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Subject: Re: Why not iPod?

Re: Why not iPod?

From: Arnaud <xcopy_at_club-internet.fr>
Date: 2005-09-24

I really think there are other MP3 players that deserve a Rockbox port
than the propriatary ipod.

Iriver players are quite nice, but some Samsung players are also
interesting , not to mention Rio Players but these are not discotinued
because Rio is not more .

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 01:38:43 +0200, you wrote:

>Neon John wrote:
>> That said, is there any reason why the iPod isn't considered for a
>> RockBox port? It would seem that with a port of Linux running on the
>> thing, there should be enough info out there for a port.
>
>The reason is that the PortalPlayer chipset on which the iPods (and many other players) are based is a very proprietary thing with no docs whatsoever available without signing very restrictive NDAs.
>
>As you say, with the iPodLinux project having done much legwork figuring out the hardware, this is becoming somewhat less of an issue.
>
>Some may argue that Apple/PortalPlayer should not be rewarded for such unfriendly behaviour by getting a Rockbox port. However I think it's safe to say that the iPods are selling pretty well with or without our help.

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Arnaud de Bonald - http://bonald.org
Received on Sat Sep 24 17:05:37 2005


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