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Subject: Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

From: Sharon <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 22:44:39 -0700

Dave, thanks for your response and info! I'm thinking I will also
wait for the Rockbox platform to be perfected for the iPod and save
my pennies in the meantime to get one....although they are probably
faster than that at developing....maybe I better save dollars too....

Just curious...and probably another dumb question...but would
installing Rockbox invalidate the warranty on the iPod? I seriously
doubt Steve Jobs would be pleased with having his device's OS
trumped....???? If something went wrong and you had to take it to the
Apple Store, would they say "tough luck"?

>Sharon wrote:
>> Oh, duh! I hate when I ask stupid questions! That link to Rockbox
>> devices supported (or pending) is what I wanted. Since you already know
>> I ask dumb questions, I'll venture another one: if the Rockbox
>> developers get the software working on the iPod (Nano?), does that mean
>> you would NOT have to use iTunes to manage the device? Would it work
>> like my Archos's did, just see it on the desktop and drag-n-drop? That
>> required software intervention annoys me for some reason. Sorry if that
>> sounds even dumber than the last question.... (o:
>It's not a dumb question.
>The answer is yes - Rockbox will NOT need itunes to work on the ipod.
>Out of the box, the iPod behaves as a standard UMS device, meaning that
>without any special drivers on your PC, you just plug it into your USB
>port and it appears as a removable hard drive.
>It's just that Apple's firmware doesn't play files you have copied
>yourself - only files that itunes has copied and added to the database
>on the ipod. Obviously, Rockbox doesn't have that limitation.
Received on 2006-01-25

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