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Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009

Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Mark Allums <mark_at_allums.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:06:16 -0600

Paul Louden wrote:
> One idea might be "iTunes support improvements" for Rockbox.

> 2) Appear to be an iPod over software USB. My understanding is that on
> some targets it should be possible to present ourselves as an iPod even
> when not. We could simply call this 'iTunes Mode' on players that
> support it. This would allow syncing with iTunes on players that aren't
> even iPods, and would free up iTunes users from being bound to Apple
> hardware.

I foresee legal hassles, though I like the suggestion that any Rockboxed
player might somehow be made to appear as an iPod. It's borked though,
if Apple uses serial numbers with serious-grade encryption to validate
players. And USA illegal to defeat the encryption to circumvent copyright.

I like it, though.

Mark Allums
Received on 2009-01-20


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