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post #286 of 1307

I would LOVE the iPod Classic with Rockbox if it supported SD cards rather than having an internal HDD.

post #287 of 1307
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Originally Posted by hogger129 View Post
 

I would LOVE the iPod Classic with Rockbox if it supported SD cards rather than having an internal HDD.

 

An SD card reader can be arranged... some modders do that...

post #288 of 1307
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

An SD card reader can be arranged... some modders do that...

 

How?  Is it something where you have to send in an iPod or do people mod them and sell them on eBay like with the iMod?

post #289 of 1307

+1 ?

 

:popcorn:

post #290 of 1307

OK, a little more searching led to this site...

 

http://www.tarkan.info/20080115/tutorials/iflash-ipod-compact-flash-mk2

 

 

 

And one of these?:

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http://www.amazon.com/GMYLE-Extreme-Compact-Reader-Adapter/dp/B0052GZNY0

 

????


Edited by zilch0md - 10/16/13 at 9:02pm
post #291 of 1307

Yup.

 

 I think you can contact the owner of:

 

[Mod Edit: If he was banned, linking to his store is no longer allowed.]

 

He also sells through eBay.

 

The guy used to have an account here but was banned (I think due to him being an MOT... you can't really talk too much about stuff if I'm not mistaken, especially your competition...)

post #292 of 1307

7th gen iPod Classics can't be rockboxed to support FLAC, so...  his ready-for-use 256GB 7th gen iPods, though priced very reasonably, in my opinion, can only be used with iTunes (and Apple lossless).

 

So now, the question is, do I want to try modding a 5.5 iPod Classic?

 

Mike

post #293 of 1307
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

7th gen iPod Classics can't be rockboxed to support FLAC, so...  his ready-for-use 256GB 7th gen iPods, though priced very reasonably, in my opinion, can only be used with iTunes (and Apple lossless).

 

So now, the question is, do I want to try modding a 5.5 iPod Classic?

 

Mike


I think RB works on the latest generation IPC too, there must be a thread about it in head-fi too. Not 100% but, it is working apparently.

post #294 of 1307
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

7th gen iPod Classics can't be rockboxed to support FLAC, so...  his ready-for-use 256GB 7th gen iPods, though priced very reasonably, in my opinion, can only be used with iTunes (and Apple lossless).

So now, the question is, do I want to try modding a 5.5 iPod Classic?

Mike

Actually, they can. I'm running rockbox on my 7G classic, filled with FLAC files! Good stuff.

Edit: Amber beat me to the punch!
Edited by thegrobe - 10/17/13 at 11:37am
post #295 of 1307

Oh, that's good news!  I had just read somewhere that it wasn't possible - it must have been an outdated article.

 

So what would you recommend for achieving Line Out to an external amp?   (I realize that's kind of a noob question, but I've really never gone this far in considering the use of anything made by Apple as a transport...)

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

post #296 of 1307

 

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

Oh, that's good news!  I had just read somewhere that it wasn't possible - it must have been an outdated article.

 

So what would you recommend for achieving Line Out to an external amp?   (I realize that's kind of a noob question, but I've really never gone this far in considering the use of anything made by Apple as a transport...)

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

Hi Mike,

Anything like this - a 30 pin to phono plug. Known as a "line out dock" or LOD. 

 

post #297 of 1307
post #298 of 1307
Excellent - thanks guys!
post #299 of 1307

Another which may be of help re rockbox and 7th gen ipod :-

 

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

post #300 of 1307
Here's an idea, stop letting expectation bias convince you that these 'boutique' players do anything to improve sound quality.
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