Can anyone give me the lowdown on Rockbox?

By torrenter
Nov 26, 2006
  1. I have a 4th Generation iPod I think. It's the greyscale touch sensitive scroll-wheel one. Heard about Rockbox firmware, but is there any reason to get it? Anyone have it, recommend it and why? Thanks again for the advice.
  2. HillJack

    HillJack TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I put it on my mini a week ago. The only reason I did was for Ogg Vorbis playback, which works fine. The interface is ok, but you'll have to get used to different controls than regular iPod firmware -- the biggest difference for me was the lack of the ability to press Select and scroll through a long song, as opposed to simple fastforwarding... My average mp3/aac is 2 hours in length, and sitting there holding fastforward just wasn't cutting it, so I've since gone back to regular iPod firmware. Also, during playback of music, I think it was Select that went back a menu, not Menu... Kinda counter-intuitive (or atleast with respect to the original firmware). YMMV
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