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Subject: Re: Ogg Vorbis
From: Florian Mösch (fmoesch_at_web.de)
Date: 2002-07-29


>>Is there a way to buy "developer kit" from Micronas ? at which price ?
>>If it costs not too much we could buy it together ? I think
>>that the growing number RockBox users could
>>all participate to buy it , if is available ??
> There is another problem. If we buy the developer kit, we would probably
> also be forced to sign an NDA. That means that we won't be able to release
> the source code to our newly developed codec. That sucks!

Micronas sent me an e-mail:

   Sehr geehrter Herr Mösch,

   der in den MAS3507 bzw. 3587F verwendete DSP Kern lässt sich von
   Kundenseite aus nicht programmieren, wir können Ihnen auch leider
   keine Entwicklungstools bereitstellen.

   Den angegebenen Link fanden wir sehr interessant, da scheint es ja
   richtig eine Entwicklergemeinde zu geben. Würde uns freuen, wenn Sie
   uns auf dem laufenden halten.

   Mit freundlichen Grüßen
   Peter Möller

in english:

   Dear Mr. Moesch,

   the DSP kernel used in MAS3507 and 3587 cannot be programmed by
   customers, we are sorry that we can't provide any development tools to
   you.

   We found the denoted link [to "http://bjorn.haxx.se/rockbox/"] very
   interesting, it looks like there is a real fan community. We would be
   happy if you kept us up-to-date.

   Regards,
   Peter Moeller

They are enthusiastic about the RocBox project but cannot help us... So
we can stop thinking about OggVorbis on Archos Jukeboxes :-(

   Florian.

(PS: I still think that there must be a possibility to program the DSP -
  the documentation even denotes some files for other codecs that can be
  purchased from Micronas - but they don't tell the customers how to...)



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