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Subject: Re: Any hope of Rockbox on the Ipod Classic?

Re: Any hope of Rockbox on the Ipod Classic?

From: David Hall <dmhall_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 22:22:38 -0500

On Dec 22, 2007 12:55 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12_at_shaw.ca> wrote:
> But, doesn't the ipod shuffle shuffle songs- and there's no way of skipping
> them, or am I missing something?
>
Are you suggesting the Shuffle is limited by hardware to only playing
in random order?
Assuming enough CPU horsepower, the shuffle would make a fine Rockbox
target. Voice UI replaces the screen - and you would have the awesome
Rockbox codec and DSP support. Only thing you couldn't do is the
eye-candy.

While I can't speak as to the second (is there a third?) generation
models, the first gen one does not have an encrypted firmware. The
primary issue with porting Rockbox to it, as I understand, is the fact
there is not a free compiler for its architecture.
Received on 2007-12-23


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