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Forum: Cowon iAudio 9/9+ 07-21-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,379
Posted By saratoga
Yeah you shouldn't ever read those press...

Yeah you shouldn't ever read those press releases. They're just written by the marketing team for each journal or organization with the goal of hyping their organization. Often the people writing...
Forum: Cowon iAudio 9/9+ 07-10-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,379
Posted By saratoga
I think you're a few years too late. SACD is...

I think you're a few years too late. SACD is largely a failed format.
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 06-20-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,541
Posted By saratoga
A release is just a development build that we...

A release is just a development build that we advertise.

Except for very old devices that aren't being worked on the development build is usually less buggy since it's newer and updated.
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 06-17-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,541
Posted By saratoga
Whenever we get around to updating all the...

Whenever we get around to updating all the websites and download links for a new release.
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 06-16-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,541
Posted By saratoga
3.13 is ancient and doesn't have a lot of the...

3.13 is ancient and doesn't have a lot of the power management work included.

Plus I don't think your battery is dying. Mine got about 8 hours in the Sandisk firmware and about 10 in 3.13. ...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 06-15-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,541
Posted By saratoga
If you're still on 3.13 you should really update....

If you're still on 3.13 you should really update. It will probably double your battery life.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 05-11-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By saratoga
Do these people actually know anything? Pretty...

Do these people actually know anything? Pretty easy to say something is great when you've already paid for it and don't know any better.



Noise floor and distortion on the more expensive...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 05-11-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By saratoga
https://www.koss.com/headphones/on-ear-headphones/...

https://www.koss.com/headphones/on-ear-headphones/porta-pro

108 dB/V vs. 113 db/V for what you have now. So it'd be 5 dB quieter, at least per the specs. that'd take you from -20dB in rockbox to...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 05-10-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By saratoga
You could probably estimate it from your current...

You could probably estimate it from your current headphones.



If the specs are accurate, and that player is as good as the clip, then there wouldn't be any improvement in quality, although it...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 05-09-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By saratoga
FWIW, the specs say 93 dB/mW, which isn't that...

FWIW, the specs say 93 dB/mW, which isn't that hard to drive at 32 ohms. Running the numbers, a clip+ will drive them to about 108 dB. How loud do you plan on listening?

Throwing a full 100 mW...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 04-24-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,242
Posted By saratoga
Cool, uploaded the test results here: ...

Cool, uploaded the test results here: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CodecPerformanceComparison
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 04-16-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By saratoga
If you have benchmark results, put them on the...

If you have benchmark results, put them on the wiki here: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SansaRuntime

I put my latest up: 19h 55min vs. 7h 45min for the OF.

That is 2.5 times longer than...
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 04-12-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By saratoga
https://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200/pics/board2.jpg...

https://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200/pics/board2.jpg

Looks like theres a watch battery in there below the screen. Probably they did that since the main battery in the e200 was removable, so the...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 03-27-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 86,065
Posted By saratoga
Third wire is usually a thermistor. On the e200,...

Third wire is usually a thermistor. On the e200, the player wouldn't boot without it. Not sure on newer devices.
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 03-21-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By saratoga
Get a faster player or don't use things that...

Get a faster player or don't use things that require a lot of CPU.
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 03-17-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By saratoga
The CPU isn't very fast, so if you load it with a...

The CPU isn't very fast, so if you load it with a lot of DSP or slower audio formats the GUI will lag pretty bad.
Forum: Sansa e200 Rockbox 03-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By saratoga
I doubt it, but you could try and write one if...

I doubt it, but you could try and write one if you had some clever idea about how to do it.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-10-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,626
Posted By saratoga
I had another post years ago explaining why this...

I had another post years ago explaining why this is, but the short answer is that you can't make a quality mp3 player without selling a LOT of units since the cost per unit goes up really fast as the...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-09-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,626
Posted By saratoga
In rockbox? No you don't need to restart to...

In rockbox? No you don't need to restart to update (although you do the first time you turn on the database), it just updates the database incrementally as new tracks are parsed. I think you should...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-31-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By saratoga
I think I fixed it.

I think I fixed it.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-30-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By saratoga
The only real reason to go with an external amp...

The only real reason to go with an external amp is higher output voltage. If you don't need that then you don't want an amp.

As for making them smaller, that is missing the point. Amps are...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 01-27-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By saratoga
Frequency scaling has been enabled for a few...

Frequency scaling has been enabled for a few years already on the Fuze+.

Edit: I'm sure it's possible to save more power on almost any target, but I don't know enough about the Fuze+ to suggest...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 01-26-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By saratoga
I committed the frequency scaling code. Next...

I committed the frequency scaling code. Next will be dynamic voltage scaling if no one finds any bugs.
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 01-21-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By saratoga
Frequency scaling test builds for AMSv2 devices

I've compiled test builds with frequency scaling enabled for AMSv2 devices (clipv2, Zip, clip+, and Fuzev2).
http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,48549.msg236277.html#msg236277

Frequency...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 11-28-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By saratoga
I like pandora a lot more then Google play for...

I like pandora a lot more then Google play for streaming music. At low bitrate setting its 48-64 kbps aac-he which is also about as low bandwidth as you want to go.

Keep in mind though that if you...
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