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Commodore PMC30. Any possibilities?

Dieter Quickfend

Joined: Aug 06, 2010
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So I got this old MP3/movie player Commodore PMC30 really cheap, it's great, it has a long battery life and 30Gigs of space, and is built like a tank. The only thing that's really bugging me is its firmware. Now, this thing was basically just sold to make use of the brand name, and then dropped, and all the firmware available for it is just crap.

So I was basically wondering if there was anything else I could do with it. Some way to format the whole thing, boot it, and get it to run a simple app.

I'm probably asking way too much with way too little info, but it's kinda hard to find any info on this thing at all. It's pretty easy to get software on it using USB, it's basically just a filesystem explorer that plays audio and video.

Anyhow, I don't mind learning a few things to be able to go to work on it, but obviously I'm not looking to build an OS from scratch.

I was just thinking maybe I could install a JVM on it and run some JME apps I'd build for it, that would be awesome, but I'm kind of stumped as to where to begin.

Any advice?

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