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Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Just ordered 504
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Read the threads in this forum about firmware upgrades/harddrive upgrades etc. Depends on what yours comes with. Fully charge the battery before using. The plugins are nice but not really necessary to enjoy the unit. Find some ripping software and get started learning the ins and outs of it. Enjoy!
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Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Success Upgrading Archos 504 40gb to 160gb from Woot
Replies: 162
Views: 104700

Great suggestion. Wish I had imaged my 504 /40 before upgrading. Was in a rush to get the free plug-ins installed. Haste makes waste.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Well who needs to defrag......
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

I too have quit using any defrag tools in favor of just deleting all the movie/music files and reloading them. The OS, battery and charger for these things (at least my 504) are not designed for coping with the stress of a PC-type defrag. The heat is amazing and moving the big (2GB) movie files take...
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: TV Output (Black & White) and Headphone Socket Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

PAL video fed to a NTSC TV will (on many sets) display a flickering black and white picture. As suggested above, check all your settings.
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: DVR Station Question / Interference
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

These are probably hum bars, caused by less than pure DC coming out of the wall plug power supply. Hum bars (usually two on the screen at a time) rotate slowly from the bottom towards the top of the screen. If this is the problem, try fully charging the battery before playing a movie--the lower curr...
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: 504 Screen Brightness
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Hi Birdman--same offer as for Wales. 103F is 39.4C. We had 4 days last week above 37.7C. I'm in the Atlanta area and roasting again today.
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: 504 - 2 issues recording from VHS
Replies: 3
Views: 666

The video timing for VHS tapes on most players wanders around a good bit; it's controlled by a servo loop with the tape heads and transpost mechanism. The Archos may have trouble encoding as this time base varies. If you can find one, try running the video through one of the old "sync correctors" th...
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: 504 Screen Brightness
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Thanks to all for the replies--a very friendly forum. I've seen enough to be convinced mine is normal, and I'm very pleased with it otherwise. I have about 20 movies on it all ripped at high bitrates from DVD, enough for a fair representation of video, and they all, even the 'toons, look a little gr...
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: 504 Screen Brightness
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

504 Screen Brightness

I've had my woot!-purchased 504 for a month or so now and am wondering about the screen brightness. Videos look great indoors but are impossible to view outdoors, even in the shade. The menu screens are much brighter. Screen brightness turned up all the way. Are they all like this or is something wr...
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: How to play full DVD in .vob?
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

The Platinum version of DVDFab (not free) has a "VOB passthrough" option that creates a single VOB file. There is no compression applied. DVD Decrypter and DVDShrink will also do this but cannot decrypt some newer movies.
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Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Re-Encoding/Convertion Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 59289

Is there any way to get rid of the black bars when you encode "Lord of the Rings" for instance? I use 480x272 and 16:9 for encoding. What am I doing wrong?......... . . . . . P.S. Does it make a difference using 128kbps instead of 64kbps for sound? And 48KHz instead of 44.1KHz for sound? I am using...
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Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: .AVI files..some work and some don't???
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

I use DVDFab. I encode with Xvid and MP3. It took a few tries to get it where I like it but they all work fine now. I just got new version of the software and now they have a 604 profile but I have not tried it yet. You just have to keep the resolution right (16x9 - 720x400, 4x3 - 640x480) I am usi...
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Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: 504 "copy protects" video from my 20/20 cam, pleas
Replies: 12
Views: 2675

Does this only happen with the helmetcam or when recording from other external sources as well?
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Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Volume v iPod (again)
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

I just got my 504 yesterday and like others in this thread found the audio disappointing. I use DVDFab Platinum for conversions, which has a "Volume" slider on the configure page. Setting it at around 250% and the MP3 bitrate to 64k makes it more listenable (on the internal "speaker").

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