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post #2896 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Hummel95 View Post
But is there way to prevent the IPod to go in the USB mode without pressing the menu button while conecting or starting the car?

Hello guys!
I'm still looking for a solution. It's really annoying to start the Ipod when it's connected to the car and it takes quite it's time...

Thanks!

post #2897 of 3595

Sorry if this question has already been asked (I searched the thread but found nothing closely related);

how do you chkdsk your rockboxed ipod classic?

I recenlty rockboxed mine, and everything seems to be working fine, except one detail: when I connect ipod to pc via usb, windows warns me that there are errors on disk and I should scan it for errors; when I press scan disk, literally nothing happens, and when I try to do it via chkdsk, it says «unspecified error 666174766f6c2e63» (I googled it fruitless as well)

 

it if matters, I have and ipod classic 3g, 160 gb, rockbox-with-patches-a010b7cM-130217.zip installed

 

how should I cope with the errors? maybe it’s normal and I shouldn’t worry about them at all?

 

any help appreciated, thanks in advance

post #2898 of 3595
I've been struggling with this all night. I ran the bootstrap exe, installed emcore r859 to the UMSboot volume, and ran the Rockbox fallback, but when I connect the ipod after the drive stops spinning, windows tells me I need to format the disk to use it (it says this volume is using an unrecognized file system), and I am therefore unable to copy the .rockbox dir onto the ipod itself. I do hear an occasional click when the drive is formatting after installing emcore, so maybe the hd is failing. At this point, I might just restore to original firmware, and do a diagnostic to check for bad sectors, but short of that, I am unable to make windows recognize the drive so I can copy the rockbox dir. Using windows 7 pro, ipod classic 7g 160gb.
Edited by slim311 - 1/27/14 at 11:22pm
post #2899 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Max Dread View Post
 

Hi all

 

I was hoping to read the entire thread but gave up at around p.35 and jumped to the last 10 pages...  

 

Just got a few questions if anyone would mind putting me straight?

 

1.  Will a RB'd iPod work as normal on docking stations?

2.  How do playlists work on a RB'd iPod?  What playlists can it use?

3.  Does RB offer an equivalent to Smart Playlists?  

4.  Are there any bugs/issues with the latest RB for 160gb Classic?

 

Many thanks

 

Max


Anyone got any thoughts on these questions?

 

Cheers

post #2900 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Hummel95 View Post
 

Hello guys!
I'm still looking for a solution. It's really annoying to start the Ipod when it's connected to the car and it takes quite it's time...

Thanks!

 

No solution as far as I know, the port for the Classic is unofficial so the trick with holding the menu button while connecting is just a work around. Have you tried the Car Adapter Mode in the settings?

http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-ipodvideo.pdf

See 8.5.5.

 

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Originally Posted by aflosev View Post
 

Sorry if this question has already been asked (I searched the thread but found nothing closely related);

how do you chkdsk your rockboxed ipod classic?

I recenlty rockboxed mine, and everything seems to be working fine, except one detail: when I connect ipod to pc via usb, windows warns me that there are errors on disk and I should scan it for errors; when I press scan disk, literally nothing happens, and when I try to do it via chkdsk, it says «unspecified error 666174766f6c2e63» (I googled it fruitless as well)

 

it if matters, I have and ipod classic 3g, 160 gb, rockbox-with-patches-a010b7cM-130217.zip installed

 

how should I cope with the errors? maybe it’s normal and I shouldn’t worry about them at all?

 

any help appreciated, thanks in advance

 

You could try the backup image from the emcore menu, connect to USB and try to scan again. Secondly, you could format the harddisk from the emcore menu as well.

 

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Originally Posted by slim311 View Post

I've been struggling with this all night. I ran the bootstrap exe, installed emcore r859 to the UMSboot volume, and ran the Rockbox fallback, but when I connect the ipod after the drive stops spinning, windows tells me I need to format the disk to use it (it says this volume is using an unrecognized file system), and I am therefore unable to copy the .rockbox dir onto the ipod itself. I do hear an occasional click when the drive is formatting after installing emcore, so maybe the hd is failing. At this point, I might just restore to original firmware, and do a diagnostic to check for bad sectors, but short of that, I am unable to make windows recognize the drive so I can copy the rockbox dir. Using windows 7 pro, ipod classic 7g 160gb.

 

Same as above, you could try to format the harddisk from the emcore menu and run the backup image to copy over a new daily build.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Max Dread View Post
 


Anyone got any thoughts on these questions?

 

Cheers

 

1.  Will a RB'd iPod work as normal on docking stations?

No, the port is not official and the part of recognising different hardware and docking stations is not fully functional.

2.  How do playlists work on a RB'd iPod?  What playlists can it use?

http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-ipodvideo.pdf

3.  Does RB offer an equivalent to Smart Playlists?

Sorry, I'm not sure about that.

4.  Are there any bugs/issues with the latest RB for 160gb Classic?

Yes, but only minor ones. The reading of the battery percentage is quite nervous, so after disconnecting from the charger/USB you will see your battery % drop from a very high number to the actual %, usually within 2 minutes. It becomes a bit more accurate after a few cycles though. External controls (on a remote or dock etc) are not working. On some builds the hard disk spins up every time you press a button after having connected to USB, simply restarting Rockbox will fix this. There's more for sure, can't remember them now so I guess they're not that big.


Edited by r100 - 1/28/14 at 7:07am
post #2901 of 3595
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post

Same as above, you could try to format the harddisk from the emcore menu and run the backup image to copy over a new daily build.

I have formatted from emcore multiple times. Each time after connecting the ipod , the USB icon shows up on the screen, then it shows up in windows as "Rockbox media player" but windows tells me that I need to format the drive before I can use it. I have a feeling I may just have to give up and go back to OF, and I really hate the split screen menus on this generation.

EDIT: It seems after numerous different attempts at solutions (including multiple failed attempts to restore the device in itunes, running system file checker and reinstalling usb drivers), after running the on-board ipod diagnostic the HD has 14000 some reallocated sectors, which seems to indicate that the HD is indeed failing. Guess this will be returned to gamestop for exchange, and hopefully the next one will be more cooperative.
Edited by slim311 - 1/28/14 at 6:30pm
post #2902 of 3595

Thanks for your help!

 

Quote:

you could try the backup image from the emcore menu

by «backup image» you mean «rockbox fallback image» or «umsboot image»? (anyway, i tried both, neither works. i guess i’ll use the reformat option.)

also maybe you could suggest an emcore build more stable in terms of usb connection? (i’m using r859)

post #2903 of 3595

Hi there, 

 

I use an iPod classic (160, thick) with emcore 0.2.3. I haven't had any problems until now, I use Windows 7 on my laptop and it's been working for 3 months. The thing is, I bought a new computer and I haven't been able to connect my iPod yet. I've tried rebooting, waiting for the disk to stop, different USB ports, etc. and I use the apple connector. I have both 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports but I always use the 2.0 ones. I have the same version of Windows 7 I used to have on my blaptop (I even activated it with the same code).

 

When I connect it to the computer the screen shows the iPod is connected via USB and a new "hard disk" appears on the computer. Then nothing happens for the next 1-2 minutes. Then the iPods screen turns black and the only way I have to turn off the iPod is to reboot it, even if I desconnect it. Sometimes Windows asks me if I want to format the disk. It never shows how big it is or the status bar (the one that says 123 out 156 GB).

 

I'm not sure what else to do... any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

EDIT: I just tried on another computer with Windows Vista and it detected the iPod as usual, it just won't start with my computer.

 

EDIT 2: it shows the option "extract Rockbox player" but it still won't let me use it with my computer.


Edited by Aristodrigo - 1/29/14 at 6:25am
post #2904 of 3595
@r100
Yes, I am even using the car adapter mode and it is working quite well!
Thanks
post #2905 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Aristodrigo View Post
 

Hi there, 

 

I use an iPod classic (160, thick) with emcore 0.2.3. I haven't had any problems until now, I use Windows 7 on my laptop and it's been working for 3 months. The thing is, I bought a new computer and I haven't been able to connect my iPod yet. I've tried rebooting, waiting for the disk to stop, different USB ports, etc. and I use the apple connector. I have both 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports but I always use the 2.0 ones. I have the same version of Windows 7 I used to have on my blaptop (I even activated it with the same code).

 

When I connect it to the computer the screen shows the iPod is connected via USB and a new "hard disk" appears on the computer. Then nothing happens for the next 1-2 minutes. Then the iPods screen turns black and the only way I have to turn off the iPod is to reboot it, even if I desconnect it. Sometimes Windows asks me if I want to format the disk. It never shows how big it is or the status bar (the one that says 123 out 156 GB).

 

I'm not sure what else to do... any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

EDIT: I just tried on another computer with Windows Vista and it detected the iPod as usual, it just won't start with my computer.

 

EDIT 2: it shows the option "extract Rockbox player" but it still won't let me use it with my computer.

 

This happens to my 7g's too. Read this post and it may help.

 

I just don't bother to figure it out as long as the usb charging still works and it plays music. Mine have been fully loaded with music.

post #2906 of 3595
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

This happens to my 7g's too. Read this post and it may help.

 

I just don't bother to figure it out as long as the usb charging still works and it plays music. Mine have been fully loaded with music.

 

Thanks. I installed iTunes and now there seems to be 2 devices instead of one. It has stopped the iPod from crashing, now it just won't start. At least it doesn't ask me to format the drive anymore

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/959467/Rock.jpg

 

I'm not sure how to install the drivers provided. If I try to change the drivers for Apple Device Usb Driver it tells me that the ones already installed are better and that windows won't install the new ones. The drivers for Rockbox media player are the system USB drivers.

post #2907 of 3595

After multiple tries and several hoops I have to go through I finally managed to install rockbox on my iPod classic (7th generation). I have not gone through the playing at the settings and tons of options just listening stock at the moment. My initial impression is just wow, I can't believe the iPod can sound this nice.


Edited by headwhacker - 1/31/14 at 5:55pm
post #2908 of 3595
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

After multiple tries and several hoops I have to go through I finally managed to install rockbox on my iPod classic (7th generation). I have not gone through the playing at the settings and tons of options just listening stock at the moment. My initial impression is just wow, I can't believe the iPod can sound this nice.


How does the rockboxed 7g sound compared to the DX50 in your avatar? :)

post #2909 of 3595
Stock rockbox alone, DX50 still has more details and wider soundstage and iPod is a bit boomy. However, I found out that after raising treble from the sound settings in rockbox to 6dB I get nearly the same SQ signature as the DX50 on 1.2.8.

Rockbox really does wonder on iPod. I can enjoy my iPod now as I enjoy DX50 SQ-wise. But the options available now are just awesome.
Edited by headwhacker - 2/1/14 at 11:27pm
post #2910 of 3595

Hello everyone.

I recently installed the RockBox software onto my 5.5 Gen Ipod video. When the software (Rockbox) is running on my ipod I am unable to add or delete files in foobar. When I attempt this, I recieve the error message

"Failed to query device properties. Write operations are disabled."

I have found some other suggestions to fix this problem through google (such as updating my computer with drivers stored in the itunes installer) but I have not had any luck. Does anyone know how to fix this error? I have tried asking around elsewhere with no luck. Thank you for your help everyone.

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