These answers are very helpful to me as well.
I have one other question if I may.
I have the 30GB Ipod and it works pretty well.
When I look on the site for upgrades, I can find ones for named ipods such
as the Nano but, as my one is just called the apple Ipod (According to the
packaging), what daily build do I look for?
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From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Woody Anna Dresner
Sent: 01 October 2006 01:50
Subject: Re: Blind user has iPod questions
I'll try and answer some of your questions.
1. Can I indipendly install rockbox? If so, is their a page for
blind users, like the Archos has?
Yes to both of these. There are detailed instructions at
You might also want to visit the Portable Players Portal at
<http://www.hartgen.org/portable.html> and check out the iPod page for
useful information and links.
2. How do I get my unit in disk mode?
You install iTunes and the iPod software, attach the iPod, and
configure it for disk mode using the iPod page of the Preferences dialog at
the bottom of the Edit menu (at least, that's where it is in iTunes 6; I
don't know about the new version).
3. Do I have to do anything to format it in Fat 32 for Windows?
No. Just run the iPod software and iTunes on your PC and it will be
4. Do I have to use any of the software that comes with the unit?
If so, how accessible is it?
You do need the software to get the iPod in disk mode. You don't
need it after that unless you want to transfer books from Audible.com or
tracks purchased at the iTunes store. To do those sorts of things, it helps
a lot to have scripts (there's info about that on the Portable Players
Portal), but you don't need them if you just want to use iTunes to configure
the iPod for disk use.
5. Do I just copy the music to it like the unit was another drive?
So do I copy the music just like on my Archos?
Yes, if you're running Rockbox.
6. Is there any major mistakes blind or sighted people make that I
need to avoid?
Be sure you install the latest CVS voice file, not the one that went
with the last release of Rockbox.
As for the other problem of determining which iPod you're ordering, you
could buy one on eBay, or buy from a computer store where someone has a clue
what they're selling. Or go for the 60 GB model.
Received on 2006-10-02