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NewsForge: Improve your iPod with Rockbox

“Over the past few years, I’ve been ripping my CD collection to
Ogg Vorbis, intending to one day find a portable player for all
those tracks of synthpop, reggae, and comedy. Now I’ve finally
found a player for my 60-or-so gigs of Ogg files which has the the
ergonomics, battery life, and accessory market of the iPod. The
secret to having a player that deals with so many codecs, but that
looks and acts like an iPod, is that it is an iPod–just one that I
converted last night with a firmware swap to run the excellent,
open source system called Rockbox. Rockbox isn’t perfect–and it
sure isn’t for everyone–but I’m pleased as punch with it…”


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