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Subject: Re: good mp3 players still made forrockbox?

Re: good mp3 players still made forrockbox?

From: Robert Menes <viewtiful.icchan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:13:34 -0400

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Josh<jkenn337_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Are all of the mp3 players that work with rockbox discontinued? and where do
> I go to find an mp3 player with the right firmware to put rockbox onto it?
>

Hi Josh,

Pretty much every DAP that supports Rockbox has been discontinued. We do have
work in progress ports for some of the newer Sansas that came out
(e.g. Fuze, Clip, etc.)
but these ports are not ready for end users; they're more useful for
developers to fix
and debug at this stage.

Your best bet is to go onto eBay and look around for a compatible
player. The front page
lists all players Rockbox supports at this time. If you do so, here
are a couple of hints:

1) Older iPods are compatible. The new iPod Classic (the one with a
metal front) and nano models
do not work. Shuffles and the Touch do not work with Rockbox, either.

2) If you're looking for a Sansa e200 or c200, ask the seller to tell
you what the firmware revision is.
If it's a number like 01.XX.XX, then it's a "v1" hardware revision and
compatible with Rockbox. If it's
a 03.XX.XX, then it's a "v2" hardware revision, meaning that you'll
have to wait for the port to be finished.

3) Think of what it is you're looking for in a DAP. If you want FM
radio and recording, get an iriver H100 or
H300. If you want a solid-state device with good storage, get a Sansa
e200. If you just want quick and easy,
get an iPod. If you're looking to watch a lot of videos, get a
Gigabeat F, X, or S.

--Rob

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