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Subject: RE: IPod loading after Rockbox

RE: IPod loading after Rockbox

From: Ian Macrae <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:35:44 -0000

Thanks Jean-Philippe, Sorry to seem dense, but do you mean I can copy
and paste stuff that's stored in my iTunes library into an iPod folder?

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jean-Philippe Monteiro
Sent: 31 January 2007 12:08
Subject: Re: IPod loading after Rockbox

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 18:27, Ian Macrae wrote:
> Hi, like many others on this list I'm a blind iPod user. I recently
> had Rockbox installed on my 20GB iPod photo but can't now find out how

> to load stuff on to it. I understand it's possible to do so either
> via Rockbox or by reverting to iTunes but can't seem to figure out how

> to do either. Any help much appreciated.


The very idea - or one of them - is that you can just Drag and Drop
files in the rockbox architecture.

This is the way we do it at home, we build an empty folder at the root
of the ipod with appropriate name, and just copy the music on to it,
that easy. Just do not expect iTune to recognise it! If you are buying a
lot on iTune, then you'll have to search for the topic "how to have my
iPod (original firmware) database recognised under rockbox" - I know
it's possible, but I don't use the ipod firmware or iTune at all.
Actually, my wife and I never used the ipod soft, it's been rockboxed
from start. Linux here...

If your music was ripped with a CDDB datadase giving the names/titles,
you will have them as well in your ipod, correct titles and all that.

Searching in the mailing list, you'll find a lot on the topic of
folders for blind users.

Enjoy your music the open-source way.


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