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Subject: Re: IPod loading after Rockbox

Re: IPod loading after Rockbox

From: Jean-Philippe Monteiro <joaophilippe.mb.monteiro_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 19:08:09 +0700

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 18:27, Ian Macrae wrote:
> Hi, like many others on this list I'm a blind iPod user. I recently had
> Rockbox installed on my 20GB iPod photo but can't now find out how to
> load stuff on to it. I understand it's possible to do so either via
> Rockbox or by reverting to iTunes but can't seem to figure out how to do
> either. Any help much appreciated.
>

Hi

The very idea - or one of them - is that you can just Drag and Drop files in
the rockbox architecture.

This is the way we do it at home, we build an empty folder at the root of the
ipod with appropriate name, and just copy the music on to it, that easy. Just
do not expect iTune to recognise it! If you are buying a lot on iTune, then
you'll have to search for the topic "how to have my iPod (original firmware)
database recognised under rockbox" - I know it's possible, but I don't use
the ipod firmware or iTune at all. Actually, my wife and I never used the
ipod soft, it's been rockboxed from start. Linux here...

If your music was ripped with a CDDB datadase giving the names/titles, you
will have them as well in your ipod, correct titles and all that.

Searching in the mailing list, you'll find a lot on the topic of "voiced"
folders for blind users.

Enjoy your music the open-source way.

Jean-Philippe

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