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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: ed612313 on February 26, 2018, 04:30:43 AM

Title: Auto on and auto off play function?
Post by: ed612313 on February 26, 2018, 04:30:43 AM
Hi guys. Ive been told Rockbox has a timer for music on/music off. I know all players have a music off function but does Rockbox have a music on function (ie a timer)?
Ive downloaded and installed it to my Sansa Dick Clip Zip but cannot find the music on setting?
I want something i can set up and leave plugged in and on and set it to play music between certain hrs and then stop... Its for my mother who is in aged care and has dementia. One of the only things that raises any sort of sense in her is her favourute songs but i dont want the music process left to staff, and i dont want the music to be on the whole time.
A bonus would be radio to do the same things also ie play radio between 10am and 12 and then music 3pm till 6pm etc.
Any info or ideas greatly appreciated.
Thanks. Ed
Title: Re: Auto on and auto off play function?
Post by: cereal_killer on February 26, 2018, 10:29:19 AM
There is a wake-up feature. You find it under genereal settings -> Time and Date.

https://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipzip/rockbox-buildch11.html#x13-17200011

But I don't think you can configure it to different modes at different times.
Title: Re: Auto on and auto off play function?
Post by: Bilgus on February 26, 2018, 01:21:52 PM
If you have no specific need of the music thats playing how about an alarmclock radio with manual switches hooked to a lamp timer?
or even just a manual radio

https://www.amazon.com/Compact-compact-provides-static-free-listening/dp/B00TLF22JM/ref=sr_1_29/135-1145761-7040114?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1519669453&sr=1-29&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_three_browse-bin%3A6029839011
Title: Re: Auto on and auto off play function?
Post by: ed612313 on February 27, 2018, 05:53:02 AM
Hi guys,
Thanks for getting back to me.
I think ive sorted it now. Will look at in more detail tomorrow.
It looks like the "start up" option can only be set for 1 time per day. Is this correct? ie turn on at 1pm and then set the auto sleep timer from start up for 300 minutes.