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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: dricx on May 01, 2006, 01:15:14 PM

Title: Release Date???
Post by: dricx on May 01, 2006, 01:15:14 PM
hi, lolz
i just wanna know when u r going to release the firmware.... im desperate... xD
cya  8)
Title: Re: Release Date???
Post by: markun on May 01, 2006, 01:38:51 PM
You know we can't give you a release date :)

If you want to stay up to date you might want to read the logs of our IRC conversations in #gigabeat on freenode.org

http://www.hack.id.au/files/gigabeat/irc/gigabeat/

Right now we are writing small programs to test how all the hardware works. We keep a little todo of that here:

http://www.hack.id.au/files/gigabeat/todo.txt

When that is finished we can start writing all of the low-level driver and startup code for rockbox.
Title: Re: Release Date???
Post by: dricx on May 01, 2006, 05:52:14 PM
another thing... just asking... GB will be capable to play videos with ROCKbox firmware... ???

thx
Title: Re: Release Date???
Post by: Llorean on May 01, 2006, 05:56:37 PM
Rockbox doesn't play video. Gigabeat will only be able to do what Rockbox can do, while within Rockbox.
Title: Re: Release Date???
Post by: markun on May 01, 2006, 06:07:34 PM
... but with a 300MHz ARM it might be possible. Mirak experimented a bit with xvid and mpeg2 playback (search the patch tracker). When rockbox runs on my Gigabeat I'll look into it.

If we can get more that 2.5 hours playback (as much as the Gigabeat S does) I will be very happy.
Title: Re: Release Date???
Post by: Llorean on May 01, 2006, 06:10:02 PM
Hell, with the 120mhz coldfire it's possible. The iRiver H300 achieves a semblance of video playback. All I was saying is that Rockbox doesn't play video, and most of the devs would rather improve the *audio* features of their audio players, so it's not a project focus.

I was actually helping Mirak resolve some issues his patch on iPod for a little while, some time ago. :)