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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: terrence1019 on July 01, 2008, 04:54:13 PM

Title: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: terrence1019 on July 01, 2008, 04:54:13 PM
Are there any future interests in developing FM Radio WPS' for targets that do have FM Radio chips?
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: JdGordon on July 01, 2008, 08:44:29 PM
there is, but there is also 2 things holding it back..
1) the radio code is a mess and needs to be cleaned up first
2) some feel that there isnt much point because there isnt much info which can be displayed... I disagreee on this point
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: terrence1019 on July 02, 2008, 04:19:54 AM
some feel that there isnt much point because there isnt much info which can be displayed... I disagreee on this point

I disagree too... i.e., I agree with you
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: MajiKool Dragonâ„¢ on July 02, 2008, 08:56:35 AM
would it be possible to display the song/station information broadcast by the station like most newer car radios can do?
if so that would be nice to see on that screen.
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: PaulJam on July 02, 2008, 09:04:55 AM
would it be possible to display the song/station information broadcast by the station like most newer car radios can do?
if so that would be nice to see on that screen.
As far as i know it requires special hardware to receive those RDS messages, and i don't think any of the players rockbox runs on has that. So this would be impossible to implement.
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: MarcGuay on July 02, 2008, 09:08:33 AM
It would be nice to customize an image, similar to an album cover in the WPS, for each station.
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: JdGordon on July 02, 2008, 09:36:54 AM
I think one of the newer targets (D2 maybe?) has the RDS chip, but yeah, its impossible for targets which dont have it.

AA for radio stations :) could be done, and actually more nicely than the WPS.. done just as an extension of the current fmr file.

if anyone is really serious about this, the first step is to strip all the current drawing code out of the radio screen and dump it into a new function which just draws the screen. once thats done we can go nuts on the rest of it. (IIRC the wps parser in theory could be made to work with multiple tag sets and buffers.. but a bit of work is needed there also)
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: terrence1019 on July 02, 2008, 05:00:20 PM
I think that's an interesting idea.

I think a interesting FM WPS would be like:

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Station Name

Station Frequency

Stereo/Mono

Mode (Preset/Scan)

Preset # (if in Preset Mode)

Album Art (if any)

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All lines could be centered, with the Station Name and Frequency having larger fonts than the other lines
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: sansauzer on July 02, 2008, 05:43:18 PM
It would be nice to have presets in a menu that is scrollable, so I can jump right to the station I want.
 
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: terrence1019 on July 02, 2008, 06:59:09 PM
It would be nice to have presets in a menu that is scrollable, so I can jump right to the station I want.
 

Considering that you are a "sansa-user", just click the center button to bring up the preset list
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: Genre9mp3 on July 03, 2008, 09:57:04 AM
Album Art (if any)

_Album_ Art for radio stations? I guess you mean Station Logos or something like that?
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: terrence1019 on July 03, 2008, 04:14:36 PM
Album Art (if any)

_Album_ Art for radio stations? I guess you mean Station Logos or something like that?

Sorry, for my error.  I meant Station Logos  ;D
Title: Re: FM Radio GUI and WPS
Post by: TexasRockbox on July 06, 2008, 02:53:13 PM
If the radio did have RDS, then the artist and song name would probably be available.  If one did have album art, a look up could be performed to see iif there is a match for the song (or a close match) and use the album art associated with that song's folder.

Why Apple doesn't integrate their RDS-equipped remote tuner into the iPod is beyond me.