become blatantly evident. If not, it will have been one grand experiment and a few dollars lost. Hopefully I'll eventually be able to wrap my head around the process.

No secret decoder ring here, for you. I can't see the official release being too awfully far away, although only those heavily involved with the process of this build would know. Right now, building your bootloader from source can damage or brick your player. And the Clip cannot recover from bricking, AFAIK. Just a little longer.

Mikerman 05-18-2009 09:29 PM

That would be nice. Given the amount of progress at the end of last year/beginning of this, I'm kinda surprised there's been no release yet. (Of course, I'm pretty ignorant to all the issues, unfortunately ...)

dfkt, can you still play drm'ed files on your Clip, even after you've flashed Rockbox?

BXCracer 05-19-2009 02:23 AM

Hello,
Yesterday i managed to compile rockbox and bootloader with the help of great guys on #rockbox. Well rockbox runs really nice on the clip, but playback is still stopping randomly and only rebooting helps, hope they will solve this in the near future except from that everything runs great. It can even display album covers ( on a clip screen :D) and a it contains a great search tool that i really missed on the OF.

dfkt 05-19-2009 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikerman (Post 357318)
dfkt, can you still play drm'ed files on your Clip, even after you've flashed Rockbox?

Haha, I really don't know, I don't have any DRMed files, or ever even used MTP on my Clip.

Mikerman 05-19-2009 09:15 AM

Yep, I rarely do, but have some (free) Audible books and would prefer to not lose the ability to play them on a converted Clip.

dfkt 05-19-2009 09:31 AM

In case it wouldn't work, you could always convert them to MP3s. Should save you all the hassle.

samueljesusfreak 05-19-2009 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BXCracer (Post 357365)
Well rockbox runs really nice on the clip, but playback is still stopping randomly and only rebooting helps

Yep - that's the only problem I'm having too. I just love having gapless on my little Clip.

funman 05-19-2009 11:06 AM

Hello, I wanted to give you some news of the rockbox Clip port

First, a note for users of 8GB (and more if they exist) models : current rockbox can brick your player definitely, a fix for these models is in the works and just needs testing before it can be committed.

Then you can track the status here: http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SansaAMS
This page also lists the items needed before a release can happen.

Also it has been confirmed than using rockbox definitely kills your player ability to play DRM'd files, even after a reformat.

Mikerman 05-19-2009 08:30 PM

Funman, thank you very much for the update, as to current possible brick issues on 8gb and up players (I actually had reported that issue here earlier), and the DRM issue. I generally avoid asking the perpetual status question, but it's good to hear the status every now-and-again (especially when the work has seemed so promising since late last year/early this year). And although the Rockbox pages report status matters, sometimes a posting helps fill it out.

Thanks, again!

Mikerman 05-19-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 357447)
In case it wouldn't work, you could always convert them to MP3s. Should save you all the hassle.

Thanks, and of course you're right--I just was trying to avoid that extra step (Audible uses iTunes to record its books to MP3 form, and I try to avoid iTunes--it seems to want to do things its way rather than to ask me what to do ...), and I always prefer avoiding the elimination of a player's capabilities (even something like DRM playing ability, and even though I never purchase DRM'ed music and the only few DRM'ed audiobooks I have came as free promotions)--nice to keep the options open, if possible ...

;)

dfkt 05-22-2009 05:31 PM

Here's the perhaps first Clip Rockbox WPS: DFKT Minimum Clip.

http://anythingbutipod.com/images/fo...mum%20Clip.png
  • Default status bar
  • Track number + title tag (falls back to file name if no metadata is present)
  • Artist tag (falls back to folder name if no metadata is present)
  • Album + year tag (falls back to blank line if no metadata is present)
  • Progress bar
  • Elapsed/total/remaining time of track
  • Bitrate/codec/sample frequency info
  • Peak meter

WalkGood 05-22-2009 05:58 PM

Very nice dfkt, the first one I've seen :)

pros1n 05-22-2009 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 358571)
Here's the perhaps first Clip Rockbox WPS: DFKT Minimum Clip.

http://anythingbutipod.com/images/fo...mum%20Clip.png
  • Default status bar
  • Track number + title tag (falls back to file name if no metadata is present)
  • Artist tag (falls back to folder name if no metadata is present)
  • Album + year tag (falls back to blank line if no metadata is present)
  • Progress bar
  • Elapsed/total/remaining time of track
  • Bitrate/codec/sample frequency info
  • Peak meter

:eek: Amazing! :p Wish I can compile my own fw. thanks for the info :)

Mikerman 05-22-2009 10:47 PM

Very similar to a WPS I did for my iRiver hard drive player--shrunk to about 25% the space! Nice job. I also used alternating lines for the album line and bitrate line, to display playlist name (if any) and genre.

Marvin the Martian 05-23-2009 12:14 AM

That rules dfkt.....I hope one day that my Clip screen looks like that. And maybe my Fuze.....I would take all that info over album art any day.

BXCracer 05-23-2009 03:16 AM

Here's compiled rockbox + patched OF for every V1 clip needs.
Rockbox version r20981-090518.
Readme included.
http://www.mediafire.com/?jtyzttqdvzd
Use it at your own risk

BTW cool wps dfkt. Wouldn't it be nice if that peak meter thing stood vertically so that when peak is high it would be different color ?

pros1n 05-23-2009 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BXCracer (Post 358688)
Here's compiled rockbox + patched OF for every V1 clip needs.
Rockbox version r20981-090518.
Readme included.
http://www.mediafire.com/?jtyzttqdvzd
Use it at your own risk

BTW cool wps dfkt. Wouldn't it be nice if that peak meter thing stood vertically so that when peak is high it would be different color ?

Seems risky :p Maybe I'll try until I have someone confirming that it works!

EDIT: I had to try, I was too anxious. I managed to get the fw running smoothly :)

To flash your clip, just drag and drop the m300a.bin file on to the root of the player, but don't put the .rockbox folder on yet. unplug and let it refresh. replug and drag the .rockbox folder and your done. :)

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

tubafish 05-24-2009 02:19 AM

BXCracer - thanks a millon for your post.

Pros1n - thanks for your bravery!

The clip is an incredibly nice piece of kit.
I am indebted for your willingness to share your expertise with Rockbox.

(Sometimes teaching isn't telling, sometimes it's as simple as showing!)

*Cheers*

kredig 05-24-2009 03:22 AM

hmm, i really want to try it but i don't want to break the player... it is my only player at the moment :confused:


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