|2007-12-18, 12:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Just wanted to let ya'll know that there is an alternative operating system for your portable media players. No longer do you need to choose which player to get based on features - now every player has the same advanced features. You can choose your player based on price, looks, and size instead.
* Supports Archos, iRiver, iPod (all except touch), Sandisk Sansa, and Toshiba Gigabeat.
* Drag 'n' drop files - no iTunes needed. Backup your files and use on any computer without authorization.
* More file formats - speex, ogg, sid, flac, wma, mp3, aac - on all models no matter what they do now!
* Plays videos even if your player can't do it! (I.e. iPod Photo)
* Large variety of custom 'skins' - the look of the menus - use your own backgrounds, even design your own menus (advanced use)
* Single exe to download and run to install - detect and fetch latest version for your device
* Original OS is safe and protected - use a keypress at power on to choose the old system
* Over 20 games - including the actual original Doom 3d shooter
* Higher quality music - more accurate decoding, fully software equalizer (even if your player didn't have one)
What does it look like? My favorite skin is this one:
How do I know it works on my player?
Trust this file listing, no matter what the homepage says:
Ok, how do I install? Read the manual for your version:
Illustrated guide for iPod Video
Some tips: look up the special keypresses which reboot your device, and what key to hold down to get into your old OS, just in case something goes wrong or you don't like it!
Disadvantages: doesn't support some models, few video formats supported directly (but you can reboot), may not be as power efficient when running new OS, not all features may be supported on older models, may have to reboot to enter disk mode (but the support is coming along slowly).
Last edited by jmac698; 2007-12-18 at 12:58 AM.
|2007-12-20, 05:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
i was shopping recently for a new player and started hearing lots about rockbox - looks really cool
|2007-12-20, 05:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2001
This has come up several times including here in this discussion of SanDisk players.
It seems I tried this but SanDisk has newer firmware that prevents users from loading up Rockbox on e series. Does anyone know if that has changed or am I mistaken?