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Subject: Re: USB support and the IPod Video 60GB

Re: USB support and the IPod Video 60GB

From: David Hall <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 20:08:28 -0400

On 06/23/2011 07:54 PM, wrote:
> Maria Vatapitakapha Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:16 AM
> "I have indeed selected the accessory power and line out options in the
> settings. I can now play music while plugged in to the radio clock! What
> did it was holding the menu button down as David suggested while I was
> connecting."
> I am using version r29583-110313. I tried that solution for my Ipod
> Video 60GB which I believe is at the top of the wheel. I even tried
> holding down the select button in the middle and the menu keys while
> connecting to either my PC or USB in my car. No luck! I made sure
> Lineout and accessory power supply was set to yes. What am I missing here?

By preventing Maria's iPod from entering USB mode I was simply trying to
allow it to dumbly feed line-out through the dock connector to an
accessory I was hopeful was also dumb and simply amplified whatever came
over its line-in pins. Your accessory may be too "smart" for this trick
to work.

I don't know what automobile head unit you have, but there is a decent
chance one of two things is going on:

1 - The head unit ignores analog audio from the line-in because it can't
talk to the ipod.


2 - The head unit has no analog line-in, but rather does some fancy
digital audio format through the dock connector which Rockbox does not

Apple's accessory protocol really isn't one protocol, it's multiple
different ones and Rockbox doesn't support all the possibilities.

Received on 2011-06-24

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