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Subject: RE: Blind user has iPod questions

RE: Blind user has iPod questions

From: John covici <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 03:44:46 -0400

to addtothe questions, if you don't have Itunes and since it seems not
very accessible, can you get the Itunes in disk mode without itunes?

The other question is about recording -- what formats are supported
with Rockbox -- last time I looked it was not completed yet or that's
what it looked like to me.

Thanks much.

on Monday 10/02/2006 Maurice Press( wrote
> Anna,
> These answers are very helpful to me as well.
> I have one other question if I may.
> I have the 30GB Ipod and it works pretty well.
> When I look on the site for upgrades, I can find ones for named ipods such
> as the Nano but, as my one is just called the apple Ipod (According to the
> packaging), what daily build do I look for?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Woody Anna Dresner
> Sent: 01 October 2006 01:50
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Blind user has iPod questions
> Hi Sarai,
> I'll try and answer some of your questions.
> 1. Can I indipendly install rockbox? If so, is their a page for
> blind users, like the Archos has?
> Yes to both of these. There are detailed instructions at
> <>
> You might also want to visit the Portable Players Portal at
> <> and check out the iPod page for
> useful information and links.
> 2. How do I get my unit in disk mode?
> You install iTunes and the iPod software, attach the iPod, and
> configure it for disk mode using the iPod page of the Preferences dialog at
> the bottom of the Edit menu (at least, that's where it is in iTunes 6; I
> don't know about the new version).
> 3. Do I have to do anything to format it in Fat 32 for Windows?
> No. Just run the iPod software and iTunes on your PC and it will be
> formatted properly.
> 4. Do I have to use any of the software that comes with the unit?
> If so, how accessible is it?
> You do need the software to get the iPod in disk mode. You don't
> need it after that unless you want to transfer books from or
> tracks purchased at the iTunes store. To do those sorts of things, it helps
> a lot to have scripts (there's info about that on the Portable Players
> Portal), but you don't need them if you just want to use iTunes to configure
> the iPod for disk use.
> 5. Do I just copy the music to it like the unit was another drive?
> So do I copy the music just like on my Archos?
> Yes, if you're running Rockbox.
> 6. Is there any major mistakes blind or sighted people make that I
> need to avoid?
> Be sure you install the latest CVS voice file, not the one that went
> with the last release of Rockbox.
> As for the other problem of determining which iPod you're ordering, you
> could buy one on eBay, or buy from a computer store where someone has a clue
> what they're selling. Or go for the 60 GB model.
> Regards,
> Anna

Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?
         John Covici
Received on 2006-10-02

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