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Support and General Use => Recording => Topic started by: cr_ on December 09, 2011, 12:57:17 AM

Title: help editing the config.cfg > rec directory: ????????? <SOLVED>
Post by: cr_ on December 09, 2011, 12:57:17 AM
Super easy question from a noob, what EXACTLY should the line look like to make my clip+ record to the card??

I have tried everything I could think of! Pretty sure it starts out
rec directory:


also what is the procedure to prepare a new 32GB for use in a clip+ ? I just pushed it in and rockbox sees it but oddly the additional space does not appear under INFO in the original firmware. Is that a problem?

(and yes I searched the forums and used google, but it's way past my bedtime and my eyes are getting RED)

thanks
c


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Title: Re: help editing the config.cfg > rec directory: ?????????
Post by: Chronon on December 09, 2011, 03:56:58 AM
You need to give the path where you want to save the recordings.  Recall that the microSD card gets mounted to /<microSD1>/.

Rockbox should be able to read the card if it's formatted as FAT32.  I don't know about the original firmware.  If you don't plan to use the original firmware then it probably isn't a problem.
Title: Re: help editing the config.cfg > rec directory: ?????????
Post by: cr_ on December 09, 2011, 01:14:26 PM
the card is formatted FAT32, and there is a folder called MUSIC on it.

so I added the line

rec directory: /<microSD1>/MUSIC

didn't work. And as in all the times before this line was gone after rebooting the player. I removed the check from the ARCHIVE box for the config file but same result.

So two questions, did I edit the file properly? And why does the new line always disappear after rebooting?
Title: Re: help editing the config.cfg > rec directory: ?????????
Post by: nick_p on December 09, 2011, 06:04:36 PM
I just added a record directory on a 3.10 sim (by long press select on a directory from the file browser), the entry add to the config file was;

rec path: /test

Maybe the manual needs updating?

Edit: Yes, "rec path";

http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi/trunk/apps/settings_list.c?view=annotate#l1232

Reported;

http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/12439
Title: Re: help editing the config.cfg > rec directory: ?????????
Post by: cr_ on December 09, 2011, 08:16:33 PM
@ Nick P THANK YOU so much for posting!! The manual is indeed inaccurate, to record to the card root the line should read:

rec path: /<microSD1>

not  rec directory.

solved!