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post #1531 of 3120
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Originally Posted by zassop View Post

I appreciate the feedback and I had tried both of the suggestions prior to posting on this forum.  I probably should have added that I have been using Rockbox for years on older, fully supported devices and have have experienced some quirky behavior at times, so I am use to trying a few troubleshooting steps before posting.  I am hoping there is a change I can make to a file somewhere in the .rockbox directory that will fix the issue, or possibly a patch.  Other than that, nothing else has really changed with my hardware or on the Operating System side.

Thanks again.

I have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers from time to time in the device manager.
post #1532 of 3120

I have a question but not particularly about to rockbox on Ipod Classic but kind of related and I don't really want to start a whole new thread just for it so this seems like the place: What are the alternatives for Ipod Classic with capacity 40Gb+?(especially with flash memory instead of hard-drive based)

 

I have had 3 Ipod Classic all 6th gen 80gb in total( the last one was running on rockbox for about 6 months). Unfortunately, all 3 of them broke due to hard-drive failure after about a year of use each( I brought the first one new and 2 other used). Replacing the hard-drive is one way to go, but I am uncertain how long the new hard-drive will last. Currently, I have 40Gb of music so any 32Gb devices are ruled out. And since I have so little luck with the hard-drive, anybody thing flash memory based device is better?

 

My options right now are Zune( old/discontinued version)/ Cowon X7 or just the 4th Ipod Classic (probably brandnew this time).

post #1533 of 3120

Those are all I'd know of, sk13

I had a Zune HD and it was a tank, and I love the Zune interface :) Who knows about the regular Zunes but they're probably pretty good build quality

post #1534 of 3120

The iPod Touch has a 64 GB model. It has flash memory as well as a lot of other functionality. (camera, apps, etc.)
 

post #1535 of 3120

sk13, you can also look at this (lengthy) thread here;

 

 

Official Ipod Video / Classic 5g+5.5g+6g+6.5g+7g SSD Mod thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread

 

Lots of people are successfully installing Solid State Drives in the iPod Video and Classic. That would address your issues.

post #1536 of 3120
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Originally Posted by zassop View Post

Tried to upgrade to rockbox-ipod6-ef78472M-120926 from r31516-120101 and although it upgraded just fine, I lost my USB connectivity.  I get the message on the iPod that says it's connected via USB but it never shows up on my Windows 7 or Mountain Lion machines like it use to.

 

I have to go through the iTunes restore process and then the entire install process to get it back to a point where I can attempt the upgrade again.  I have tried to install straight to rockbox-ipod6-ef78472M-120926, as well as upgrade as I described above and both ways I lose my USB connection for good.

 

I am doing this with an iPod classic 160GB (Late 2009) model purchased new from Apple just a week ago.

 

 

Am I trying to upgrade to the wrong version?

 

 

Thanks

I have this issue as well. I tried un installing the device drivers, but when I plug it in it fails to install the USB mass storage driver. anyone have any ideas?

post #1537 of 3120
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Originally Posted by shamazo View Post

I have this issue as well. I tried un installing the device drivers, but when I plug it in it fails to install the USB mass storage driver. anyone have any ideas?

 

What if you use the fallback image for file transfer only? So boot into EmCORE menu, choose 'run rockbox fallback image' and then connect via USB. When done transferring stuff, reboot and launch Rockbox normally (so the newer build). Does that work?

 

Oh wait, just read zassops message, he's also unable to access it on Windows 7. Sorry man, but then you're doing something wrong. OSX might be picky with Rockboxed Classics, but Windows should be fine.

 

Try this, it's from our manual which will soon be put into the opening post:

My computer is not recognizing my Rockboxed iPod Classic!
There are a couple of things to keep in mind here. First, let Rockbox fully boot before connecting the USB cable. Also, make sure that you’re using a decent, proper cable and that you’re connecting it directly to one of the USB ports on the motherboard itself. Connecting it via USB hubs or splitters has proven to be unreliable. And finally, give it 15 seconds or so, then it should show up at ‘My Computer’. This might take longer the first time your connect your Rockboxed Classic!

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 I too have had this problem since I did the first upgrade after installing Rockbox. My main computer, Windows 7 - 64bit, has not seen my iPod Classic with Rockbox installed since. It sees my Rockboxed Video and Jailbroken Touch 3g fine.

 

My XP and Vista machines see the Classic fine but my music isn't on them so I have to copy the music a couple of times to get it on.

post #1539 of 3120

Classic 1G (iPod 6G) 80GB with EmCORE r868 and 120926 gave me a total playtime of 28 hours and 15 minutes with normal daily use. So navigating in file browser, decent amount of disk access and boots, adjusting brightness when it was sunny outside, volume usually between -34dB and -18dB, bass set to +3dB. Great work, aroldan!

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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

Classic 1G (iPod 6G) 80GB with EmCORE r868 and 120926 gave me a total playtime of 28 hours and 15 minutes with normal daily use. So navigating in file browser, decent amount of disk access and boots, adjusting brightness when it was sunny outside, volume usually between -34dB and -18dB, bass set to +3dB. Great work, aroldan!

 

Sounds good. Maybe I should upgrade to 120926. The truth is that I am in heaven with rockbox-ipod6g-55847d0M-120802. I have no complaints (and no need for that new CODEC as yet), so i can see no compelling reason to change. 

 

I am all ears if there is one.

post #1541 of 3120
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

 

What if you use the fallback image for file transfer only? So boot into EmCORE menu, choose 'run rockbox fallback image' and then connect via USB. When done transferring stuff, reboot and launch Rockbox normally (so the newer build). Does that work?

 

Oh wait, just read zassops message, he's also unable to access it on Windows 7. Sorry man, but then you're doing something wrong. OSX might be picky with Rockboxed Classics, but Windows should be fine.

 

Try this, it's from our manual which will soon be put into the opening post:

My computer is not recognizing my Rockboxed iPod Classic!
There are a couple of things to keep in mind here. First, let Rockbox fully boot before connecting the USB cable. Also, make sure that you’re using a decent, proper cable and that you’re connecting it directly to one of the USB ports on the motherboard itself. Connecting it via USB hubs or splitters has proven to be unreliable. And finally, give it 15 seconds or so, then it should show up at ‘My Computer’. This might take longer the first time your connect your Rockboxed Classic!

Im running windows 7, however it works with my laptop. More investigation to continue.

 

EDIT: the fall back image works now, it didn't before I did a restore and re install. 


Edited by shamazo - 10/1/12 at 5:48am
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For all of you saying your computer can't recognize your rockboxed player, I have a question/possible solution for you:

 

Do you or did you have iTunes installed on these computers? If so, I find iTunes installs drivers that prevents your computer from recognizing your rockboxed player as a USB storage device. I know because I just installed iTunes myself to upload music to my nano and I tried hooking up my classic. Sure enough, the computer wouldn't recognize it. However, once I uninstalled iTunes, Bonjour, and Apple Application Support (or whatever it's called), the computer could recognize the player again with no problem.

 

Just something to try if all else fails. And if you DO still have that stuff installed, what do you need it for? Life without iTunes is a good life. biggrin.gif

post #1543 of 3120
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Originally Posted by Mr Twister View Post

For all of you saying your computer can't recognize your rockboxed player, I have a question/possible solution for you:

 

Do you or did you have iTunes installed on these computers? If so, I find iTunes installs drivers that prevents your computer from recognizing your rockboxed player as a USB storage device. I know because I just installed iTunes myself to upload music to my nano and I tried hooking up my classic. Sure enough, the computer wouldn't recognize it. However, once I uninstalled iTunes, Bonjour, and Apple Application Support (or whatever it's called), the computer could recognize the player again with no problem.

 

Just something to try if all else fails. And if you DO still have that stuff installed, what do you need it for? Life without iTunes is a good life. biggrin.gif

 

Might be worth a try. FYI... I have iTunes on my computer (which I use to sync with my iPhone). I have no problems connecting my Rockboxed Classic to my computer which is running Windows 7 Professional.

 

(iTunes is set not to open upon detecting a recognized device.)

post #1544 of 3120
Uninstalled all the Apple-Stuff from my PC now too. Can't hurt I think. But I ran into another problem. I was using the Failsave-Theme since I put a fresh install of rockbox on my Classic. Now that I wanted to use some other I noticed that the WPS (While playing screen) wouldn't be themed like the rest was. Someone may know a fix for this? I've been using the themes of the iPod Video, since I read they "will just work" ™ Only the font and backgroundcolor seem to change, but that was it. Just text on a flat ground. Where do we find new themes for the classic anyways? There are none on the rockbox homepage since it isn't officially supported.
post #1545 of 3120

The Video themes are the Classic themes. It is the exact same screen and control format. Sorry, I don't know why themes are not working for you.

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