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Old 09-23-2008, 10:12 PM
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Default RockBox 3.0!

After 3 long years they've released version 3.0
dont believe me?
check it out...

http://www.rockbox.org/download/
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:55 PM
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So what's new about it?
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:21 AM
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Rockbox is able to load and start another firmware file without rebooting. You just “play” a file with the extension .mi4. This can be used to test new firmware versions without deleting your current version.
I think I'll just do that and see if there's anything new (eg if it can play WMAs created by WMP11). If that doesn't work, I'll just use the emulator to test it. The version I have on my player is 3 months old and works really god, a lot better then the OF.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:59 AM
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I think I'll just do that and see if there's anything new
Its based on a build from a couple weeks ago, so its not going to have anything new. Its actually missing a lot of newer stuff, but should in theory be more stable.

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(eg if it can play WMAs created by WMP11)
I told you like 2 days ago why I haven't been able to do this. Since then I have not solved those problems and then traveled back to last august to retroactively solve them in time for the release.

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I'll just use the emulator to test it.
FWIW, its a simulator. We don't actually have a rockbox emulator (yet).
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:13 AM
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I think I'll just do that and see if there's anything new (eg if it can play WMAs created by WMP11). If that doesn't work, I'll just use the emulator to test it. The version I have on my player is 3 months old and works really god, a lot better then the OF.
I can play my 128 KBPs WMA
so i guess it can play WMA...
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:13 AM
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and i am using wmp11
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:14 AM
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Its based on a build from a couple weeks ago, so its not going to have anything new. Its actually missing a lot of newer stuff, but should in theory be more stable.
So the main advantage of 3.0 is stablity? No other nifty features?
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:15 AM
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Rockbox Hacker
Um how can you be a " Rockbox Hacker" you know any programming languages?
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:16 AM
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So the main advantage of 3.0 is stablity? No other nifty features?
well its kinda hard to say because i havnt actually used it for more the 24Hrs
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:33 AM
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No new features as of yet because of the feature freeze:
http://www.rockbox.org/mail/archive/...-08/0032.shtml
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:44 AM
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ketsuki: saratoga is the guy who wrote our WMA support. He's referring to a specific newer version of WMA encoded files.

He's very definitely one of the core Rockbox Hackers.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:01 PM
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i could read the rest of my C++ book
then i can be a rockbox hacker

i have an above basic nolage( dunno if im spelling right today) of C++ though...
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
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Rockbox is in C and ASM. There are some significant differences between C and C++.

To become a Rockbox hacker, just start fixing bugs or writing new features that the core devs like, and submit patches.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:51 PM
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The site seems to be down right now.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:12 PM
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Yes, 3.0 should be a more stable release; however, for sansa and other duel-core portalplayer device, the new multi-threading commit will give your player nearly 20% boost in battery life. I would suggest sansa users to use the developmental bench for now.
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20% boost in battery life? that's awesome!
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:21 PM
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It won't give a flat 20% to everyone. It will give some battery life increase, for people playing music in the MP3 format.
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It won't give a flat 20% to everyone. It will give some battery life increase, for people playing music in the MP3 format.
yeah, at least its a good improvement
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:09 PM
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It won't give a flat 20% to everyone. It will give some battery life increase, for people playing music in the MP3 format.
Does the improved battery life include iPod players like the 5.5G 80GB?
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:52 PM
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Does the improved battery life include iPod players like the 5.5G 80GB?
Yes, the changes work on all dual core targets (Ipods, Sansas, etc). They're MP3 only as Llorean said. Eventually when I get time I'll probably expand then to AAC, Ogg and WMA.

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