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Subject: RE: iPod with RockBox

RE: iPod with RockBox

From: Hussein Patwa <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:40:13 -0000

 Subject: RE: iPod with RockBo x


 Is battery life affected significantly by having rockbox on the ipod?

If I go and purchase an iPod video 5.5 G tomorrow, I can have rockbox up and
running as well?

How do you work iTunes? Do you have the accessible iTunes interface for


I think there is a slight performance degradation when using Rockbox however
recent work has lessened this quite considerably. Remember of course that
your battery life depends on the condition of the battery as well as your
usage of the device. If you max everything out, enable the equalizer, full
screen brightness, etc, you'll of course get a lower run time. However I
think that with the current builds the battery run time issue is much less
of a concern.
Re: iTunes. Never having used it myself I can't comment on how it interacts
with Robkcox. However, my understanding is that one of the aims of the
project was to do away with any fiddly 3rd party software requirement. To
that end, I would recommend just plugging the iPod into your computer (USB),
and copying your music to the player (it'll show up as a drive under 'My
Computer' (Windows)). You can use the Database functionality in Rockbox to
order music by Artist, Genre, Album, etc, or you can just use the normal
File Browser as you would on a normal computer to find a file/folder.
Re: Installing. This is quite simple You can also use the rbutil utility
to automate the procedure, and having used it myself within the last two
weeks I can confirm it works. You do have to manually copy over the voice
file, but this is easily downloaded from the Rockbox site.
Sorry guys for the long post, just trying to convey all the points as best
as possible. However, I'd strongly recommend you visit the manual for the
iPod, go to, then click 'Manual' on the left, under iPod
select either the online or downloadable versions.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes

Hussein Patwa
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Mobile: 0789 47 595 62

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Received on 2008-03-12

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