(First post on a nerd topic :p - but been reading the forum for almost a year now).
Registered to tell my experience with the installation! It went swell! Everything went well! The emcore wiki is a perfect walkthrough.
When wanting to install other themes, I did experience through trial and error that the desktop utility yet doesn't have the classic listed and that picking nano 2nd generation as device and installing the nano 2nd generation themes using the desktop app and such works, but isn't ideal since the lay-out on screen is amiss (obviously) because the themes are not meant for the classic. So in case your rockbox version is really working etc.,installing ipod video themes should happen directly by merging the theme folders with the rockbox folder.
This isn't explicitly written on the rockbox website, and I was a first time rockbox user, so I made an in my eyes obvious mistake.
But, small misfortune, the most important thing is that the installation went well and the firmware worked. I was enjoying it greatly and trying out all features with say my ipod filled for 1/3 of its capacity.
I did hear a tremendous sound output difference. Since 4 months I had been listening with the fiio E7 and frankly I found the rockbox sound without it was as nice as the apple sound with it. i.e. no distortion/hiss/muddledness which is the case with the apple output.
The second day is another story, alas! Wanting to put more music on my pod, I had A LOT of trouble getting the ipod to show up on pc, i.e. the usb connection simply wasn't recognized at all and I had to disconnect and reset the ipod countless times.
Finally I got lucky by connecting - disconnecting it a lot (--> didn't find a solution/cause for the not connecting) and was able to fill it up. Upon disconnecting though it freezed after 5 seconds. Resetting over and over did not help, it kept freezing. I figured maybe the cause for the abnormal playback/freezing problem was in the ipod being filled to the brink, hence thought deleting some music would help, but I didn't have enough time to get into the menu and delete or the deleting didn't even start. Wiping **** on pc wasn't an option because the device still wasn't recognized on my pc, and the freezing problem put in an extra obstacle. I totally must have worn out the HD of the ipod by resetting it like 500 times, basically manhandling it.
So, I'm completely frustrated!!
I spent a weekend messing with it without result, probably ****ed up the HD and battery life up a bit etc.
Thus, my question is: does anybody else have this problem??? And any ideas for solving it?
What is causing it?
If you do not have this problem, are your pods then working flawlessly? For me it's hard to believe and then I feel completely out of luck and I was so happy the installation went well immediately (considering I had never experienced/used rockbox before) and I completely love the possiblities of the software. :(. Meh.
Thanks for reading and ciao!
Hope for a solution cause I really like what I heard and the drag and drop. :(