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Support and General Use => Hardware => Topic started by: dman777 on April 07, 2007, 07:18:27 PM

Title: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: dman777 on April 07, 2007, 07:18:27 PM
I used to have a Iaudio X5L with the extended battery life and when I played my FLAC files the battery life which normally would last a day and a half would only last about 3/4 of a day because of the FLAC files. It got stolen and now I am thinking about about buying an Apple Ipod 60 gig and flashing it with the latest Rock Box firmware.  I only use FLAC files with about medium compression. Does anyone know how much playing time I would get with that from the battery?
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: Febs on April 07, 2007, 08:19:30 PM
I get about 8 to 9 hours on my 60 GB iPod playing MP3s.  Though FLAC files are less computationally intensive, they do cause the drive to spin more, so your battery life would probably be less than that.

If I were buying a player right now to run Rockbox,  I would get a 60 GB Gigabeat rather than an iPod.
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: Quaddy on July 23, 2007, 08:30:25 AM

If I were buying a player right now to run Rockbox,  I would get a 60 GB Gigabeat rather than an iPod.


ahh but you cant imod a gigabeat eh!
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: saratoga on July 23, 2007, 11:11:01 PM


If I were buying a player right now to run Rockbox,  I would get a 60 GB Gigabeat rather than an iPod.


ahh but you cant imod a gigabeat eh!


The imod is pretty useless.  They just fix the capacitor issue on the ipod's out, and that only applies to headphones (which the imod can't drive).
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: stevenkelby on July 25, 2007, 08:01:54 AM



If I were buying a player right now to run Rockbox,  I would get a 60 GB Gigabeat rather than an iPod.


ahh but you cant imod a gigabeat eh!


The imod is pretty useless.  They just fix the capacitor issue on the ipod's out, and that only applies to headphones (which the imod can't drive).


How do you mean that it only applies to headphones which the imod can't drive?  The imod doesn't affect the HP out on 5/5.5G ipods. On both the 4G and 5/5.5 imods, the imod only creates a decent line out, which is used as an input for an amp, for headphones, car, home stereo, whatever.
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: mamboman on July 25, 2007, 10:29:17 AM
The imod is a serious piece of work. I was convinced after listening it it compared to my stock ipod. Was quite skeptical too. But of course, it's as good as the weakest link, so you'd need to have good earphones and a good headphone amp to drive it. :) comparing the headphone out with the line out with the same set of headphone amp and earphones, the sound is definitely much different in terms of clarity and richness.
i'd think hard before spending the $$$ myself though as it'd force me to get a headphone amp ;p
Title: Re: Apple Battery Life and FLAC files
Post by: Febs on July 25, 2007, 11:21:38 AM
Folks, let's keep this thread on topic.