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by musicalfruit
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 604 WiFi
Topic: A possible Recovery fix
Replies: 15
Views: 21792

Re: A possible Recovery fix

Thanks for the tip. I had dropped my 604 and got the dreaded Recovery Code 2 error. Googled and found this thread.

Tried it and after a bit of trouble (had to reset the unit to get it to power on again), everything is back up and running.

Thanks!
by musicalfruit
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Max file resolution for 605?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Ah, that's too bad. I guess they're using the same chipset in the 605 as in the 604 so the same limitations?

Kinda weird to have a 800x480 screen but only be able to play 720x576 (or 720x480) content.
by musicalfruit
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Max file resolution for 605?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Max file resolution for 605?

Sorry if this has been covered before but I didn't see it answered in the FAQ nor could I find it in a search. Anyway, is the maximum file resolution still limited to 720x576 as with the 604? Just curious as HR AVIs (960x544) are pretty common so it would be nice to be able to play them without tran...
by musicalfruit
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Mini 605 review
Replies: 128
Views: 40309

Hi nkarnold, Thanks for all the info on the 605 so far. I've read through the thread but didn't notice a couple of things that I was interested in. 1. Does the 605 support subtitles (mainly I'm interested in SRT & IDX/SUB)? 2. Does the 605 support MKV (especially higher resolution ones like X264-720...
by musicalfruit
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: 605 Firmware Wish List - POLL: VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE
Replies: 431
Views: 144335

Like I mentioned in the other thread, the two big issues are: 1. MKV (720p/x264) support. Lots of material are floating around in this format. 2. Subtitle/closed captioning support (sub, srt, etc.). Very handy to have for foreign movies and when you want to watch something without sound. Other items...
by musicalfruit
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: ARCHOS 5 SERIES (605 WIFI) OFFICIAL RELEASE!
Replies: 136
Views: 26638

Charbax wrote:720p video playback and Subtitles are said officially to be supported.
Ok, if they added 720p/MKV and subtitle support then it's very tempting for me to upgrade. Especially since they made the unit smaller. The 604 is a touch too big for my tastes.

When is this shipping again?

Thanks.
by musicalfruit
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: ARCHOS 5 SERIES (605 WIFI) OFFICIAL RELEASE!
Replies: 136
Views: 26638

http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_605wifi/tech_specs.html?country=global&lang=en bit cryptic but: MPEG-4(4) ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution) WMV ([email protected], up to DVD resolution) (4) (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group ; AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) withou...
by musicalfruit
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: ARCHOS 5 SERIES (605 WIFI) OFFICIAL RELEASE!
Replies: 136
Views: 26638

Is there a FAQ on the Gen 5 units yet?

Am curious about any possible new format & resolution support (MKV, 1/4-Pixel/GMC, 720p, etc.) along with subtitle support (SRT, SUB, etc.),
by musicalfruit
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Selling Archos 604 with stuck pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

cbouchar wrote: When Archos mass-produced the item and shipped it, they didn't know that the product would develop a bad pixel.
Archos's bad pixel policy is that if there are less than 4 bad pixels, they won't replace your unit.

So they definitely knowingly sold units with bad pixels.
by musicalfruit
Thu May 24, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Please Help Me With Plug-Ins!!
Replies: 5
Views: 996

If they are protected videos, the Archos will not play them. Apple wants you to buy iPods to play their content. I never buy anything with uncracked DRM for this reason.
by musicalfruit
Thu May 24, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Apple iPod video cable
Replies: 16
Views: 5855

Ok, thanks.

Amazon and newmp3technology.com both have them for $15 + shipping so it's a bit cheaper but still seems kinda pricey for a cable. I used to buy bulk data cables for a storage firm so I have an idea of how much cables cost wholesale. :)
by musicalfruit
Thu May 24, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Apple iPod video cable
Replies: 16
Views: 5855

Other than eBay, is there a good source for these AV cables? Archos is selling them for $30, which seems insane for a cable.

Thanks.
by musicalfruit
Sat May 19, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: ARCHOS 4TH GEN SUPPORTED FORMATS
Replies: 16
Views: 22243

Nice reference guide. A couple of things to add...

No quarter-pixel and GMC support for AVI.

No support for QuickTime .MOV with Sorenson 3 codec. In fact, my 604 just reboots (!) whenever it encounters one.
by musicalfruit
Thu May 10, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: ARCHOS - Probably the most frustrating device in the world?
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

Why not just rip to VOB and play those using the Cinema plugin? So no hassles with conversion, compression, audiosync, etc. For those things that I want to compress, I tried CloneDVD Mobile but found the quality to be not so great so I ended switching to Handbrake/AutoGK. A bit more complex but much...
by musicalfruit
Mon May 07, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Re-Encoding/Convertion Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 59250

Handbrake for Windows

I've been using Handbrake for Windows a bit and it seems to produce pretty good results for H264 files. The lack of a proper autocrop is annoying but you can always set the crop manually.
by musicalfruit
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: External Battery Charger or Docking Adapter Kit?
Replies: 2
Views: 652

After thinking about it some more, I think that I will go with the Docking Adapter solution since the ability to plug into AC is nice. I will just have to live with using the 604 as the charger though. Too bad the newmp3technology.com charger is $90 (with 2 batteries) and is still only USB. The Dock...
by musicalfruit
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: External Battery Charger or Docking Adapter Kit?
Replies: 2
Views: 652

External Battery Charger or Docking Adapter Kit?

Just got my 604 and have already run down the battery twice. Charging via USB is a drag so I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep juiced up. Should I purchase an external battery charger and extra batteries? Does anyone else besides newmp3technology.com make an external battery charger? Or sh...
by musicalfruit
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Archos 504/604 battery $18 shipped in USA
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Is this a OEM battery or a 3rd party replacement?

Thanks.

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