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Subject: Re: IPod loading after Rockbox

Re: IPod loading after Rockbox

From: Jean-Philippe Monteiro <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:20:10 +0700

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 19:35, Ian Macrae wrote:
> 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?

Guess you can't, but as explained before, I stay away from iTune: what you can
do is drag and drop the ripped files - If you ripped/downloaded all of them
through iTune, I'll have to pass the buck to someone who actually use both
iPod & Rockbox firmwares.

If you know where your ripped files are (library of iTune being a specific
folder on your HDD), then no problem with that, just drop the folder to the

As of now, the obvious seems to use iTune to upload music to your iPod in its
native form, then use the rockbox feature of reading the original iPod
database to play it with rockbox. A bit of an overkill, though.

I do not know how the original firmware behave regarding to blind users, but
if iPod provides assistance in this department, you probably better off with
an untouched iPod.

Unless you are, like me, obsessive-compulsive about open-source... !
(But my eyesight is still okay, as of now).



PS anyone with actual experience with mixed useage of both softwares?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Jean-Philippe Monteiro
> Sent: 31 January 2007 12:08
> To:
> 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.
> Hi
> 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
> "voiced"
> folders for blind users.
> Enjoy your music the open-source way.
> Jean-Philippe

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