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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: XVortex on August 29, 2019, 11:36:23 AM

Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: XVortex on August 29, 2019, 11:36:23 AM
It’s coming...,
(http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/photos/m3k_rockbox_sm.png)
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: wodz on August 29, 2019, 01:31:08 PM
Lovely :-)
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: chocovy on August 29, 2019, 02:57:08 PM
It’s coming...,

Yooo.. nice. So is it just a direct port from another device ?
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: diegopau on August 29, 2019, 03:33:16 PM
Amazing, I will probably get the M3k as a replacement for my Clip Zip
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Njones on August 31, 2019, 05:59:43 PM
Waiting with great anticipation! 8)
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: XVortex on September 03, 2019, 04:39:34 AM
Here we go!
Rockbox for the FiiO M3K is available on my site:
http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/download.htm (http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/download.htm)

- Based on the stock FW v1.3.0 (which has also been optimized for speed and memory usage).
- It is flashed like a regular firmware (...and rolls back also).
- Almost everything works, but minor bugs will be fixed over time.

You should install it as regular update: https://www.fiio.com/newsinfo/82055.html

Enjoy!
(and please consider a donation for me or/and rb team if You'd like it).

P.S. source code will available later, when all settle a bit.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: amtmart on September 03, 2019, 10:33:59 AM
Cool just making sure, this will be my first rockbox device so I'm brand new to this. I'll probably wait till it gets ironed out a little more, just one question though, how is the scrolling? I'm at 13000 tracks and it's torture scrolling through long lists on this thing
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Bilgus on September 03, 2019, 12:15:55 PM
Rockbox does an incremental speed-up as you go through a list with the button held down
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Njones on September 03, 2019, 07:14:49 PM
Thanks. Installed easily. Works great. So much more info on the while playing screen! Will the FiiO X1genII be next?
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: XVortex on September 04, 2019, 04:43:07 AM
Quote
Will the FiiO X1genII be next?
Not from me, sorry. FiiO M5 probably be next...

Rockbox build 50ef6fe-190905 for FiiO M3K has been released:

- Fixed clicks during track change;
- Rockbox sample rate limitation (44.1KHz) has been removed!
  Now we can play files with native sample rate up to 192KHz.
  (Go to Settings -> Playback settings -> Frequency and choose Automatic).

Download from my site:
http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/download.htm (http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/download.htm)
Update instructions:
https://www.fiio.com/newsinfo/82055.html (https://www.fiio.com/newsinfo/82055.html)
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Njones on September 04, 2019, 08:48:34 AM
Thanks for the quick update
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Mountain Man on September 26, 2019, 01:56:38 PM
Out of curiosity, why isn't this port listed on the main Rockbox website?
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: amtmart on September 26, 2019, 04:46:13 PM
Just an update, im returning the m3k in favor of the fiio m6. this rockbox release constantly freezes my device at different menus, as well as destroying the amazing battery life. i also couldnt get it to boot back into stock fiio software while rockbox is installed. all in all its not worth the trouble, if you have a lot of music avoid the m3k, if you like a working m3k avoid the releases as of this post.
Title: Re: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Mountain Man on September 26, 2019, 05:37:27 PM
Just an update, im returning the m3k in favor of the fiio m6. this rockbox release constantly freezes my device at different menus, as well as destroying the amazing battery life. i also couldnt get it to boot back into stock fiio software while rockbox is installed. all in all its not worth the trouble, if you have a lot of music avoid the m3k, if you like a working m3k avoid the releases as of this post.

Oh, that's disappointing to hear.  I bought an M3K instead of the M6 simply because of this port.  It hasn't shipped yet, so I still have time to cancel my order.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: 7o9 on September 27, 2019, 02:00:11 AM
Quote
Will the FiiO X1genII be next?
Not from me, sorry. FiiO M5 probably be next...

FiiO M5 would be quite cool. Any chance of a port for the Shanling M0? It looks somewhat similar the FiiO M5 at first glance.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Njones on October 03, 2019, 09:42:15 PM
Updated m3k to the latest stock firmware 1.4.3 and now Rockbox doesn't work.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: diegopau on October 05, 2019, 03:14:26 AM
Hi XVortex,

I would like to know if you plan to do more development for the M3k port? Thank you for your work on this.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: XVortex on October 11, 2019, 01:25:19 AM
Yes. Rockbox with 1.4.3 wil be released soon.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Njones on October 11, 2019, 10:17:52 PM
That's good news. Also, How do you add more theme choices such as "lebellium samsung like"?
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: XVortex on October 13, 2019, 12:50:21 AM
Here is all converted themes (in the Rockbox/Themes folder): https://mega.nz/#F!0wckiIIZ!o_-7wp3aT_ob-EoxsteNqw
To add the theme, copy it content in the .rockbox folder to SD card.
The go to bootloader -> tools and select "Update Rockbox" option.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: furakku on October 13, 2019, 08:43:54 AM
Just installed the 1.4.3 + rockbox version from your website. Weirdly, no matter which rockbox settings I change, scrolling seems to stop after a full page or so. Shouldn't it continue scrolling and even accelerate when the scroll/nav button is held? (fixed after a reboot) And is holding the power button until the screen flashes twice the proper way to power off the device from rockbox?

BTW, thanks for the port for this device! Never thought I'd be able to rockbox this player...  PEQ and scrobbling ftw. ;D
Title: Re: Fiio M3k Rockbox Port
Post by: Ratso on October 13, 2019, 10:05:40 AM
Thanks for your work on this port! Just installed the latest update, it runs great. Maybe its just me, but it seems like the battery lasts longer now. I still have the ff/RW issue, but everything else works. Even with that, it's still much better than stock.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: swap on October 18, 2019, 07:54:11 AM
Another cuestion  ;)

I would like to use podcast and I am using the information from the wiki.

https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/DataBase (https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/DataBase)

I'm trying to modify the /.rockbox/tagnavi_custom.config file but I can't access the file system.

Using the tools I have tried to access with ADB but it doesn't connect and returns to the tools window.

Someone could help me.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Duceboia on October 22, 2019, 07:48:41 AM
Really happy with my M3K rockboxed!
Loaded a 256GB SD half filled with FLAC & mp3 files... Flawless experience, only thing I prefer in OF is the quick display blackout with power button 
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Bilgus on October 22, 2019, 09:17:44 AM
Duceboia how is the button interface, does it work with gloves?

whats the battery life like?

I kinda like the look of the player better than the rocker

Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Duceboia on October 23, 2019, 11:24:08 AM
Bilgus: MK3 is another class paragon with rocker is day ,/ night.
They gave a silicon cover included, so the player don't slip in your hand,
I found very easy operate one handed, I don't use gloves but I think it's feasible.
Scrolling a long list with the semi touch bar is not a thing on the fly (you must look and concentrate a little,) Best 59 € I've spent in a long time.
The last firmware from Fiio is really smooth and usable, if only eq. Was a little better and playlists management (m3u)... Almost no need for rockbox.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Duceboia on October 23, 2019, 11:36:57 AM
Battery life is very good 20 hours with Fiio firmware, not much less with rockbox, but I've not runner benchmark only estimating.
Not much power for my Superlux 681 EVO... With Xduuo X3 the same cans really vibrate in club manner at less than 1/2 volume, M3k at 55/60 make me take out Grados or other headphones. Gold marriage with my Tin Audio T2, these iem are mid- highs oriented but with foam tips and little eq kick major a##es on M3k. The DAC function is limited but may be helpful.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Njones on October 29, 2019, 12:17:50 PM
How do you delete Rockbox from the M3K
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: fossphile on November 02, 2019, 09:54:42 AM
flash the original firmware from fiio. you can download a firmware from there updates/downloads section on fiio website. also instructions on how to reflash/update the firmware too.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: fossphile on November 02, 2019, 09:59:25 AM
i finding usb storage gadget support to be buggy. after rockbox is flashed it. booted up and then usb plugged into computer. the screen shows usb storage mode but it fails. it disconnects before it gets mounted.

Code: [Select]
[1898500.779521] usb 2-2: USB disconnect, device number 12
[1898540.333685] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 13 using ehci-pci
[1898540.470601] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2972, idProduct=0003
[1898540.470609] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[1898540.470612] usb 2-2: Product: FiiO M3K
[1898540.470615] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: FiiO M3K
[1898540.470618] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: FiiO M3K
[1898540.479312] usb-storage 2-2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[1898540.480927] scsi host30: usb-storage 2-2:1.0
[1898540.780518] usb 2-2: USB disconnect, device number 13

booting back into fiio firmware usb storage mode works. before i reflashed the newer rockbox firmware usb storage mode did not work any more in ether fiio or rockbox firmware. just didn't go into usb storage mode. i could operate and browse the filesystem. the device does not show in lsblk too btw.

i am very grateful for you porting rockbox to the m3k :D. thats why i bought it :). thanks muchly!
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Njones on November 02, 2019, 01:20:35 PM
Thanks, I'll try that
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: squidman on November 04, 2019, 07:48:10 PM
Hi,

I'm having issues with the WLKR16n theme. It is not showing the time played in song or the dB of the volume. It looks like it is reporting out the hexadecimals instead.

EDIT: This seems to be an issue with any custom themes.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: diegopau on November 06, 2019, 08:07:21 AM
I finally got my M3K! it took around 1.5 months after ordering it on Ali Express. Of course the first thing I did is to install Rockbox (M3K_v1.4.3_e99db03-191013). The experience is overall very good, a good upgrade, specially the screen, after using the Sandisk Clip Zip.

I run into some issues:
- When connecting it to my PC through USB nothing happens. On the Fiio OS did recognize the unit and allowed me to browse the SD card
- Turning off the device didn't always work for me many times it just turns off the screen then if you click again on power off button the screen goes on and you are in the same place so it clearly didn't restart
- I think this was commented a couple of times, there is no way to skip forward or backwards. This for music is not so relevant. I use Rockbox mostly for audiobooks so it would be really great to have this working!

And this is not really an issue but I miss having this feature that was available on the Clip Zip: going to Settings > General Settings > System > Advanced Key Key Lock I would be able to decide what keys or actions are disabled and this was extremely useful for example in long audiobooks because I would disable "Skip" and leave "Seek" enabled, which means that it would never jump to another track by mistake but it would allow me to do seek (skip forward/backwards).

In any case thanks XVortex for supporting this device, which is quite affordable, and Rockbox is already much better than the original OS.
Title: Re: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: elstoc on November 10, 2019, 12:05:04 PM
Loving the RockBox port, though there are still some issues. Is there likely to be another update soon? Still have issues with FF/RW and operating the volume control with the screen locked.

Edit: I just found a solution to the FF/RW issue. If you go into "Playback Settings > Fast Forward / Rewind > FF/RW Accel" and change it to 'Very fast', long pressing to fastforward/rewind works.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: diegopau on November 12, 2019, 02:48:34 PM
Hi again.

Here are some more comments that I hope are helpful to improve this great port:

New issues:
- I have a big file (a long audiobook) that plays perfectly on the Sansa Clip Zip with Rockbox, and also in the Fiio M3K when using Fiio firmware. It doesn't however play when using Rockbox in Fiio M3K, it doesn't do anything. Are there any logs that I can attach? where can I find them? The file properties can be seen here https://www.dropbox.com/s/rh5u0227297uf3q/SMPlayer%20-%20File%20properties%202019-11-12%2020.38.28.png?dl=0, I can share it with you @XVortex in private if that helps.
- There is a (kind of) important screen that I could see on the clip zip that I can't reach using the Fiio M3K. Its a screen that allows you to select the playback speed, i use it to slowdown a bit audiobooks. Here is how it looks https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnl5ddplhm6w0p7/IMG_20191112_203959.jpg?dl=0, in the clip zip I access it by long pressing the pause/play button, I can't find any button that takes me there in the Fiio M3K.

Suggestions
- While playing any audio file, in the "While Playing" screen, there are no actions assigned to the touchpad (scrolling up / down), I think it would be a great feature to control the volumen up/down there by swipping up/down the touchpad button. That way we don't need to use the hardware buttons to control volume as long as we are seeing that screen

Question:
- Is it possible to setup the M3K so it just starts directly to Rockbox without any countdown and just with a single click on the power button (instead of long press)? that's how the clip zip is setup by default: quick click to power button runs Rockbox, power button + volume down button runs Sansa firmware.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: dude215p on December 06, 2019, 11:01:17 AM
Hi,
Is it possible to have an option to make the volume buttons also support next/previous track?
Something like holding the button pressed or double pressing it for next/previous.
Title: Re: Fiio M3k
Post by: Bilgus on December 06, 2019, 01:14:24 PM
Sure it is possible kinda of an annoying way to do it though since you'd have to turn up and down volume one press at a time

Unfortunately I don't have any source to show you as it hasn't been added to the project (yet?) but you would edit the keymap