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post #121 of 3138

I'm reading this topic with interests.

I want to play my FLAC files with my Alpine 114BT car radio. It appears not to support bluetooth A2DP, but it has an iPod connector. Although I can play the FLAC files using my Android via the external 3.5mm, I'm thinking of buying an (used) iPod Classic (160Gb) to play my FLAC.

I've a couple questions:


Thanks for your help


Edited by frankvdb - 4/10/11 at 6:33am
post #122 of 3138
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Originally Posted by frankvdb View Post

I'm reading this topic with interests.

I want to play my FLAC files with my Alpine 114BT car radio. It appears not to support bluetooth A2DP, but it has an iPod connector. Although I can play the FLAC files using my Android via the external 3.5mm, I'm thinking of buying an (used) iPod Classic (160Gb) to play my FLAC.

I've a couple questions:


Thanks for your help




This Rockbox port is early enough in development that in your case, I'd wait on Rockbox, and just convert FLAC to ALAC to use on the iPod in your car. In time, when the port becomes more polished, then it would be a better option. Just my opinion, of course.smily_headphones1.gif

post #123 of 3138

Thanks for your advise. I will follow this.

 

I read rockbox is superior in audio quality and has a better equaliser. But I can wait for an improved Classic version.

 

I tried converting FLAC to ALAC using dbpower, but lots of tags are not converted. Do you know a good conversion program?

post #124 of 3138
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Thanks for your advise. I will follow this.

 

I read rockbox is superior in audio quality and has a better equaliser. But I can wait for an improved Classic version.

 

I tried converting FLAC to ALAC using dbpower, but lots of tags are not converted. Do you know a good conversion program?


I have never used ALAC myself....I just use high bitrate MP3 on my portable players,and keep my FLAC on the computer.  dbpoweramp  is often recommended, but maybe foobar2000 would work better as far as converting the tags.

 

post #125 of 3138
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I read rockbox is superior in audio quality and has a better equaliser.


 

Thus should be corrected to: "rockbox is superior in audio quality when using the equaliser".

 

The inate sound quality of the iPod Classic is hardware based. Rockbox does not change it and therefore does not improve it. However, the EQ software in the iPod original firmware is flawed and causes distortion. The Rockbox EQ software, by contrast, is excellent. So using EQ in Rockbox does provide better sound quality than using EQ in the original firmware.

 

post #126 of 3138

Really thanks to make this clear.

post #127 of 3138
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That's pretty good. Hmm... someone should try this with the Solo and that someone could be me.  :-)

 

I am going to wait until the beta appears on the Rockbox site. I assume that this will happen in the not too far future.


Have you gotten a change to try rockbox with the solo?
post #128 of 3138
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That's pretty good. Hmm... someone should try this with the Solo and that someone could be me.  :-)

 

I am going to wait until the beta appears on the Rockbox site. I assume that this will happen in the not too far future.




Have you gotten a change to try rockbox with the solo?


No, it's still an "unusable port". Once they solve Dual Boot OF and Install with Rbutil, it should be okay.
 

 

post #129 of 3138
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No, it's still an "unusable port". Once they solve Dual Boot OF and Install with Rbutil, it should be okay.
 

 


I've got a friend who is using it and says it is working 95% as intended aside from only being single boot. You can try it out and always revert back to stock firmware if you find it too buggy. Pretty detailed instructions on how to install and uninstall are here.
post #130 of 3138

It does not yet have the functionality that I think is necessary. Dual Boot OF tops that list. I also don't want to brick my Classic if something goes wrong.

 

I haven't even decided that I will do it so I'm not taking any risks. I am in no rush.

post #131 of 3138
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It does not yet have the functionality that I think is necessary. Dual Boot OF tops that list. I also don't want to brick my Classic if something goes wrong.

 

I haven't even decided that I will do it so I'm not taking any risks. I am in no rush.


 

its safe and works fine. though sometimes it will glitch up, has anyone else noticed how the channels are switched (left comes out of the right and right out of the left etc) is there a way to fix it.

post #132 of 3138

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its safe and works fine. though sometimes it will glitch up, has anyone else noticed how the channels are switched (left comes out of the right and right out of the left etc) is there a way to fix it.


If neither the dual boot nor the Rockbox charging are working yet, how do you charge the Classic?

 

I still am not sure that I will Rockbox my Classic. I sure do miss the active playlist but I have become enamoured of the Classic's Genius feature. It is introducing me to music in my collection that otherwise never gets lsitened to.

 

I suppose I could load Rockbox (once it goes beta) and use the database feature so that my music can be accessed through either OS. I have never actually used the Rockbox database since I always created folder structures before.

post #133 of 3138
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If neither the dual boot nor the Rockbox charging are working yet, how do you charge the Classic?

 

I still am not sure that I will Rockbox my Classic. I sure do miss the active playlist but I have become enamoured of the Classic's Genius feature. It is introducing me to music in my collection that otherwise never gets lsitened to.

 

I suppose I could load Rockbox (once it goes beta) and use the database feature so that my music can be accessed through either OS. I have never actually used the Rockbox database since I always created folder structures before.


its chargable but it doesn't display the percentage left for charge. no biggy though i just charge it over night. it seems fairly stable to me.

post #134 of 3138
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its chargable but it doesn't display the percentage left for charge. no biggy though i just charge it over night. it seems fairly stable to me.



you can, with another of the theme's on it.

post #135 of 3138

For me, I'll steer clear until I can use the "Rockbox Installer" to load RB on the classic. This way everything is simplified w/the installing & uninstalling of RB on my baby.

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