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dfkt 02-09-2011 08:05 PM

Rockbox builds for Android
 
Since daily builds can now be found here (unmodified) and here (with patches), I won't be posting new builds anymore.

r29791:
240x320: http://www.mediafire.com/?moi2qh615hzdvhh
240x400: http://www.mediafire.com/?0xn0mt8xjxj1jrk
320x480: http://www.mediafire.com/?me64mptco8368zd
480x800: http://www.mediafire.com/?fcfavlvcpp116yc

r29342:
240x400: http://www.mediafire.com/?8cxzvtjxp8ujp3y
320x480: http://www.mediafire.com/?0mst023foeglz32
480x800: http://www.mediafire.com/?9938v91tj7ga99i
480x854: http://www.mediafire.com/?f2uvzdp5eu3aavj

Those builds include the Meier v2 crossfeed patch by Bertrik.

The DarkSide 02-09-2011 09:02 PM

I should have been patient and stayed w/Android,...eh? Great work dfkt, as usual!!!

kasrhp 02-10-2011 12:53 PM

How close are they to official Android launch?

meetooman 02-10-2011 01:21 PM

Congratulations, that's my first discovery of Rockbox and it's very impressive on my Samsung Spica!
My only problems for now are that if I pause, I can not resume playing and that the sound balance settings have no effects on my device.

JxK 02-13-2011 03:13 PM

Thanks for the links dfkt, I'll try it out later this week and see how rockbox works for android.

Do you happen to know if the equalizer works just for the rockbox program itself, or if the settings are global? I ask because sometimes I listen to pandora radio, and having a global EQ that works with pandora would certainly be a plus.

dfkt 02-13-2011 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kasrhp (Post 536645)
How close are they to official Android launch?

As usual with Rockbox: it will be ready when it's ready. ;) Nobody can tell anything more specific than that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by meetooman (Post 536654)
My only problems for now are that if I pause, I can not resume playing and that the sound balance settings have no effects on my device.

The pause issue sounds weird, I don't have that on my Archos. The pan/balance issue is the same here - I guess it's just not implemented yet (just like Last.fm scrobbling and a few other things). On any other player than the Archos this would be a major concern for me, since I absolutely need pan/balance. Good thing the Archos has it built into the system, working globally - and rather annoying that obviously no other Android device has pan/balance yet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JxK (Post 537338)
Do you happen to know if the equalizer works just for the rockbox program itself, or if the settings are global?

Unfortunately, it only works inside the Rockbox app.

saratoga 02-13-2011 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kasrhp (Post 536645)
How close are they to official Android launch?

Its really up to kugel when he thinks its stable enough for everyday use. But I'm guessing in time for rockbox 3.9 in 4 months.

dfkt 02-19-2011 12:46 PM

Added new revisions to the first post. These work with embedded ID3v2 album art and have (timeless) Last.fm scrobbling. Not sure if included WPS themes work in the 480x854 build, since that's a rather non-standard resolution (Archos 43 uses it). If not, use the 480x800 build.

dfkt 04-27-2011 01:48 PM

Added new builds to the first post.

OlliL 04-27-2011 02:52 PM

Thanks!

Works much better, so far.

Sylak 04-27-2011 07:03 PM

it's a music player 'app' for android?

dfkt 04-27-2011 07:06 PM

Yes.

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/WhyRockbox

kasrhp 04-28-2011 12:43 PM

dfkt,
Do you know if they're planning to a tablet optimized version?

dfkt 04-28-2011 01:31 PM

I don't know, but I guess with large enough fonts and a fitting WPS it should already work nicely on tablets. The current limitation of hard-coded width/height should probably be replaced by a dynamic scaling version sometimes in the future, AFAIK - ie. one build should fit all screens.

Angus_NB 04-29-2011 03:54 PM

I am very happy to see this.
Been using Rockbox on a Sansa e200 for years and am ordering a Samsung Galaxy S next Monday.

qorx 05-15-2011 07:36 PM

dfkt,
many thanks for these! I was using an older build r284xx in my Wildfire and was frustated because it was unusable. With the latest build you've posted, it's working great! :)

dfkt 08-17-2011 07:44 AM

Since daily builds can now be found here, I won't be posting new builds anymore.

waraiotoko 04-17-2014 07:29 AM

Is there a patch for android channel swap configuration?

My stereo phone is reverse. Looks like it's a manufacture defect.

Carson Dyle 02-16-2015 04:11 PM

Does anyone have recent experience with Rockbox on Android? I had a quick look at the Rockbox site and can't tell whether or not the Android port is just another abandoned project over there.

skip252 02-17-2015 05:54 PM

Just gave RaaA a another run thru. The best I can say is that it isn't as buggy as it once was. I didn't run into the crash to a blank screen while the music is still playing problem I had in the past but some of the other problems are still there.

Most significantly is that playback sometimes begins at full volume. It doesn't happen often but when it does it can be outright painful. Setting a volume limit doesn't stop it from happening. Also the balance control isn't working for me on the three devices I tried.

There's still no size agnostic theme. The info on most screens can be made readable if you install a custom font but the graphic screen for the equalizer is essentially unusable. Not that big a deal as you can make the adjustments from the the other context menu screens. It's more an indication to me that there's still serious work to be done before I could recommend it as a daily driver.

At this point I'd look into spending a few bucks to get a decent music app from google play. The better ones have a free trial period that lets you test drive them to see if you want to buy.

TBH unless you have a specific need Google Play Music isn't bad at all. If you're used to the feature Rockbox brings it's barebones but it's also rock solid and plays any of the codecs the player natively supports.


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