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Subject: RE: Iaudio vs. iriver

RE: Iaudio vs. iriver

From: Tai Schmittroth <>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 08:56:20 -0600

You can only have 10000 files? How is that possible? That won't even come
close to filling 60 GB. Isw there a way to get around this?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Erik
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:19 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Iaudio vs. iriver


I have an iAudio X5 with 60GB disc. I am very pleased.

The file-system is limited to 10000 files and it might sound a lot but for
60GB it's not. I listen to audio-books and those have a lot of files and
60GB is very much space to fill.

The original firmware includes a simple file-manager if you tell the device
to act like an USB-Host. This allows you to copy files and yesterday i
loaded the Rockbox firmware with this file-manager without any connection to
my computer. I liked this :) Now I will se if I can do the same with Rockbox
and switch back.

The X5 have bios for USB and charging. When you plug in a switched off
device to the charger or computer this original bios take handle. If the
rockbox daily build is broken you can still put on the old one or the
original firmware. I think this is nice.

The X5 need a small docking-thing for USB-connection and charing. Though
there is a small USB-host connector that does not need the docking-thing.
This can act as a host for a camera or another iAudio or so if you like, or
as a ordinary USB-port if that is needed. This is not very documented so I
found out by trial-and-error. Don't know if this one works in rockbox

Rockbox runs nicely but I think the original firmware make the battery last
longer. Not quite sure though.

To be honest. I like Rockbox and the idea of open source. But the original
firmare in the X5 is quite good and therefor I have not decided to switch to
rockbox permanently yet. I been travel a lot lately so the battery capacity
is an issue for me and the main reason for keeping the original firmware.

// Erik

Brian wrote:
> Does anyone actually have an iAudio? I'd like to hear about it from
> someone who has one: what's the battery life, how is the sound, etc.
> On 5/13/06, *Michael DiFebbo * <
> <>> wrote:
> Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> > (The device refused to charge the internal battery after a bit more
> > than a year, so I sent it in since the thing is supposed to be
> under a
> > two-year warranty, and then they tell me, after letting me wait for
> > two months, that the thing got damaged because of water (while the
> > thing *never* got wet or whatever, so it sounds like an excuse
> to me)
> > and they want to repair it only if I pay them more money than the
> > thing actually costed me. Another month later, I still don't have my
> > player back.)
> >
> >
> I agree with you that this sounds like an excuse. Check out the H300
> section on Mistic River ( This is a VERY
> common problem with the H300.
Received on 2006-05-14

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