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Howdy folks,

I asked tech support at frontier labs, the ones who make the NEXBlack player, and asked some questions about it. They had never heard of Rockbox supposedly. Maybe some here can help me point them in the correct direction. Anyway, they asked for me to help them with links or whatever to help them give it a shot. I have never installed or used Rockbox anywhere, but found myself interested in the design of this particular unit with the exception of its firmware which seems to lack gapless playback and .ogg . Someone please go ahead and email these people the correct information that they need.

Here is my conversation..

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Dear Sir,

Can you send us some information about the Rockbox so we can see if it will
run on the NEXBlack?

Thank you.

Customer Support
Frontier Labs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "scott cox"
To: "Frontier Labs."
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 5:39 AM
Subject: Re: Request - Info

> Is it possible to run ROCKBOX on the unit??
> ROCKBOX has all these features enabled.
> Will the .ogg tags and gaps be fixed at some point?
> Would love to try this unit.
> On Saturday 17 March 2007 08:38, you wrote:
>> Hello,
>> NEXBlack does support Ogg, but the files will not be gapless.
>> Thank you.
>> Customer Support
>> Frontier Labs.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "contact-formular - Customer"
>> To:
>> Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 11:46 AM
>> Subject: Request - Info
>> > from:
>> > Scott  -
>> >
>> > reason for contact: Info
>> >
>> > message:
>> > I have read a review that states that the NEXBLACK player supports
>> > gapless playback of both .ogg and .mp3 filetypes. That however is the
>> > only review that I can find relating this particular player and would
>> > appreciate if you could clarify this to me as I use the .ogg type and
>> > perfect gapless playback is required by me. Also, will the issue with
>> > .ogg tags be fixed in time?Thank You
> --
> -------
> Scott


So tell them to go to and download the source, the manual, read the wiki and whatever they feel like to get a feel for Rockbox.

It won't run on NEXBlack until they make the necessary modifications to Rockbox. Or perhaps they could tell us about the HW they use and hand us data sheets and then maybe some volunteering NEXBlack owners could add the support.


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