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Support and General Use => Plugins/Viewers => Topic started by: abcd1234 on August 04, 2008, 12:10:02 PM

Title: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: abcd1234 on August 04, 2008, 12:10:02 PM
how can i open bmp files through rockbox?
is seems that this files are unsupported format(isnt it?)
when i try to open those kind of files, i have to choose how to open it(plugin), and i cant find a suitable plugin.
http://download.rockbox.org/manual/rockbox-sansae200/rockbox-buildap1.html#x15-273000A. is that all?

and another quesion, with your permission:
is there some way to open flv files through rockbox? i know that the format isnt supported, but maybe there is a chance, nevertheless...
nevertheless???
thx
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: Llorean on August 04, 2008, 12:14:47 PM
Please remember the Installation forum is for questions about how to install or remove the Rockbox software.
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: bluebrother on August 04, 2008, 12:19:52 PM
how can i open bmp files through rockbox?
There is no viewer for bmp files. You can set bmp files as backdrops though.

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is seems that this files are unsupported format(isnt it?)
No, there is just no viewer.
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is there some way to open flv files through rockbox? i know that the format isnt supported, but maybe there is a chance, nevertheless...
if it's unsupported, how should that work?
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: Llorean on August 04, 2008, 12:21:55 PM
Just to modify the previous answer slightly: There's no viewer for BMP files, but there is an editor (which lets you see them because you can't modify them very easily blindly). That editor is Rockpaint.
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: bluebrother on August 04, 2008, 01:07:12 PM
... and just to modify that answer slightly ;) : Rockpaint is available on all color targets, therefore also on the e200 (but not e.g. on the Ipod Mini).
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: abcd1234 on August 04, 2008, 03:25:49 PM
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is there some way to open flv files through rockbox? i know that the format isnt supported, but maybe there is a chance, nevertheless...
if it's unsupported, how should that work?

and what about the future, it will be supported?
by the way, i saw that the codec files comes with the suffix:"/.codec"
so is it possible to add a codec from an external soruce? how?
(sorry about the questions i'm a kind of "newbie" in  this field of open source firmwares
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: Llorean on August 04, 2008, 03:29:38 PM
Just convert .flv files, there's many tools to do so.

And file extensions (like .codec) generally are used for organizational purposes and don't actually guarantee anything about the contents of a file. While it would be possible to add a codec from an external source, it would have to be made exactly for the same version number of Rockbox, and the same player.
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: abcd1234 on August 04, 2008, 04:33:35 PM
how can i verify that?
and what do you mean: "the same player"?
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: Llorean on August 04, 2008, 04:56:25 PM
As in, for you the codec must explicitly be compiled for an Sansa e200 series running whatever Rockbox revision you're running.

Believe me, it's exceedingly unlikely you'll ever come across a codec that will work on your player, and even if it does, it'll probably stop working after an update or two.
Title: Re: sansa e200(e250) and bmp files
Post by: abcd1234 on August 04, 2008, 06:19:17 PM
nasty business