Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Summer of Code 2009
Re: Summer of Code 2009
From: Mark Allums <mark_at_allums.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:06:16 -0600
Paul Louden wrote:
> One idea might be "iTunes support improvements" for Rockbox.
> 2) Appear to be an iPod over software USB. My understanding is that on
> some targets it should be possible to present ourselves as an iPod even
> when not. We could simply call this 'iTunes Mode' on players that
> support it. This would allow syncing with iTunes on players that aren't
> even iPods, and would free up iTunes users from being bound to Apple
I foresee legal hassles, though I like the suggestion that any Rockboxed
player might somehow be made to appear as an iPod. It's borked though,
if Apple uses serial numbers with serious-grade encryption to validate
players. And USA illegal to defeat the encryption to circumvent copyright.
I like it, though.
Received on 2009-01-20