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Hi everyone,I wonder if there will be any interest in the RockBox community to help port RockBox into a Mp3/mp4 player what uses telechips. Especially if I can get manufacturer to help to work on it. Therefore, there you won't need to do any reverse engineering or whatsoever. I might also be able to get the source code for the current firmware as well.Reason to do this is because the current firmware the manufacturer uses is rather primitive (although it works alright). Prelimary test on the mp3 sound quality revealed that it is nearly as good as output from the computer's sound card.CheersEricWaiting to hear some good news ......
I wonder if there will be any interest in the RockBox community to help port RockBox into a Mp3/mp4 player what uses telechips. Especially if I can get manufacturer to help to work on it.
Assuming the manufacturer can devote one person who knows the player very well to work on porting RockBox into their player, how long do you expect that person to take? one week, two weeks?
Do you think it is possible to port RockBox over to this mp3/mp4 player if someone is given the source code of the exisiting firmware without having the hardware itself?
The manufacturer is highly interested to port Rockbox over, the point is how do we do this? As this player is not commonly available at the moment.
Well, do we have an estimated price how much it cost for this developmental work?
the page -- ... NewPort is not that clear to me.
instructions for so that the manufacturer can work on themselves?
Donated devices, along with the source code to the existing firmware, schematics of the hardware and datasheets for the used components would make a Rockbox port as easy as it ever can be.
Oh. I can't speak for anyone else but myself of course, but I would guesstimate a fair hourly fee is around 100USD and given that HW and docs is available (there don't seem to be any public data sheets for those telechips MCUs) a two week period full-time should probably be good to get a first version there.
Do they have to rewrite teh stuff from scratch? Or is the company ok releasing some of their existing code in GPL form? Because if they could reuse their existing bootloader, and write wrappers around the existing driver code, a port would probably not take very long. Though I don't think many companies would be willing to give away their source code (or even able if the code was licensed from a vendor).
Would rockbox allow the player to do these functions as well as some new functions?
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