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Title: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: rabanito on January 05, 2011, 07:40:14 AM
Hello Forum, hello Developers!

I know, this is a very unusual request, but i really ask for help.
I have the Archos Jukebox Recorder V1 which i have modified with a 120gb-Harddrive and a HW-hack to use USB-Power.
Also, i have rockbox flashed.

Everything works fine, except the device now always powers up in usb-mode, no way to turn it off.

I really really love my Archos. Specially with rockbox on it. Unfortunately, i have absolutely no clue about programming and compiling, and to learn it (specially for me) would take ages. There would be a possibility to use a simple diode in my HW-hack, but i want to power the player through USB and listen to music in the same time without having inserted any batteries.

So is there anybody who would do me a BIG favour and send me a already compiled "ajbrec.ajz"-file for my Archos jukebox Recorder V1 with a usb-patch applied?

I'm sure for a skilled developer this is no big deal, but to me it would mean a lot. A Button-combination to press play and forward in the same time to turn off usb-mode and go back to the WPS would be great, or just another solution, as easy as possible, as you figure.

To anybody willing to help me, i can provide a email adress to send me the file.

Thank you very much in anticipation.

Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: rabanito on January 19, 2011, 03:15:38 PM
No one? After 2 Weeks? Not even an answer?

Is this the way you treat people who are really big fans of your product but don't have the knowledge to program a patch themselves? You just ignore them?

I don't want to be rude, but if i would have the skills to easily compile a patch for somebody enjoying his mp3-player with rockbox even much more, i would definitely do it.

Still hope someone can do it, i would be very very thankful and appreciate it very much!

I'm not sure if it is allowed to use email-adresses in posts of this forum?

If yes, i'll post one. Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers, rabanito
Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: saratoga on January 19, 2011, 03:47:06 PM
No one? After 2 Weeks? Not even an answer?

You're probably going to have to wait a good while longer then that for someone who happens to know how to do this off the top of their head to wander by.  Its a really obscure request for a really obscure player.  There may not be anyone here who knows how at all. 
Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: rabanito on January 19, 2011, 04:23:12 PM
Obscure player? The first players rockbox was developed for were the archos jukeboxes! It's for sure not the newest piece of hardware, so the compiling should even be easier, or i'm i wrong? The daily build for the archos jukebox recorder is for download on this website, so to simply tweak it to be able to turn off usb-mode should not be too hard for someone familiar with compiling? Builds for other players (i.e. ipods) offer this feature so it has been done before... so much for obscure request... to the ones really familiar with developing and compiling, please correct me if i'm wrong, but think my request is really not too hard to realize.

cheers, rabanito

Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: saratoga on January 19, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
The daily build for the archos jukebox recorder is for download on this website, so to simply tweak it to be able to turn off usb-mode should not be too hard for someone familiar with compiling?

Becoming familiar with compiling takes about 5 minutes and reading a half page of instructions.  You could have become familiar with it in the time it took you to type these posts.  Probably thats not enough :)

You have to actually figure out what you've changed on your player, and then write code to implement whatever it is you need.  Unless someone else has done this same mod, you're probably on your own here. 
Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: Llorean on January 19, 2011, 04:53:23 PM
Compiling is easy. Understanding the code for a specific piece of hardware well enough to disable part of it without causing side effects, not always so easy.

You can learn to compile Rockbox in less than 5 minutes. If you think it's so easy, feel free to do it, but as somebody who doesn't own the player, I certainly would not feel comfortable providing you with a build that I personally can neither test nor be sure I've made the right changes to. Few people have this player any more, thus it's "obscure."

In these two weeks you could've easily learned the basics of compiling Rockbox, and if it's as easy as you think it is, also have made the change. If it's not as easy as you think it is, of course, then your rant against people who won't do something for your, for free, is completely pointless.

Just as a tip, you catch more flies with honey. Ranting at people who wouldn't do you a favor is somewhat silly. Do you often go to the mall, say "can anyone spare a buck?" to the whole foodcourt, then stand around for two weeks not even trying to acquire a dollar a more traditional way, then once nobody even says anything to you, start ranting at the people there? That is essentially what you're doing here.
Title: Re: "ajbrec.ajz"-file compiled with option to turn off usb-mode
Post by: rabanito on January 19, 2011, 05:43:35 PM
Ranting on people is surely not what i wanted to do. It seems to me i clearly underestimated my request. Knowing me, i'm sure it would take me much much more than 5 minutes to learn how to compile, i really have no clue about any programming. This is maybe why i thought it would  rather be easy to edit a existing build... Maybe the reason why it sounded "aggressive" or "ranting" is also a language problem, english is not my native language, so if it was rude to you, i'm sorry. I'm just in the middle of my final exams for my further education, that's why i didn't check the posts... and my first reaction after 2 weeks was, to be honest, disappointment.

Well, i think i'm just gonna mod-back my device and use batteries again...

Thanks anyway

rabanito