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Subject: RE: Onkyo S-5300 and iPod Nano 1g

RE: Onkyo S-5300 and iPod Nano 1g

From: Jammit Timmaj <>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 19:03:10 +0000

I'm not an expert on Rockbox, and I don't have an Onkyo s5300 so I probably don't have the right answer. I see the Onkyo is using a Buur-Brown DAC in it. Normally I don't think this would be a problem, but I believe Onkyo has made a deal with Apple to allow them to use the Apple proprietary database on the iPod to pull the music off of the iPod via the USB connection and using their own DAC to directly convert digital to audio. The iPod dock you're probably using doesn't do that. It pulls the audio not from the USB, but from the analog part that's built into the dock with the USB. When the Onkyo tries to read the iPod database, it sees there's nothing in the database and gives up. You may want to add a few test songs to the iPod via iTunes just to see if it works. If it does work you need a way to edit the proprietary iPod database that's on the iPod to point to the Rockbox files. I'd probably just move the music onto the computer, remove the music from Rockbox, add the music back to the iPod via iTunes and the iPod normal OS. After transferring the music to the iPod the Apple way, reboot into Rockbox and have it rescan for your music.That way, both Apple OS and Rockbox have the same data.

Subject: Onkyo S-5300 and iPod Nano 1g
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 04:10:38 -0400

My Onkyo s-5300 home
theater comes with an accessory iPod dock. When I dock my iPod nano 1g (running
the latest iPod firmware and the latest Rockbox official release) to my regular
iPod docks, the iPod works with no problems; meaning it plays
However, if I turn
on or restart the iPod and dock it onto the s-5300's dock, nothing will happen.
I've checked the manual, tried everything I know of, including turning the TV on
before docking etc, diferent power on orders, still no audible playback, though
rockbox shows the wps and is actually playing the music, since you can hear it
through the headphones if you plug them in.
If I put it on one
of my regular iPod docks though, restart rockbox, start playback of a song, then
undock it from that dock and move it back to my s-5300's dock, after about 30
secs or more, it'll start playing like nothing. It however won't dock at all to
my s-5300's dock unless I go through the hassle of docking it on a regular iPod
dock first and then moving it over.
My question is, what
could the cause be? I don't think it has to do with rb, just wondering if
there's some settings I can look at, or if there's something I should do
different? Could it be an issue with the ht's dock? Perhaps the
Not sure why it
works when the iPod is first docked and restarted on a normal iPod dock. But if
after it's working on the s-5300's dock, if I restart it again, it won't work.
The iPod does turn on, load rockbox etc, but there's just no audible playback,
so I have to do the same thing, take it to a regular dock, dock it, restart it,
start playback, then move it back. Is there a startup flag or something that
let's the pod know its docked? How does rockbox handle docks, is it officially
supported? As I said, this is the first time I've encountered this, both of my
regular docks work fine though.
Also, when the
s-5300's dock is working, I should be able to control it via the home theater,
however that doesn't work either. Could this part be related to the fact that
rockbox responds differently to remote/dock commands, or it perhaps doesn't
support that feature?
Sorry for the
confusing explanations and bunch of questions, just trying to give as many
details as I can to reproduce the issue, since most people might not know
exactly what I'm talking about. I'm just trying to see if anybody's ever
encountered this problem/situation, or if anybody has any ideas etc. I haven't
loaded the iPod firmware and taken it for a spin on the s-5300's dock directly,
since I use rockbox exclusively, but I might try that when I get a
Any thoughts,
comments, suggestions, questions or ideas welcome!
P.S. This is not
such a big deal to me, but it's the first thing I find that this awesome
firmware (rockbox) can't do, so just want to see if I can fix it or at least
find the issue if it's not rb related.


Received on 2011-09-03

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