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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: SuperHands111 on October 08, 2018, 02:19:45 AM

Title: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: SuperHands111 on October 08, 2018, 02:19:45 AM
I've been using my iPod to drag n drop music onto my iPod Video 5.5G. Sometimes they will corrupt by skipping at random points of the song (think of it like a needle skipping on a record) or temporarily play parts of other song files on my iPod. Sometimes the tags will be partially or completely missing. What is happening?

I can work around it by using an SD card USB reader type thing. If I transfer them to the SD card while it's not being used by the iPod, the songs work fine. Downside is it requires me to take apart my iPod every time I want to transfer music and it's only a short term solution because I want to add multiple SD cards soon.

Has this happened before? What would be causing this? I can elaborate more if need be. Thanks.
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: SuperHands111 on October 08, 2018, 04:11:13 AM
I have an iPod 5.5G with a iFlash Quad and a 400GB micro SD card installed.
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: Frankenpod on October 08, 2018, 05:36:09 AM
Transfer using OF mode.
(This really ought to be in a faq somewhere, it comes up over-and-over again).
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: SuperHands111 on October 08, 2018, 10:26:17 PM
Is that disk mode? Sorry.

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: MaXKiLLz on November 16, 2018, 09:25:10 PM
I just ran into this problem after installing the iFlash Quad into my iPod 5.5g.  I was confused what "OF" meant.  I figured out it means rebooting your iPod and quickly locking the lock switch so it boots into the iPod's Original Firmware.  When it's done rebooting iTunes will load, if you have it installed.  You can immediately quit iTunes.  Double click the iPod and find your music folder.  Now transfer over your music using drag-and-drop.  Once you're done, unlock the lock switch and once again reboot your iPod.  It'll now load into Rockbox and your newly transferred music will play without skipping.
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: rhr1960 on July 29, 2019, 12:10:20 PM
I just ran into this problem after installing the iFlash Quad into my iPod 5.5g.  I was confused what "OF" meant.  I figured out it means rebooting your iPod and quickly locking the lock switch so it boots into the iPod's Original Firmware.  When it's done rebooting iTunes will load, if you have it installed.  You can immediately quit iTunes.  Double click the iPod and find your music folder.  Now transfer over your music using drag-and-drop.  Once you're done, unlock the lock switch and once again reboot your iPod.  It'll now load into Rockbox and your newly transferred music will play without skipping.

Thanks so much for translating "OF!" Guess it means something like "original firmware."
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: Chronon on July 31, 2019, 10:20:50 PM
Yes, OF is an abbreviation for Original Firmware.
Title: Re: Songs corrupting when I transfer
Post by: gomezz on August 01, 2019, 03:57:36 AM
More commonly know as "native firmware".