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Subject: Re: issues with ipod

Re: issues with ipod

From: Rob Powell <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:18:26 +0100

Hi Michael and all,

I've managed to get the files to play properly on my ipod, by putting
my ipod in the menus whilst playing music, however when not in menus,
i.e. when the while playing screen needs to change, playback is
broken up. Having looked at the display settings, I've set scroll
speed to zero, as that appears to be the only option that might turn
scrolling off, the other settings didn't make much sense to me: could
someone suggest what these should be? I want the simplest possible
WPS screen, preferably one that isn't updated, in order to save
processing power. Thanks,

Rob At 15:30 26/07/2006, you wrote:
>Rob Powell wrote:
>>Hi all, Could I try a question I asked the other day again please?
>>I've read in the ipod FAQ that there are problems with playing back
>>files on the ipod that have a high bit rate. Fine but what the max
>>bit-rate that will play properly? I could then convert the files to
>>a lower bit-rate once copied to the ipod.
>I have not yet found an mp3 that will not play back on my iPod Video.
>As the FAQ states, certain functions of Rockbox may cause
>glitches. If you have trouble with MP3 playback, you can try the following:
>1. Turn off the EQ.
>2. Turn off other processing like ReplayGain.
>3. Use a simple WPS. The more frequently the WPS needs to be
>updated, the more likely it is to cause glitches in playback, so
>things like peakmeters, scrolling titles, etc. may cause problems.
>I've found that you can often eliminate skipping and glitches simply
>by keeping Rockbox in the file browser or in a menu while playing
>music so that the WPS doesn't need to be updated at all. In fact,
>if I do this, I can use the parametric equalizer with very few (if
>any) glitches in playback.
>Playback problems will be reduced as Rockbox is optimized for the iPod.
>Given that fact and the fact that you can use the workarounds listed
>above for the time being, if I were you, I would not bother to
>transcode files to a lower bitrate.
Received on 2006-07-27

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