I have a few questions
Can I download music directly to my archos from the internet.
Can I use it as a word processor.
Where are the widgets?
And finally I had a problem using it on my tv, I hooked it up to my tv and cablebox and got nothing. I used the s video cable and the red and white cables, I just want to use the internet on my tv.
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Re: archos 605 30 gb
Yes you can download music from the net No you can't use it as a word processor (not yet anyway) Widgets are not yet available - they are due any time now
Check you have the output from the cable box to the input on the docking station and the output from the docking station to the input on the TV. Double check all your connections. If in doubt, rip them all out and start over. Once connected you will have to set the TV to one of the Aux channels to see the content and ensure you hit the TV button on the Archos to push the output to the TV.
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MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable. For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will create a MP3 music file for each music track. Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
Long touch (hold down finger for about 2 seconds) somewhere on the home screen (anywhere that is blank). You will see a menu and Widgets should be listed. Select Widgets and find the one you want. It is probably called "Power Controls" or "Power Strip". Answer back with any questions.
It is indicating that there is a hard drive fault. Here is another users suggested method to clear the fault.
Following some extensive use I switched it on one day to find that it hung on the Archos home screen and kept going in a loop. Luckily I could see the red HDD light flickering so knew that the Archos was trying to do something and that the HDD was recoverable. When I entered into the recovery mode I found that I had an recovery code (101) which indicates a HDD fault.
I used the following steps to recover the HDD:-
1. Connect the archos to the PC using the USB cable (the unit will start but will need to be shut down again by pressing the power button) 2. Press the power button and the 'lock' button together for a few seconds and you should get a basic recovery screen 3. Scroll down to repair disk and select 4. Click on done and wait for a few seconds and you will see the archos as a drive in 'My Computer' (Note that this does take a few minutes) 5. You now need to back up your data, movies, music, widgets etc as the next step is to format the Archos HDD which will wipe it all. 6. Disconnect the Archos, turn it off and then turn it back on again by pressing the power and 'lock' buttons together. 7. Scroll down to format disk and select. The Archos will now delete all files on the HDD and you will get a message asking to connect to a PC and install the update file. This is the firmware file that can be obtained from the Archos website. You'll also notice that the recovery code has changed from 101 to 108 8. Connect the Archos to the PC, wait for a few seconds and you will see the archos as a drive in 'My Computer' again. 9. Drag the firmware update file from your PC where you've downloaded it to directly on to the root drive 10. Click 'done' on the Archos and it will begin to update the operating system. 11. Once this is complete then there should be an update successful message, select done and the archos should restart giving you the nice bubble screen and asking if you want to enable USB. 12. Note that the Archos is now in a 'factory built' condition so you'll need to adjust settings etc according to your preferences. 13. You can now start the long process of transferring your files back to the Archos.
Once you connect your archos 5 to the computer, it will ask you whether u want to "enable USB' or "charge only"....select enable USB (OK). then go to "My Computer", and you will see a graphical image of the archos 5, under the name "portable devices"..
Double click on it, until you get to the "music" folder..and once you open this folder, you cn start copy-paste....- where you copy the music file from a folder in your computer, then paste it to the 'music ' folder on your archos..and you're done!!!!
There is a seller on ebay (name is luhahaca) that says he is an Archosofficial Plug-ins reseller. Just search for 605 Plug-ins on ebay. He sells a four pack for only $38.00. I bought and installed them and they work great. Really makes the Archos functional - the way it should come out of the box. Actually, (sadly) the way it does seem to come out of the box - I was disappointed when I received my plug-ins download. All 4 plug-ins = 2kb. Web browser with widgets, extended movie and music capabilities and Real player mode. It seems to me that all of this is already in the Archos, they simply charge extra for a key to access it. It's a shame. Totally worth the price if you have an Archos, but really too bad they feel the need to force their hand into your pocket after you've just given them hundreds of dollars. I think the unit would be reviewed better, and Archos wouldn't look so petty, if these features were just enabled right out of the box. (my opinion anyways)
How do I get internet away from my house on my archos 605 wifi, I can get it on my BTHUB in the house, is there a list of HUB I can conect to. when I try to conect a list comes up but they are all locked
change another kind of converter, Video Download Studio can meet your needs,i think Download, convert and save videos directly from Youtube and more. Formats AVI, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, WMV, MP3, FLV, MOV, WAV. get a free trial from http://www.downloadvideos-convert.com/download-videos-music hope it can help you more or less!
I don't have a solution, but an additional comment. I got the widgets to download but some of them don't work. The currency converter didn't work and neither did the weather one. I felt quite deceived.