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Peter Andersson

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

I have an old iPod G3 player that I haven’t used for several years. The main reason is that it is full of Apple vendor lock-in "features". The most annoying issues are:

  • Hard to manage without iTunes
  • iTunes is crap
  • Cannot play ogg and flac
  • I just want to attach it and it should popup like a USB disk, drop the files into it, detach and play the songs.

I got a hint from a friend that I should try RockBox, so I download it and used the very simple installer on linux and it works perfectly well. All the drawbacks mentioned above are solved and  as a bonus the gui is much better.


Now I can:

  • Play ogg
  • Play flac
  • Customize the GUI
  • Change myriads of settings
  • Throw away mysterious sync software like iTunes and others.
  • Attach it as a USB disk, drop my media files into it, detach and play them

If you are lucky and owns a Rockbox supported media player, update it. You will not regret it.


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