Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th Nov 2007 08:08 UTC
Multimedia, AV Geeks.com sent us in one of their consumer electronics, the Linux-based Archos 604 PMP for a whirl, and we surely gave it one. This 30 GB PMP is the fourth generation video product from Archos, one of the biggest names in that market.
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RE: Bloody hell
by Eugenia on Mon 19th Nov 2007 10:23 UTC in reply to "Bloody hell"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

The Archos UI and libs are proprietary, so they don't save that much. Most such media devices don't even run full OSes, but even if you had to license a full embedded OS, that would be a few cents up to 2-3 dollars per unit.

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No ogg?
by Toonie on Mon 19th Nov 2007 11:13 in reply to "RE: Bloody hell"
Toonie Member since:
2007-11-19

I would have thought that as this device is Linux based, then it would have been easy to add ogg vorbis support for audio, and whilst they're at it, how about ogg theora video ?

Regards, Toonie.

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RE: No ogg?
by whittmadden on Mon 19th Nov 2007 20:37 in reply to "No ogg?"
whittmadden Member since:
2007-10-08

Will we ever see the day that ogg gets the equal treatment that the other formats get?

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