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

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

From: Rocker <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:16:58 -0700


Rockbox is for everyone who desires a superior firmware on their MP3
players. The fact that it has some voice capability benefits the blind but
it also benefits the sighted as well. Blind people are pumped up because
hardware and software solutions targeted for the blind are vastly more
expensive and usually don't offer the features that rockbox provides. Just
the same for the sighted as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barrett, Don" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

This brings up the question that I was asked. Is the Rockbox project
for the blind or is it for everyone and the blind just happen to also
benefit. The individual who asked me thought that Rockbox was primarily
established to assist the blind MP3 player user, but I didn't think that
was the case.

Don Barrett
Section 508 Coordinator
U.S. Department of Education

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Michael E. DiFebbo
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 12:02 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

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
If you want to watch video, you can simply boot to the iPod firmware.
The point of having Rockbox on the iPod is that it is vastly superior to
the iPod firmware with respect to playing audio. It also allows you to
use the iPod as a UMS device without being tied to iTunes.

As to the fact that Rockbox doesn't support video on the iPod, be
patient. Preglow and Linuxstb have worked pretty damn hard getting
Rockbox ported to iPod in the first place. You can't expect everything
at once.
Received on 2006-03-20

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