[RndTbl] MP3 player update and request for info

Mike Pfaiffer high.res.mike at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 22:58:19 CDT 2010

	I still haven't been able to get the video to work since the meeting. I 
tried all the recommendations. I just don't seem to find anything to 
convert to the .AMV format. Like I said at the meeting the single M$ 
application they include doesn't work either. I read somewhere I could 
patch ffmpeg but I'd rather not risk messing it up. It would be nice if 
I could install RockBox on it but unfortunately...

	The other update is I tried the e-book reader. The manual says all it 
does is .TXT files. This is reasonable. It's an open format and you 
can't get much simpler than a bunch of ASCII/UTF-8 formatted bytes 
strung together. The screen is a little small but that's OK too if I 
take off my glasses and read it in a lit room.

	The request relates to the e-book reader. Someone gave me a whole bunch 
of books they were finished with. Unfortunately the majority are in .PDF 
and .LIT format. Is there a conversion utility in Linux or OS X to 
convert them to a .TXT file? I suppose I could read them on the computer 
but that would defeat the purpose of the e-book reader.

	Considering I bought the device just for the voice recorder, I think it 
worked out reasonably well finding all these additional capabilities. 
Now if they'd only work properly... ;-)


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