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post #3031 of 3249

Hello there guys i require a bit of help. (NO IDEA WHAT IM DOING)

OK that's a bit of a lie I'm getting there slowly.

I am planing to convert my Ipod 6th gen to a CF card, as im sick of dieing hard drives.

I am seriously considering putting on rockbox at the same time to sort out issues i have with the existing system.

my questions are:

Do i have to convert all my music from itunes to something else?

if so is there a fast way of doing so?

I know this is a silly question but:

Will it work with the CF card?

Will it work with Windows 8?

Any advise or other info you may think i need will be much appreciated.

Cheers

Puxley

post #3032 of 3249
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post


It doesn't, but of course it can be used as a USB mass storage device (like a USB flash drive). Perhaps I wrongly assumed that's what Kamikazy was trying to do?

 

 

My car stereo (Pioneer) has ipod control option, but with regular build of Rockbox doesnt work of course...

 

But as your build changes the USB ID, i assume the car stereo should 'think' its a regular USB flash drive and work as USB mass storage...But it doesnt, it enters panic mode.

post #3033 of 3249
Probably because it expects an iPod and not a storage device.
post #3034 of 3249
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Originally Posted by puxley View Post
 

Hello there guys i require a bit of help. (NO IDEA WHAT IM DOING)

OK that's a bit of a lie I'm getting there slowly.

I am planing to convert my Ipod 6th gen to a CF card, as im sick of dieing hard drives.

I am seriously considering putting on rockbox at the same time to sort out issues i have with the existing system.

my questions are:

Do i have to convert all my music from itunes to something else?

if so is there a fast way of doing so?

I know this is a silly question but:

Will it work with the CF card?

Will it work with Windows 8?

Any advise or other info you may think i need will be much appreciated.

Cheers

Puxley


Rockbox should work I think, however not sure if it's available for 6th gen.  The only files that I could never get to play on rockbox are m4b files or audiobooks.  Aside from that I think just about anything plays,

post #3035 of 3249
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 


Rockbox should work I think, however not sure if it's available for 6th gen.  The only files that I could never get to play on rockbox are m4b files or audiobooks.  Aside from that I think just about anything plays,

 

Yes, it sure is and it works great. Please refer to my posts a couple of pages back. It's well worth it in my opinion. So far, I haven't found any of my music to not work on it and I have everything from FLAC in both 16/44 and 24/96, AAC and MP3. It works great!

 

Dave

post #3036 of 3249

Hi all,

 

 

Been serching the boards for some much needed info, but the massive treasure of information

to be found within the forums has somewhat overwhelmed me . needless to say i have failed miserably to find what it is I am looking for.

 

First of all let me apologize if my question might seem lame, it migt have been answered a thousand times already on here,

nonetheless, here goes nothing.

 

I have a rockbox'ed ipod classic 160gb (thin), I also recently picked up a theorem 720.

however, everytime i try to connect my ipod to the theorem  it goes to usb file transfer mode.

when it should be connecting as a usb host.

 

I have read numerous times in the forums that rockbox'ed ipod classics does have a usb issue with CLAS -db and HP-P1

is there something i should be doing or setting up to get around this? a solution or an update I have not found searching the boards.

 

thanks very much and apologies for the long post.. it is my first post in head-fi.. :)

 

cheers all!

post #3037 of 3249

Hi, my friends...

 

How about battery life in your rockboxed Clasucs 6/7 G´s?

 

I have a modified Classic 7G vith a 240 g HD and 850mh battery, with a great battery life with original firmware (easily 43-45 hours). I instlaled rockbox a year or so ago, and it drained battery drastically.

 

Thanks, my friends.

post #3038 of 3249
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Originally Posted by cruzmiguel View Post

I have a rockbox'ed ipod classic 160gb (thin), I also recently picked up a theorem 720.
however, everytime i try to connect my ipod to the theorem  it goes to usb file transfer mode.

Rockbox on the iPod Classic doesn't support digital out, it can only present itself as a USB mass storage device. The Theorem 720 won't work with it.
post #3039 of 3249
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post


Rockbox on the iPod Classic doesn't support digital out, it can only present itself as a USB mass storage device. The Theorem 720 won't work with it.


thanks for that skamp, i was dreading that, since i like the UI and features of the rockbox, i guess its time to roll back and start converting files to alac..

post #3040 of 3249

Thanks a bundle guys just waiting on final parts then will get it sorted.

Will let you know how it goes.

Cheers

Puxley

post #3041 of 3249
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Originally Posted by zozito View Post
 

Hi, my friends...

 

How about battery life in your rockboxed Clasucs 6/7 G´s?

 

I have a modified Classic 7G vith a 240 g HD and 850mh battery, with a great battery life with original firmware (easily 43-45 hours). I instlaled rockbox a year or so ago, and it drained battery drastically.

 

Thanks, my friends.

 

Should be quite a lot better than the Apple firmware IIRC.  

post #3042 of 3249
Quote:
Originally Posted by zozito View Post
 

Hi, my friends...

 

How about battery life in your rockboxed Clasucs 6/7 G´s?

 

I have a modified Classic 7G vith a 240 g HD and 850mh battery, with a great battery life with original firmware (easily 43-45 hours). I instlaled rockbox a year or so ago, and it drained battery drastically.

 

Thanks, my friends.


Well, if you installed Rockbox a year ago and just now drained your battery that's an impressive battery life :D

Kidding, but make sure you're running a newer (daily) build to have the best max running time. On these builds the CPU should scale down to 54 MHz (Check at System > Debug >  View HW info) and the LCD should switch itself off when the lockswitch is on.

post #3043 of 3249

Any changes in sound compered to original firmware? 
iPod 5.5 has a huge difference against it, interesting what will be with iClassic)

post #3044 of 3249
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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post
 

Any changes in sound compered to original firmware? 
iPod 5.5 has a huge difference against it, interesting what will be with iClassic)

 

Theres no change with either the 5.5 or Classic.  

 

Theres never any change with rockbox, except for fixing bugs like the pitch error on the Sansa players.  

post #3045 of 3249
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Originally Posted by r100 View Post
 


Well, if you installed Rockbox a year ago and just now drained your battery that's an impressive battery life :D

Kidding, but make sure you're running a newer (daily) build to have the best max running time. On these builds the CPU should scale down to 54 MHz (Check at System > Debug >  View HW info) and the LCD should switch itself off when the lockswitch is on.


Thanks very much for your reply, mu friend. I think I´ll try again.

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