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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: heze on July 13, 2005, 12:26:26 AM

Title: m3u playlist support
Post by: heze on July 13, 2005, 12:26:26 AM
Hello all!

As far as I understood, all the players, which support m3u playlists, have all the same limitation: there is a dedicated PLAYLIST folder. The playlist files are not shown in the file tree and cannot be placed anywhere. And, there is no chance to create subfolders within the PLAYLIST folder. Am I right?

Is the same limitation with Rockbox? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: LinusN on July 13, 2005, 12:36:15 AM
You can have as many playlists you want, anywhere you want. They are like any other file in the browser.
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: heze on July 13, 2005, 01:01:51 AM
You can have as many playlists you want, anywhere you want. They are like any other file in the browser.


It's just with Rockbox, isn't it? Sounds, like Rockbox is sheer madness!!

Why do the oem's produce such shit of firmware for such expensive devices...

Another question: does Rockbox affect the guarantee! I've read, there's always a simple way back to the original firmware. Any risk? Any comment about this?

Thank you!
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: nobby on July 13, 2005, 01:16:08 AM
short answer: yes, it invalidates the warranty

accurate answer: maybe. iriver are known not to check units, but you could get unlucky. Archos have refused to repair under warranty rockbox'ed units before.
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: heze on July 13, 2005, 09:17:21 AM
Thank you, guys!

I forgot to mention, that Iriver H140 is my current favorite, due to the 20 GB HD limit with the Archos players. Now, I'm in the wrong forum...

The only feature, I wanted to use, is playing MP3's by using playlists, which are created with WinAmp on the PC. Do you recommend to use the current version of Rockbox for Iriver for the daily usage?
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: kenshin on July 13, 2005, 11:35:39 PM
I've been running the daily builds, bleeding edge builds, or custom builds (when I'm working on a patch) for well over a month and have not entered the retail firmware once in that time period. Rockbox used to crash a few times a day but in the last three weeks I've seen enormous improvements in stability (no crashes for at least a week). I personally say GO FOR IT! You can always boot the retail firmware anytime you like.
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: storeoid on July 16, 2005, 04:27:46 AM
i totally agree with kenshin !
i haven´t been using the original firmware for month ! and for the last two or three weeks i didn´t even had to reset !
The rockbox team is doing a great job !
Thanks for all the great work !!!!!
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: heze on July 16, 2005, 01:12:41 PM
Thank you, guys!

Your statements make me really hot...

And, keep your phantastic work up, Rockbox guys!!
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: belgarath on August 02, 2005, 03:30:39 AM
Quote
short answer: yes, it invalidates the warranty

accurate answer: maybe. iriver are known not to check units, but you could get unlucky. Archos have refused to repair under warranty rockbox'ed units before.

Surely if you flash back to iRiver firmware and delete the .rockbox folder and rockbox.iriver file, then even if the iRiver repair/return staff turned the unit on, they wouldn't be able to tell if alternative firmware had been used?
Title: Re: m3u playlist support
Post by: nobby on August 02, 2005, 09:07:12 AM
if you CAN flash back, yes, they cant tell.