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An ipod 5g with rockbox have problem if I mount a drive of 160GB inside?

I need to reinstall rockbox after that?

post #2957 of 8683
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Originally Posted by netsky3 View Post
 

An ipod 5g with rockbox have problem if I mount a drive of 160GB inside?

I need to reinstall rockbox after that?

if you install a new drive you will need to connect it to itunes and do a restore then install rockbox

post #2958 of 8683
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Originally Posted by rbhawaii View Post
 

if you install a new drive you will need to connect it to itunes and do a restore then install rockbox

 

Good!

there is a max size or a specific brand to use??

post #2959 of 8683
If you use a standard spinning HDD, you can use the 240GB drive. If you go with an SD card, the largest you can go up to is 128GB otherwise once you go past 128GB, a larger card will corrupt.


http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-240GB-MK2431GAH-Hard-Drive/dp/B009A6PT9M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400180357&sr=8-1&keywords=240gb+ipod+hard+drive

You may need the thicker backplate for that drive. Not sure
Edited by DR650SE - 5/15/14 at 12:02pm
post #2960 of 8683
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

You may need the thicker backplate for that drive. Not sure

You are correct he needs that back cover, the fat battery and hold switch/headphone jack kit.

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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

If you use a standard spinning HDD, you can use the 240GB drive. If you go with an SD card, the largest you can go up to is 128GB otherwise once you go past 128GB, a larger card will corrupt.


http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-240GB-MK2431GAH-Hard-Drive/dp/B009A6PT9M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400180357&sr=8-1&keywords=240gb+ipod+hard+drive

You may need the thicker backplate for that drive. Not sure

 

Thank you :)

post #2962 of 8683
No problem. Enjoy all that space!

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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

No problem. Enjoy all that space!

Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk

 

Another question, there is a way to have the digital stream from the ipod? Or i can use only the line out as signal?

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Another question, there is a way to have the digital stream from the ipod? Or i can use only the line out as signal?


Only the Gen. 5.5 Video (and later) will output digital from the 30 pin dock.

 

If you have a Gen. 5 it is limited to analog line out.

 

I'm not sure about any Rockbox compatibility with digital output, as I don't use Rockbox currently.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 6:38am
post #2965 of 8683
Hmm. I don't think the 5.5G can do digital output. I believe it's only analog via LOD.
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Hmm. I don't think the 5.5G can do digital output. I believe it's only analog via LOD.


It does do digital out, I have one and it works with the Wadia 170i dock for instance.

 

That said, it was the earliest model to do so and if I recall correctly it doesn't operate in Host mode, only Device mode, which is considered inferior and higher in jitter.

 

Some later MFi DACs such as the HRT iStreamer purposely omitted compatibility with the Gen. 5.5 for that reason.

 

The iStreamer will lock to the Gen 5.5 as evidenced by it's blinking LED lock light, everything appears normal but there is no sound output.

 

HRT confirmed they purposely designed the iStreamer to only work with iPods that are Host mode capable.

 

Another limitation with the 5.5 during digital output is use of the click wheel while docked, that doesn't work, so you have to undock it to use the click wheel or set it up ahead of docking with a playlist you are willing to sit through.

 

Here is the note from the 170i manual:

 

Note: Some iPods (iPod nano 1st gen. and iPod video) will only operate in "Extended Interface" mode during digital audio playback or video playback; this means the iPod's click-wheel will be locked and you will need to operate the iPod from the supplied remote control.

 

The last limitation (specific to the 170i anyway) is the video output is S-Video only, the Component video output won't work.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 7:18am
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I tried hooking up my 5.5g using Rockbox to a Fiio E07 Andes.   I used the CCK, which may not have been necessary.  In any event, I was not able to get this configuration to work.  Maybe the CCK got in the way?

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Originally Posted by originalsnuffy View Post
 

I tried hooking up my 5.5g using Rockbox to a Fiio E07 Andes.   I used the CCK, which may not have been necessary.  In any event, I was not able to get this configuration to work.  Maybe the CCK got in the way?


Yes that was the problem, the CCK is only compatible with the iPad, and certain newer iPhone and iPod Touch models running iOS.

 

The CCK will not work with any click wheel iPod.

 

Even if you use a regular 30 pin dock cable, it still may not work if the FiiO DAC is only compatible with iPods operating in Host mode, which doesn't include the Gen. 5.5 Video.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 7:21am
post #2969 of 8683
Hmm ok, that makes sense since the iMod works with my Sony Dock for my blue ray and I can use the blu-ray theatre remote to change songs and it puts up the song info on the screen. So is there any LOD out there that offers something like the 30pin to mini USB so I can use my 5.5G iMod with one of my amps? I realize this will defeat the "iMod" aspect, but it would be nice to see how the DAC in my other amps compare. Also will the fact that the iMod has no caps affect this? Thanks for correcting me!
post #2970 of 8683

if it does digital, those docking are too expensive for me, i'll use the LOD hoping that the quality of my ipod video is not so crappy compared to my dac...

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