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Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

From: James Teh <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 03:00:35 +1000

Hi Alex,

You must understand that Rockbox completely replaces the software on
your Ipod. It is a completely different operating system, and as such,
although it uses the Ipod hardware, it cannot use the Ipod software.
Rockbox does not currently support video, wma, DRM protected files,
etc., and as far as I understand it, none of these are likely in the
near future (DRM protected files will probably never happen). I can't
stress this enough: once Rockbox is running, it completely replaces the
software on your player. It is not simply a wrapper around the existing
software, so it won't allow you to have the menus for your player's
firmware spoken. Rockbox's voice UI is not like a screen reader which
can be separated and read the menus of your player; it is a part of Rockbox and will only read


On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 04:43:44PM -0000, Alex Gibbons wrote:
> hi there
> thanks to everone who answeed my question, but I have a further question
> what is the point of having the software on the ipod video when it does not
> play video, I am a parshely sighted person who wants to be able to take full
> advantage of kodack formatted video clips and tv programes on ituenes. I
> would like to know what is going to happen towars getting video working on
> the ipod video, I am also a keen chest player and I want to be able to use
> the chess game on the ipod I would like to know how this is possible with
> rockbox. If anyone out there can let me know
> that would bbe great
> from
> alex gibbons

James Teh
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Received on 2006-03-20

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