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Support and General Use => Recording => Topic started by: krm on December 28, 2007, 05:31:06 AM

Title: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: krm on December 28, 2007, 05:31:06 AM
I have just installed Rockbox on my iPod 3. gen.
The record option does not show up in the main menu - how do I activate the recording feature? Is it a plugin?

Regards
..kristian
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: pixelma on December 30, 2007, 05:03:49 AM
As far as I know (and can see), the 3rd generation Ipod cannot record. Recording is not a plugin but a core feature and it is not "enabled" for this type of Ipod.
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: fizzybrain on January 12, 2008, 07:40:54 PM
Err... I don't think pixelma is correct. I believe it is possible to record on a 3G; at least it appears to be possible with ipodlinux (3G specifically mentioned at http://www.ipodlinux.org/Recording ). Speaking, admittedly from a point of view of almost complete ignorance, I would have though that would mean it is technically possible to record from Rockbox on the 3G too. But it doesn't show up on mine either. Anyone working on this? Or are we going to have to triple-boot...?
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: linuxstb on January 13, 2008, 04:25:20 AM
Yes, 3G ipods (and maybe earlier) are physically able to record, but it's not implemented in Rockbox yet.

AFAIK, no-one is working on it.  It could be you...
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: fizzybrain on January 13, 2008, 06:34:47 AM

AFAIK, no-one is working on it.  It could be you...

Yeah, and monkeys could fly out of my ... rockbox ipod.
I wouldn't know where to start (happy to help out on testing though :-) )
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: LambdaCalculus on January 14, 2008, 09:52:01 AM

I wouldn't know where to start (happy to help out on testing though :-) )


Start by downloading the source code, sitting down with a hot pot of coffee, and your favorite text editor. Read the source and study it.

The source is mostly in C, so a search on Google will turn up plenty of resources on this well-documented language.
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: krm on January 25, 2008, 03:00:22 PM
if the recording is supported in other iPods.. I find it odd that the 3. gen not is supported..
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: MarcGuay on January 25, 2008, 03:24:43 PM
Just because something has the same brand name stamped on the outside doesn't mean the insides are the same.  And the opposite is also true:  Clothing with a fancy logo may be made with the same materials and in the same way as a no-name brand.

I'd also like to add that I find it odd that I have opposable thumbs.
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: chicago_matt on June 17, 2008, 04:40:20 PM
Has anyone learned anything new about recording on 3rd Generation iPod?  According to the page below recording is supported.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DeviceChart
Title: Re: Recording on iPod 3. gen
Post by: Llorean on June 17, 2008, 04:47:49 PM
Please don't ask your question in multiple places. The DeviceChart page is a list of what the hardware supports. Software support for those features isn't always immediately available, depending on whether interested parties have done the work.