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Title: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: __builtin on April 30, 2017, 06:30:26 PM
Hello all,

On behalf of the Rockbox developers, I'm very pleased to announce that
Rockbox 3.14 has just been released!

Go here to download the installer (individual zips are also available):

          https://www.rockbox.org/download/

Read up on the most noticeable changes in 3.14:

          https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/ReleaseNotes314

And above all, enjoy!

Franklin
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: saratoga on April 30, 2017, 08:51:39 PM
Great!  Have the swedes been pinged to update the front page?
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: gomezz on May 01, 2017, 04:13:59 AM
Why does the installer show only v3.13 as available to install.  Tried it anyway and, yep, it shows upon my Clip+  as 3.13.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: gevaerts on May 01, 2017, 06:47:11 AM
Why does the installer show only v3.13 as available to install.  Tried it anyway and, yep, it shows upon my Clip+  as 3.13.

Yes, sorry about that. It's been a while since the last release, which means we forgot some stuff. It'll be fixed as soon as we can get hold of one of the people with access to the download server.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: bluebrother on May 01, 2017, 07:06:53 AM
Why does the installer show only v3.13 as available to install.  Tried it anyway and, yep, it shows upon my Clip+  as 3.13.

Basically because the download server still tells Rockbox Utility that the latest release is 3.13. As gevaerts said, this needs to be adjusted by someone with access to that server.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: ucong on May 01, 2017, 11:28:02 AM
Hello all,

On behalf of the Rockbox developers, I'm very pleased to announce that
Rockbox 3.14 has just been released!

Go here to download the installer (individual zips are also available):

          https://www.rockbox.org/download/

Read up on the most noticeable changes in 3.14:

          https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/ReleaseNotes314

And above all, enjoy!

Franklin

Congrat for 3.14 version.. and still waiting update for my XFI2 and my YP R0..  :D
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: __builtin on May 01, 2017, 03:20:31 PM
Why does the installer show only v3.13 as available to install.  Tried it anyway and, yep, it shows upon my Clip+  as 3.13.

Yes, sorry about that. It's been a while since the last release, which means we forgot some stuff. It'll be fixed as soon as we can get hold of one of the people with access to the download server.

This has been fixed now, along with the website. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: gomezz on May 02, 2017, 08:27:00 AM
Cheers!  :)

Impressed by the near doubling of claimed battery life from 15 to 26 hours on my Clip+.  How the heck is that possible?  Not that it was ever a problem for me anyway as I rip a three hour radio programme to it via my laptop most days which allows it to charge up full ready for the next day's work.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: Julian67 on May 03, 2017, 06:05:34 PM
Thanks for the stable release.  Saw it referenced on lwn.net and nearly fell off my chair.  It's now installed to the EEPROM of my iRiver H140 and works great.  It sounds exactly the same as the older version from 2015 that I had built from git and been using for a while.  Perfect!  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: Lacres on May 16, 2017, 12:14:00 AM
The lowest level of FM Radio is much louder in 3.14 than in 3.13? :-[
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: RazviTm on May 31, 2017, 12:12:47 PM
I have 5 ipod classic gen 5 all with rockbox... After update to ver. Pi(3.14) nothing works like before... it works better. Thank you!
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: rgrounds on June 07, 2017, 11:53:53 AM
Great news!  Are the dev builds (specifically the SanDisk Sansa e200) using the 3.14 as the base?  They seem to use a different version number system.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: saratoga on June 07, 2017, 12:27:25 PM
Great news!  Are the dev builds (specifically the SanDisk Sansa e200) using the 3.14 as the base?  They seem to use a different version number system.

3.14 is a dev build from a month back. 
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: TriTL on June 27, 2017, 04:58:49 PM
You're great guys !

 :-*
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: ThaCrip on September 10, 2017, 03:07:45 AM
I am a little late to the party but I just wanted to say thanks for the update as I just noticed this update not all that long ago.

my Sansa e250 is still my player of choice for general audio playback on the go. in June 2018, which is less than a year from now, it will be a full 10 years since i first bought it and i immediately put Rockbox on it and never looked back.

also, seems Opus @ 32kbps (i encoded some from FLAC source to 32kbps Opus v1.2.1 using Foobar2000 and it's encoder pack) is useable now but it does seem to be a bit sluggish (like not as responsive when skipping forward to next track or rewinding and letting go of rewind button before playback resumes etc) which i assume is because it uses more CPU than MP3 etc in general? ; even at those low bit rates with Opus. i generally use LAME v2 for my MP3 (ripped from FLAC source) as it seems like a safe setting (like no one would complain about it and won't need to be re-ripped at this point since MP3 has been mature for many years now) and file size is still reasonable to as i feel beyond that your probably best off going to a different lossy format (which potentially loses compatibility since, as we all know, MP3 is THE safest bet as everything plays it) or using FLAC.

I am curious if there is any battery life estimates with Opus 32kbps vs MP3 v2(?). but i will say Opus @ 32kbps is quite impressive overall as while you can hear the difference it's not all that much (it's actually usable for music), especially considering it uses very little storage space at 32kbps (it would have been nice if we could have had that back in the day when storage space was at a premium). basically that's Opus main advantage is decent sound quality at a very small file size as i feel once you start getting into that 96kbps range or so Opus loses it's appeal because it's not standardized and other formats like AAC can compete with it at those ranges. so it's more like Opus is solid with 64kbps or less (mostly less) for it to be worth using. but i will say in terms of speech you can lower that to like 14kbps setting (which yields 14-15kbps generally) and, while you can notice some drop off, it's not much and saves plenty of space vs what some speech MP3's i had which were around 75kbps. i tried 10kbps with Opus and while you could still tell what was being said the sound quality dropped off a bit too much for my liking to where it's not worth saving 4-5kbps per file for that much of a audio quality hit in speech files.

p.s. i did ABX tests on Opus vs FLAC (on my computers speakers (Klipsch ProMedia)). i think i even passed the ABX on Opus 96kbps setting (ill be 38 years old next month), but i did not test Opus beyond this. but even at 48-64kbps range, while i could pass the ABX(did it 16 times and i think it was like 15/16 on each of the tests i did. i was actually surprised i got 15 out of 16 on the 96kbps test as i was not even confident i was right when i made my choices(still unlikely i could have randomly guessed those, right?)), the overall sound quality was still solid to the point i could not complain as it does seem to noticeably clean up the overall sound by boosting bit rate a bit from say 32kbps to 48kbps etc. but in the end if i use Opus for music i figure i might as well get maximum advantage from that which is all about large space savings with passable sound quality. ill probably mostly use it on music i am not as concerned about high quality etc. if i never had that MicroSDHC upgrade slot in my Sansa e250 (which currently contains a 16GB card) then Opus would especially help to fit that much more music on it as 2GB is a bit limiting but 16-18GB surely is not. but i might re-rip a decent portion of my FLAC content to Opus 32kbps and store them on the 2GB internal storage in case by some slim chance my MicroSDHC card dies.
Title: Re: Rockbox 3.14 released!
Post by: I_LOVE_ROCKBOX on October 17, 2017, 04:09:13 AM
i was hunting on secondhand Marketplaces in the Netherlands for months for the holy-grail-Ipod 5.5 enhanced with Wolfson dac, Pirates of the Caribbean edition from 2006. I was not pleased with the low output on my Sennheiser headphones. Then i quickly remembered why i hunted for this Ipod in the first place. I read about Rockbox, before i even bought this ipod and i wanted to Rockbox it! Now its uncapped, the volume can go higher than my ears can handle, and the sound is so smooth with the Rockbox ideal sound settings, when you set Low Shelf Filter to cut off frequency 40, and Q 0.7. activate crossfeed with YES. Volume -17 (Rockbox with volume uncapped is way too powerful, this is for ears-
protection) Activate equalizer with YES. Leave everything else untouched. Terminal-theme, font 21 Adobe-Helvetica. Throw away this i-tunes-shit, and yust place songs by copy-paste folders directly to the ipod drive, i love it.
*You guys created a masterpiece of software!*