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Subject: Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

From: Peter Olson <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:54:38 -0700

I had a Shuffle that went dead on me. Seeing that it was out of
warrety, I opened it up. I uploaded the scans of the internals to . I'm
hoping to collect a repository of information there. Right now I just
have the pictures, but I'll be adding comments soon.


On 4/21/06, Rocker <> wrote:
> Why would you want rocbox on the shuffle? the whole concept of the shuffle
> is based on simplicity. On/off/shuffle. Pause/play. Volume up/volume
> down. next track/previous track.
> No screen. It serves it's own purpose...rocker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:48 PM
> Subject: Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?
> Hi,
> I would assume that porting the software to it is very hard, as there
> is no display that will show progress and debug-information and stuff.
> While I agree that having voice on it would be cool, I don't think
> especially that feature will bring it to more non-sighted people :-)
> At the moment, the wiki does not even mention this device. No
> developer has one, noone yet scanned the pcb, nothing.
> As a lot of information has been taken from iPodLinux, I could imagine
> either they have to "support" it first, or the hardware must be very
> similar to already ported iPods.
> iPodLinux sais, they are not (never) supporting this device for
> "obvious" reasons. Furthermore, it seems to be build on a processor
> that has no open source compiler yet. An absolute must for
> development.
> ~lImbus
> On 4/21/06, Mark <> wrote:
> > OK, I know that porting Rockbox to a player that doesn't have a screen
> > might
> > seem like a rather strange thing to want to do, but given the advantages
> > of
> > RB over the installed software (gapless / fading / cross feed / etc.), is
> > anyone doing or planning a port to the iPod Shuffle?
> >
> > Given the fact that there are only a few buttons on the Shuffle, I can see
> > how it might be difficult to navigate any sort of menu, but hey, there are
> > some clever folks out there...
Received on 2006-04-22

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