How to use RealPlayer on Tungsten E2?

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  1. raspabalsa

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    I was curious about this, so I checked the FAT32 thread at 1src, and you're right, it's compatible with the E2 and will allow it to fully use 2GB cards. You can read about it here

    abenn, looks like I was wrong before.The E2 can use 2GB cards if you install the FAT32 driver available here.
     
  2. abenn

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    Thanks for getting back, raspabalsa. That driver site you've linked looks great -- I've already downloaded the FAT32 driver, and it looks like I might now be able to go to a 4GB card.
     
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    Just to be 100% clear, the FAT32 driver does not allow the E2 to use SDHC cards, only large SD cards. The SD standard allows for a maximum capacity of 2GB. However, some manufacturers released non-standard 4GB SD cards, some of which have been reported as working on Palms that do not support SDHC out of the box, such as the TX. So you would need to search for a 4GB card labeled SD, not SDHC.

    Consider also that I'm just repeating stuff that I have read here and elsewhere, and that I have zero experience with the E2 and large cards, so test if possible before purchasing.
     
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    Yes, I've already sussed the 4GB SDHC thing, so I'll stick with 2GB SD for the moment -- unless I happend to stumble across a 4GB SD. The FAT32 driver is installed, and I've checked it's working by formatting one of my 1GB SD cards as FAT32.

    By the way, my SU26 has an OS1.20AX engine, and if flies great ;-))
     
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    Heh heh... not surprising, considering the SU26 is such a lean, aerodynamic and beautiful machine. The above quote was aimed at a certain craft that looked like a kitchen range with two spades attached in place of wings, and which would require quite a powerful engine to leave the ground. :D :D

    Are you into aerobatics?
     
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    Great abenn. For some reason I'd thought PowerSDHC was more limited with regard to which devices it worked on; but I'm glad the other applet works for you.
     
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    It looks like PowerSDHC would work, but I just don't want to spend any money on something which might not work. The free FAT32 program gives my 100% improvement, and maybe 400% if I can find a 4GB SD card, so it's good value.

    Raspabalsa, I know what you mean :) I prefer to fly scale, which means a few aerobatics, but nothing too exciting.
     
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    Scale, eh? For some reason I thought you were flying a real full-sized SU26 (the motor designation was unknown to me). I've done very little scale flying , and the closest I've been to doing aerobatics was when the 767 I was seated on hit turbulence crossing the Andes range and nearly flipped over :D
     
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    I just got myself a 2GB SD card, quick formatted it FAT32 in my PC, and loaded a few music files onto it. As I said earlier, the FAT32 utility appears to have loaded correctly onto my Palm (when I click on its icon it gives an error message "FAT32 already installed"), but my Palm does not recognise my 2GB card. It reports "No card inserted" when I click on the Card Info icon. I've double-checked, and it still reads my 1GB cards okay.
     
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    Just to be sure: did you soft reset the E2 after installing the FAT32 driver?
     
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    I pressed the Reset button on the back, and my E2 re-booted after a couple of seconds. I presume that's a soft reset?

    Anyway, after doing that it still doesn't recognise any card when I put in the 2GB SD card.

    Thanks for your help, raspabalsa. I've started a new thread to find out if anyone is actually using a 2GB card in the E2 and, if so, how are they doing it.
     
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    Yes, what you describe is a soft reset. I don't think I can help you with this issue, but while you wait for a reply in your new thread I suggest you run a search at 1src. The thread I linked to before has an extensive discussion about FAT32, and the developer himself says that the E2 is supported. You may find some useful info there.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Hook

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    I believe the upshot from what I read towards the end of that thread is that the TE2 cannot take greater than 1Gb even with the FAT32 driver because of the Spec they used. Dmitry says:

     
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    Sorry, raspabalsa, I couldn't get much comfort from that thread because so much of it was discussing platforms other than the E2, and the posts I saw about the E2 seemed to be reporting that the FAT32 utility wasn't working for them.

    I missed that post, Hook. Presumably there's no way to update the software that controls my card slot so that it conforms to 1.01 (or later?) spec.?
     
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    I don't think so. There was some discussion of that in the 1src thread and I think even a couple of attempts to load controller software from another device but, from what I saw they weren't successful. Dmitry sounded pretty dubious of it succeeding.

    However, I don't want to give the impression that I'm an expert on this or that I read that thread as carefully as one might.
     
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