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post #2281 of 3212
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

 

Was planning to do so, haven't had the time for it yet. But now I'm not so sure anymore, newbies should either not be playing with alternative firmware or be willing to patiently read into it. See the first post for installation instructions.

 

 

See the first post, the Classic doesn't use the Rockbox Utility. The daily builds are independent from these major releases.

I totally agree.  If your new and your going to try the Rockbox install, take your time.  Read, read and read again the instructions and all relevant posts. Take a break, step back and then decide if your confident to try it and if you decide your going to give it a go,  than read it all over again!  People sometimes miss things they read or they thought they read something and then you realize that you missed something or now you  have a better understanding.  Its good to take your time and go over it till you almost have it memorized. Its well worth the effort. Good luck to all.


Edited by 808Ronin - 3/10/13 at 4:10am
post #2282 of 3212
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

 

See the first post, the Classic doesn't use the Rockbox Utility. The daily builds are independent from these major releases.

Sorry, I didn't know that, Thank goodness I have not change firmware whit this, so Classic Ipod´s update always here http://build.rockbox.org/data/rockbox-ipod6g.zip right?

Thanks

post #2283 of 3212

I see some mentions in this forum that docks may not work. I have had no problems with my JBL dock. Rockbox works flawlessly with it. Charges too. Once I plug it in the volume is controlled only through the dock though.basshead.gif


Edited by gsurath - 3/13/13 at 3:25am
post #2284 of 3212

I'm about to get a 7th gen ipod classic based on this thread.  Just a couple things I'm confused about.  It sounds like if i rockbox it, i won't be able to use something like an cypherlabs algorhythm solo (CLAS).  But, if I still wish to use high end headphones that need amping, is that a problem?  Because the ipod classic doesn't technically have a line-out and I've heard that's an issue for headphone amping.

 

Also, regarding this point, what is the general verdict on the sound quality of:

rockboxed ipod + headphone amp + good headphones

vs.

normal ipod + CLAS + good headphones

 

?

 

This will help me decide whether I should go with the ipod, or maybe consider one of those expensive portable DAPs like the ibasso, considering the sound quality.  I want to go with the ipod because of capacity and UI and rockbox (which i love).  But i guess i want to appreciate the quality of my good headphones with it (HE400).  So that's where I'm coming from.  Wasn't able to find a clear answer here, thanks!

 

[edit]

oooh!  just found this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/532426/ipod-classic-rockbox-its-happening/1545#post_8744685

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Just to confirm, something like the "FiiO E3 line out dock cable" will work with a Rockbox'd Classic, yes? I ask because in doing a little reading it seems using the LOD is the best way to connect to a headphone amp... vs. going through the iPod's headphone jack, which adds the iPod's internal amp into the chain, whereas using the LOD bypasses the internal amp.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Yes, it works, and that's the way to go (using a LOD) for the best SQ out of a Rockboxed iPod Classic...

 

Also this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/532426/ipod-classic-rockbox-its-happening/600#post_8273958

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I now use my 160gb Classic every day. No iTunes! drag and drop usb! no volume limiter!

I LOVE my iPod now..

Thank you SO SO SO much!
I'm getting great battery life too.. 20 hours playing  FLAC > Rockbox'd iPod - Cross Feed > FiiiO LOD > FiiO E5 amp > AIAIAI TMA-1.

Thanks folks.. Really

 

I'm pretty good with this!  (But wouldn't mind a confirmation, lol...insecurity.)


Edited by superolder - 3/15/13 at 11:54am
post #2285 of 3212

I have been using my ipod classic 160gb slim with latest daily build and love it. Using 320 vbr ogg with dithering and getting very good battery life.

 

I don't know what you mean by no line-out. The analog signal from the dock is fixed-volume and works wonderfully as a line-out. It's even defeatable within rockbox.

 

ipod-> low profile lod-> RSA Tomahawk-> Audio Technica ESW9

 

Really loving my portable rig at the moment. The sound is phenomenal, even compared to a desktop rig.


Edited by Punnisher - 3/15/13 at 2:18pm
post #2286 of 3212

Problem. 80 gig 2007 model. Whenever I enable and update the Database, the ipod goes into an endless loop of shutting down and restarting. I can only get it to stop by plugging it into the computer. This does not happen on my 2008 120 gig model. It works perfectly. Is this a known problem on the 2007 model, or an indication my hard drive is damaged or failing? This problem does not present itself when using the original firmware. Only when Rockbox is installed.
 

post #2287 of 3212

I just started having a problem connecting my 160GB classic to any of my computers (XP desktop and W7 laptop).  Both computers show that a "Portable Audio Player" is connected, but when I go to the open the drive folder, I get prompted that the drive is not formatted yet.  I had previously been using this on the XP desktop for the last few months with no connection issues.  I don't have any issues connecting the UMSboot drive, but for some reason can't get either to recognize the data drive which leads me to believe it is not a PC issue?  Any suggestions that don't involve re-formatting the drive?  I am not having any issues with playback and using the ipod.

post #2288 of 3212

Did you try the failsafe (fallback ??) image ? (Hold the select button when booting, then go to settings, ....)

 

BTW, using itunes 9.2.1 doesn't seem to work anymore to restore to Apples firmware. It always sais it can't contact the ipod update servers. I had to install the latest version to do it.

 

Tried it a few times on different PC (XP and 7)

post #2289 of 3212
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Originally Posted by Zorka View Post

Did you try the failsafe (fallback ??) image ? (Hold the select button when booting, then go to settings, ....)

Yes, that didn't work either.   The only thing that I'm aware of changing is that I set enabled the last.fm log and installed a scribbler on my XP desktop.   But I have reverted back for both and I'm still having the problem.

post #2290 of 3212

Well, I got the my new ipod classic, and immediately rockboxed it.  Pretty painless!  This thread is such a great thing.

So now, I'm planning on getting a pair of RE272, and a JDS C5, and really put it to use.  I'm already impressed by how good the rockboxed thing sounds.  I've never liked apple players before, and I'm coming from Sony's old NWZ-A728 (at one point their flagship model).  And it really does sound good.  I don't know if it's due to rockbox since I never tried it without it, but compared to ipod touches I've tried I may say it is better.

 

This rockbox ipod classic is totally the way to go.  I also have the sansa clip+, clip zip, and I was looking for the best thing that can be rockboxed, and this is it.  Nice big screen, LOTS of memory.  No other player has that combo.  I was about to get something like the Colorfly C3, but instead chose this route since I just really like rockbox, and the 160GB was too much of a good thing to ignore.

post #2291 of 3212
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Originally Posted by superolder View Post

Well, I got the my new ipod classic, and immediately rockboxed it.  Pretty painless!  This thread is such a great thing.

So now, I'm planning on getting a pair of RE272, and a JDS C5, and really put it to use.  I'm already impressed by how good the rockboxed thing sounds.  I've never liked apple players before, and I'm coming from Sony's old NWZ-A728 (at one point their flagship model).  And it really does sound good.  I don't know if it's due to rockbox since I never tried it without it, but compared to ipod touches I've tried I may say it is better.

 

This rockbox ipod classic is totally the way to go.  I also have the sansa clip+, clip zip, and I was looking for the best thing that can be rockboxed, and this is it.  Nice big screen, LOTS of memory.  No other player has that combo.  I was about to get something like the Colorfly C3, but instead chose this route since I just really like rockbox, and the 160GB was too much of a good thing to ignore.


i got it just a month or less new 160 GB also...does that Far ipod can sound good with that soft ..!!! i mean shouldn't changes in SQ be related to hardware rather than soft ?? and finally please tell me have u had any problems or bugs in installing and using ?

post #2292 of 3212

Hello how would you compare a ipod classic 5.5 or 7g rockboxed paired with mr.speakers mad dog headpones? would a cowon z2 be a better match I listen to alot of music but my main is rock, country and pop. Any help would be great thanks

post #2293 of 3212

What do you guys use to sync your music files?  MediaMonkey has been one headache after another...  All files are FLAC.

post #2294 of 3212

Wouldn't you use drag and drop?  I thought that was part of the appeal of the rockbox firmware?

post #2295 of 3212

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Wouldn't you use drag and drop?  I thought that was part of the appeal of the rockbox firmware?

 

For some (like me), indeed it is! But others like a more automated feel (for good and bad) to things, as in "iTurnes" style... tongue.gif

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by gidgiddonihah View Post

What do you guys use to sync your music files?  MediaMonkey has been one headache after another...  All files are FLAC.

 

 

You might wnat to take a look at MusicBee. I don't use it, but others mentioned it in this thread as a very good option for that... 

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