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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294  % $Id$ % \chapter{\label{ref:rockbox_interface}Quick Start} \section{Basic overview} \subsection{The \daps{} controls} \begin{center} \opt{player}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/player-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/player-front.png}} } \opt{recorder}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/recorder-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/recorder-front.png}} } \opt{recorderv2fm}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/recorderv2fm-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/recorderv2fm-front.png}} } \opt{ondiosp}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ondiosp-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ondiosp-front.png}} } \opt{ondiofm}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ondiofm-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ondiofm-front.png}} } \opt{h1xx}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/h1xx-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/h1xx-front.png}} } \opt{h300}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/h300-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/h300-front.png}} } \opt{ipodmini}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipodmini-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipodmini-front.png}} } \opt{ipodnano}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipodnano-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipodnano-front.png}} } \opt{ipodvideo}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipodvideo-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipodvideo-front.png}} } \opt{ipodcolor}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipodcolor-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipodcolor-front.png}} } \opt{ipod4g}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipod4g-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipod4g-front.png}} } \opt{ipod3g}{ \ifpdfoutput{ \includegraphics[height=8cm]{rockbox_interface/images/ipod3g-front.pdf} } {\includegraphics{rockbox_interface/images/ipod3g-front.png}} } \end{center} Throughout this manual, the buttons on the \dap\ are labelled according to the picture above. \blind{ % \opt{h1xx}{ If you lay the \dap{} on the table with the joystick pointing towards you, and the curved sides at the top, you will find the following if you start from the top-right corner and follow the side of the \dap{} in a clockwise direction: \ButtonOn, \ButtonOff, \ButtonMode, USB port, a small hole for resetting the \dap, charger plug, \ButtonRec, headphone minijack plug, remote port, optical/line in, optical/line out. The joystick in the middle of the \dap\ is used to navigate menus by pressing it up, down, left and right. Pressing the joystick down is labelled \ButtonSelect{} throughout this manual. } % \opt{h300}{ Hold the lay the \dap{} so that the side with the button pad and LCD is facing towards you. The buttons on the button pad are as follows: top left corner: \ButtonOn{}, bottom left corner: \ButtonOff{}, top right corner: \ButtonRec, bottom right corner: \ButtonMode{}. In the center of the button pad is a button labelled \ButtonSelect{}. Surrounding the \ButtonSelect{} button are four directional buttons used to navigate up, down, left and right. On the top panel of the \dap{}, from left to right, you can find the following: headphone minijack plug, remote port, Line-in, Line-out. On the bottom panel of the \dap{}, from left to right, you can find the following: power jack and two USB ports. The USB port on the right is used to connect your \dap{} to your computer. The USB port on the left is not used in Rockbox. } % \opt{ipod4g, ipod3g,ipodcolor,ipodvideo,ipodmini} { The main controls on the \dap{} are a slightly indented scroll wheel with a flat round button in the center. Hold the \dap{} with these controls facing you. The top of the player will have the following, from left to right: \opt{ipod4g, ipod3g ,ipodcolor}{remote connector, headphone jack, hold switch.} \opt{ipodvideo}{hold switch, headphone jack.} \opt{ipodmini}{hold switch, remote connector, headphone jack.} The dock connector that is used to connect your \dap{} to your computer is on the bottom panel of the \dap{}. The button in the middle of the wheel is called \ButtonSelect{}. You can operate the wheel by pressing the top, bottom, left or right sections, or by sliding your finger around it. The top is \ButtonMenu{}, the bottom is \ButtonPlay{}, the left is \ButtonLeft{}, and the right is \ButtonRight{}. When the manual says to \ButtonScrollFwd{}, it means to slide your finger clockwise around the wheel. \ButtonScrollBack{} means to slide your finger counterclockwise. Note that the wheel is sensitive, so you will need to move slowly at first and get a feel for how it works. Note that when the hold switch is pushed toward the center of the \dap{}, hold'' is on, and none of the other controls do anything. Be sure hold'' is off before trying to use your player. } % \opt{ipodnano}{ The main controls on the \dap{} are a slightly indented wheel with a flat round button in the center. Hold the \dap{} with these controls on the top surface. There is a Hold switch at one end, and headphone and USB jacks at the other; be sure the end with the switch is facing away from you. The button in the middle of the wheel is called \ButtonSelect{}. You can operate the wheel by pressing the top, bottom, left or right sections, or by sliding your finger around it. The top is \ButtonMenu{}, the bottom is \ButtonPlay, the left is \ButtonLeft, and the right is \ButtonRight{}. When the manual says to \ButtonScrollFwd{}, it means to slide your finger clockwise around the wheel. \ButtonScrollBack{} means to slide your finger counterclockwise. Note that the wheel is sensitive, so you will need to move slowly at first and get a feel for how it works. Note that when the Hold switch is pushed toward the center of the \dap{}, Hold is on, and none of the other controls do anything; be sure Hold is off before trying to use your player. } % \nopt{h1xx,h300,ipodnano,ipodvideo,ipodmini,ipod4g,ipod3g,ipodcolor} { \fixme{Write a section describing the \dap{} for blind users.} } } \subsection{Turning the \dap{} on and off} To turn on your Rockbox enabled \dap{} use the following keys: \begin{table} \begin{btnmap}{}{} \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD}{\ButtonOn} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD}{\ButtonMenu\ or \ButtonSelect} \opt{ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonOff}\opt{RECORDER_PAD,PLAYER_PAD} {Hold \ButtonOn\ for 2{}-3s} \opt{IAUDIO_X5_PAD}{\ButtonPower} & Start Rockbox\\ \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD}{Hold \ButtonOff} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD}{Hold \ButtonPlay} \opt{ONDIO_PAD,recorderv2fm}{Hold \ButtonOff} \opt{recorder}{Double tap \ButtonOff\ when playback is stopped} \opt{PLAYER_PAD}{From the Main Menu, select \textbf{Shutdown}} \opt{IAUDIO_X5_PAD}{Hold \ButtonPower} & Shutdown Rockbox\\ \end{btnmap} \end{table} \label{ref:Safeshutdown}On shutdown, Rockbox automatically saves its settings. \opt{PLAYER_PAD,RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD}{% In the unlikely event of a software failure, a hardware power off can be performed by holding down \opt{PLAYER_PAD}{\ButtonStop}% \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonOff} until the \nopt{ondiosp,ondiofm}{\dap{} power light}% \opt{ondiosp,ondiofm}{\daps{} display} goes off.% } \subsection{The first contact} After you have first started the \dap{} you'll be presented by the File Browser. With the default settings only supported files are shown. Rockbox' default view is the file browser, similar to Windows' Explorer. If you don't have audio files on your \dap{}, or created folders you will only see a blank screen with the statusbar at the top. If this is your case, now is a good time to connect your \dap{} to a computer and transfer some audio files to it. When you have files on your \dap{} you'll see the supported ones now. Of course you can change this view later. You can also completely switch to a view that is based on the metadata\footnote{ID3 Tags, Vorbis comments, etc.} of your audio files. This view is called TagCache (see \reference{ref:tagcache}). Now you can start browsing the folder structure of your \dap{}. \subsection{Basic controls} When browsing files and moving through menus you usually get a list view presented. The navigation in these lists are usually the same and should be pretty intuitive. \fixme{Do we need to say that Rockbox is strange? Nevertheless sometimes it may feel a bit strange as Rockbox follows some conventions that aren'tt used by major companies.} In the tree view use \ActionStdNext{} and \ActionStdPrev{} to move around the selection. Use \ActionStdOk{} to select an item. When browsing the file system selecting an audio file plays it. The view switches to the While playing screen'', usually abbreviated as WPS'' (see \reference{ref:WPS}. The dynamic playlist gets replaced with the contents of the current folder. This way you can easily treat folders as playlists. The created dynamic playlist can be extended or modified while playing. This is also known as on-the-fly playlist''. To go back to the file browser stop the playback with the \ActionWpsStop{} button or return to the file browser while keeping playback running using \ActionWpsBrowse{}. \fixme{describe the back button in the tree view -- stop stops playback in the file browser but not in the menus so it would be more consistent if stop always would stop playback and left always go back (h100 buttons)} \subsection{Basic concepts} \subsubsection{Main Screen} Rockbox' main screen is the file browser. This is pretty different to most other players that use the While Playing Screen'' as their main screen. In Rockbox' view this doesn't make any sense as when you are not playing a file, information about the currently playing file isn't available and therfore useless. Because of this the \dap{} switches to the file browser when playback gets stopped. There is no point showing the WPS when playback is stopped, so this is not and will not be possible. \subsubsection{Playlists} Rockbox is playlist oriented. This means that every time you play a audio file, a so-called dynamic playlist'' is generated, unless you play a saved playlist. You can modify the dynamic playlist while playing and also save it to a file. If you don't want to use playlists you can simply play your files folder based. Playlists are covered in detail in \ref{ref:working_with_playlists}. \subsubsection{Menu} From the menu you can customise Rockbox. Rockbox itself is very customisable. Also there are some special menus for quick access to frequently used functions. \subsubsection{Contect Menu} Some views, especially the file browser and the WPS have a context menu. From the file browser this can be accessed with \ActionStdContext{}. The contents of the context menu vary, depending on the situation it gets called. The context menu itself presents you with some operations you can perform with the currently hightlighted file. In the file browser this is the file (or folder) that is highlighted by the cursor. From the WPS this is the currently playing file. Also there are some actions that don't apply to the current file but refer to the screen from which the context menu gets called. \section{Customizing Rockbox} Rockbox' User Interface can be customized using Themes''. Themes usually only affect the visual apperance, but an advanced user can create a theme that also changes various other settings like file view, LCD settings and all other settings that can be modified using \fname{.cfg} files. This topic is discussed in more detail in \reference{ref:manage_settings}. The Rockbox distribution comes with some themes that should look nice on your \dap{}. \note{Some of the themes shipped with Rockbox need additional fonts from the fonts package, so make sure you installed them. Also, if you downloaded additional themes from the internet make sure you have the needed fonts installed as otherwise the theme may get displayed garbled.} \section{Menu overview} \fixme{include an overview of the menu structure here} %\input{rockbox_interface/menu_structure.tex} \input{rockbox_interface/playback.tex}