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Subject: Re: Rockbox and iTunes

Re: Rockbox and iTunes

From: Nikita via rockbox <>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:23:09 +0300

Hi Glenn.
The fact is that I do not use the iPod. I have a completely different player. I'm happy with the Rockbox and want to work only with it.
However, for example, I don't want to download podcasts manually. I want to do it automatically using iTunes and then just sync the iTunes library on my PC with the Rockbox player.
The iTunes has a special file - "iTunes Music Library.xml" through which you can obtain information about the library. I was hoping that is some turnkey solution for the Rockbox to work with the iTunes using this file.
Simply put, I'm talking about synchronization of iTunes library folders on PC and player.
Sincerely, Nikita.

From: Glenn via rockbox
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:02 PM
To: Rockbox
Cc: Glenn
Subject: Re: Rockbox and iTunes

Depending on the player you have, you should be able to boot without loading RockBox, but you cannot use anything having to do with iTunes with RockBox.
RockBox boots without loading the native Apple firmware.
So you will be using one or the other.
You could boot without RockBox, and run iTunes and copy in the files from your player if you wish, and I suppose you can make a playlist in iTunes, but the RockBox software does that anyway.
So short of all that, I may not be understanding your question.
I think the biggest drive for using RockBox is to avoid using iTunes.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Nikita via rockbox
  Cc: Nikita
  Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2016 11:57 AM
  Subject: Rockbox and iTunes

  What are the ways to sync the Rockbox player with my iTunes library?
  I want to use iTunes as a cataloger of music and audiobooks and means of downloading podcasts.
  What solutions exist for this task? Mainly interested in a solution for Windows.
  I know about the Notpod, but maybe there is something better.
  Sincerely, Nikita.



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