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Subject: Re: iPod 5G gets *two hours* battery with Rockbox?

Re: iPod 5G gets *two hours* battery with Rockbox?

From: David Hall <>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:32:31 -0400

constantine (on laptop) wrote:
> I hear the orriginal OS is something like 20 hours,
On the 60 and 80 GB models. It is 14 on the 30GB models.
Both these numbers are under ideal conditions (no backlight, no
skipping, repeat playlist.)

> so am not really
> sure here. I can't say for sure, but I think the rockbox firmware gets
> around 10-11 hours? Can anyone confirm this?
I get well over 16 hours on my 60 GB iPod.

> I could always do an
> overnight battery benchmark, if anyone is curious. My config file is set
> to no backlight, five second anti skip. SHould the anti skip buffer be
> put up a bit more?

Should have no affect on battery life. The anti-skip buffer is how much
  audio is in the buffer before the disk is spun up again. This setting
is to ensure that there is time to refill the buffer if the hard drive
is bouncing during a buffering attempt.
I guess setting it to an extremely high (minutes and minutes) setting
would have the effect of reducing effective buffer size and thus
decreasing runtime - but sane values will not cause this.

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