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Old 07-20-2006, 02:39 AM
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Default Rockbox to help sandisk?

Here is a list detailing all rockbox pages and its development

Sansa Rockbox Connection http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa
Sansa e200 Dev Board http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200-devboard.html
Sansa Main Components http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/vie...wareComponents
Wikipedia Rockbox&Sansa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockbox#Sansa_e200

All of the changes are very new which is a good thing. Keep up the good work!

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Old 08-03-2006, 11:52 PM
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In the Rockbox e200 forum, it looks like they are getting somewhere now and it looks like SanDisk is cooperating with them. Who will relaese a firmware first, SanDisk or Rockbox?
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:28 AM
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the rockbox firmware can improve the sansa's sound quality? or even get rid of the poping sounds???
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:34 AM
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The sound quality is fine with the e200, but Rockbox can possibly remove pops and add a custom EQ.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:21 AM
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... but more than likely Rockbox will remove video playback since it is not part of their core package (at least that is my understanding). They maybe able to add it if someone wants to take on the project.

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:26 AM
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... but more than likely Rockbox will remove video playback since it is not part of their core package (at least that is my understanding). They maybe able to add it if someone wants to take on the project.

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That's right. It sounds like we may lose a lot of functionality with the current Rockbox firmware. No video playback, probably no FM either.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:53 AM
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Rockbox has FM and recording support currently... although it may take a bit longer for the devs to get it working on the e200... but I believe it will be eventually supported.

Video on the other hand I think will be like the iPod video for a while. Although more and more players are utilizing the PortalPlayer chip (the main chip in the e200)... This is a pretty powerful chip, there are and will be lots of other players out there with it, so a lot more people will be interested in making video a reality in Rockbox.

In the interim - the Rockbox bootloader is dualboot -- so on the iPod if you want to watch a video all you have to do is hold the 'Menu' button on powerup and you get the apple firmware. Not a big deal IMHO. Especially for all the excellent features that Rockbox allows... 10+ audio codecs, gapless/crossfade playback, bookmarking your location in a song/podcast/audiobook, 5band customizable parametric EQ, games, etc...
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:11 AM
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Rockbox has FM and recording support currently... although it may take a bit longer for the devs to get it working on the e200... but I believe it will be eventually supported.

Video on the other hand I think will be like the iPod video for a while. Although more and more players are utilizing the PortalPlayer chip (the main chip in the e200)... This is a pretty powerful chip, there are and will be lots of other players out there with it, so a lot more people will be interested in making video a reality in Rockbox.

In the interim - the Rockbox bootloader is dualboot -- so on the iPod if you want to watch a video all you have to do is hold the 'Menu' button on powerup and you get the apple firmware. Not a big deal IMHO. Especially for all the excellent features that Rockbox allows... 10+ audio codecs, gapless/crossfade playback, bookmarking your location in a song/podcast/audiobook, 5band customizable parametric EQ, games, etc...
I stand corrected. Thanks for the info.

I for one welcome our new Rockbox overlords... oops, wrong forum.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:42 PM
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Default RockBox Update

Hate to break your collective hearts, but that part of the web site has not changed since 2 Jul 06 according to the history link. Sorry.
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:06 PM
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Check the forum, they have already broke down part of the firmware and are making a bootloader.
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:57 PM
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Nice progress!

Forum link for the lazy ones...
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i hope that if they do get video working
it will be 30 fps mpeg-4
hopefully the chip in the e200 is capable of supporting that
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:29 PM
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In the interim - the Rockbox bootloader is dualboot
If there's to be a Rockbox version for the Sansa it can't use the ipod bootloader anyway, the initial startup sequence it quite differently.

Anyway, I've committed code to the Rockbox CVS that let's you build an mi4 file to use for experients on the target.

Further details on the reverse engineering process is kept here: http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200.html and is being discussed here: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=3225.0

And yes, we certainly need and welcome more interested Sansa owners!
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:47 PM
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Default I got a Sansa dev board

Lookie:

http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200-devboard.html
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LOL really nice
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:28 PM
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WOW! Sandisk is finally serious about helping. Hopefully this speeds up Rockbox development for the Sansa and hopefully we can get a pinout soon.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:41 PM
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i'm glad rockbox is helpin out also. this will hopefully fufill a number of people's wishes.

i also found this on the web concerning rockbox and sansa. It aint much thoLink
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I was greatly disappointed with Rockbox on my iPod photo 60GB unit. so I removed it. hopefully Rockbox for the e200s will be better than the Rockbox for the iPod. so I'll adopt the good ol' "wait and see" attitude.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:53 AM
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Rockbox is not and will never be the choice for everyone.

It is a complete rewrite and lots of people will never get over the fact that it doesn't work at all similar to the original firmware of the target players it runs on.

But it is open source. There have been hundreds of contributors so far and anyone can join in and help improving it.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:34 PM
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I didnt know exactly where to put this, but there it is.
When and if rockbox makes their firmware (for arguments sake lets just say it has ogg, mp4 ect support) and obviously rockbox is open source, do you think sandisk could take portions of the code and add it to their firmware? My point being, Rockbox is not for everyone, and it isn't all the pretty graphical icon based firmware that sandisk has. I think have (at least) mp4 support would be a great selling point for sandisk.
So would rockbox development rapidly speed up the process of better sandisk firmware?
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