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post #1666 of 3138

Well I said I would give it week before Rockboxing the new ipod. True to my word it's up and running.

Running r859. So far so good.

post #1667 of 3138
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

I kept wondering if this 480GB ZIF drive were able to be recognized by Rockbox or not:

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAPMB480/

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_MBA

 

About the same price as a fast SSD like this

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828470-REG/Samsung_MZ_7PC512D_AM_830_Series_SSD_with.html

 

If that 480GB iPod were working with Rockbox, I could actually carry my entire lossless music collection with me and that would be fantastic.

I'd like to know this too. I always thought they were limited to ~240gb but I guess with Rockbox it might be possible, but then again it could be a hardware limitation (like how motherboards can only take 2gb of RAM etc)

post #1668 of 3138

running r868 and the latest 121008 build, works fine ksc75smile.gif

post #1669 of 3138

I'm on r859 and the aroldan October build, all is running smoothly,
 

Was just wondering if anyone was using anything above r859 and if there was any compelling reason to upgrade. Judging from responses, doesn't sound like it.

 

I mean, Rockbox is pretty perfect right now, about the only thing I could ask for would maybe to have the option to browse by album art instead of the list mode that Rockbox uses, or maybe to have more background choices on the bootscreen (though the snow is cool...)

 

But all in all, there is little room for complaint.

post #1670 of 3138
Quick question....is there a noticeable sound quality difference between a 5.5 and 6g iPod running rockbox? And of so, please describe.
I have a 30 gig 5.5 that is rockboxed and I love it (sounds better to me than original firmware) I have a chance to get an 80 gig 6g really cheap and wonder if it would be an upgrade out a step back.
Could also instead use the $$ to upgrade the hard drive capacity in the old 30 gig. Thanks
post #1671 of 3138
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Quick question....is there a noticeable sound quality difference between a 5.5 and 6g iPod running rockbox? And of so, please describe.
I have a 30 gig 5.5 that is rockboxed and I love it (sounds better to me than original firmware) I have a chance to get an 80 gig 6g really cheap and wonder if it would be an upgrade out a step back.
Could also instead use the $$ to upgrade the hard drive capacity in the old 30 gig. Thanks

The 5.5 gen has treble roll off compared to the 6th gen, which has flatter frequency response.
post #1672 of 3138
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

I kept wondering if this 480GB ZIF drive were able to be recognized by Rockbox or not:

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAPMB480/

 

Unfortunately that's not going to work. You need a ZIF PATA HDD/SSD, this one is Micro SATA. But I see that you already found the topic specific about this smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Quick question....is there a noticeable sound quality difference between a 5.5 and 6g iPod running rockbox? And of so, please describe.
I have a 30 gig 5.5 that is rockboxed and I love it (sounds better to me than original firmware) I have a chance to get an 80 gig 6g really cheap and wonder if it would be an upgrade out a step back.
Could also instead use the $$ to upgrade the hard drive capacity in the old 30 gig. Thanks

 

In this case 'sound quality' is not the right word, characteristic is.

The Classic has more clarity and audio precision (Cirrus Logic DAC) and the Video has more dimensional imaging effect (Wolfson DAC). Read this for a longer explanation

post #1673 of 3138
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post

Well I said I would give it week before Rockboxing the new ipod. True to my word it's up and running.

Running r859. So far so good.

 

A week?! I had rockbox on my iPod within 12 hours! :D

 

Although, I bought the iPod classic within hours after finding this thread so it had to go on immediately...

post #1674 of 3138
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

 

A week?! I had rockbox on my iPod within 12 hours! :D

 

Although, I bought the iPod classic within hours after finding this thread so it had to go on immediately...

I was a little skiddish at first, but I'm glad I did it. Loving it so far. I installed the retrotape theme. It's pretty cool.

post #1675 of 3138
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I was a little skiddish at first, but I'm glad I did it. Loving it so far. I installed the retrotape theme. It's pretty cool.

 

I love the drag and drop support. And the fact that I don't have to duplicate my tracks from flac to alac etc. And no iTunes. And more audio support. And themes. 

post #1676 of 3138

^^Yes. Back to FLAC and drag-n-drop. Unfortunately I still need itunes for my touch, but it's nice to have FLAC support on the classic. 

post #1677 of 3138
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post

I was a little skiddish at first, but I'm glad I did it. Loving it so far. I installed the retrotape theme. It's pretty cool.

 

Yeah, the warnings about potentially bricking your iPod don't help. tongue.gif

post #1678 of 3138
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

 

Yeah, the warnings about potentially bricking your iPod don't help. tongue.gif

 

I guess thats more of a "you should know what you're getting into" thing.

The chances of released (and working) software bricking your device are very small, otherwise the software wouldn't be released at all. It has to first work on the developer's device, if it does, it should on yours, given you follow instructions.

post #1679 of 3138
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

 

A week?! I had rockbox on my iPod within 12 hours! :D

 

Although, I bought the iPod classic within hours after finding this thread so it had to go on immediately...

 

 

And mine got emCORE and Rockbox on the first I plugged to the PC, straight out of the box! I don't even know how the stock Apple firmware looks like, and I'm glad... biggrin.gif

post #1680 of 3138

I've been running Rockbox on my 160GB Classic for a while now and I've just upgraded to emCORE r867 and 121007. So a big thank you to the developers!

All is fine except when I try to build the database of tracks so that I can have random playback - Unfortunately it gets to about 1100 tracks (out of around 6000) and hangs and I have to reboot. It does this at the same point every time that I try so I guess that I have a corrupt music file. 

Is there any way of logging the progress so that I can find out which file is causing the issue?

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