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Subject: Re: Blind person interested in getting an Ipod with Rockbox

Re: Blind person interested in getting an Ipod with Rockbox

From: Pop Eye <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:11:52 -0800

Regarding the accessories:

To use them without Rockbox running, I.E radio is it a simple operation like
pressing menue key, then picking radio? I can see well enough to know where
I am in a menue, but have not enough vision to read, so I can see that the
third option on a menue is highlighted, but I can not search through a
playlist for a certain file.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:32 AM
Subject: Re: Blind person interested in getting an Ipod with Rockbox

> Pop Eye wrote:
>> Would I be able to use the ipod accessories with Rockbox turned off with
>> the amount of sight I have, or would those accessories still be
>> able to function with Rockbox turned off?
> I'm not sure I understand your question, but I can say that when you
> have installed Rockbox, you will still be able to run the original
> firmware. You select which firmware to run when you turn it on.
> Rockbox does not yet support any of the iPod accessories.
>> I saw the Ipod Nano 2G and fell in love with the 8 gb model. Too bad,
>> rockbox only works with the 1G. Does the 1G Nano running rockbox have
>> the same features and the same operating procedures as the 5.5G
>> 30 gb Video?
> Yes and no. The 5.5G Video has a larger screen and more storage. Apart
> from that, the features and operation should be the same, to my knowledge.
>> If you are finding files to be skipping only on the ipod, but not before
>> you transfer them on to the device, are the skips caused by files that
>> are damaged while being transfered, or by Rockbox?
> The files are not damaged. It is a performance problem. The audio
> decoder is unable to decode the audio in real time, so the music pauses
> for a second once in a while. This is because the CPU is too busy with
> updating the screen and/or applying DSP effects, such as Crossfeed or
> Equalizer.
>> Should I just wait until the 2G Nano is compatible with Rockbox, or
>> is that going to be a very long time?
> If you decide to wait for Rockbox support for the 2G Nano, you might very
> well wait for ever. As far as I know, nobody is working on it at the
> moment.
> Linus
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