Now that i have rockbox installed, I cant use itunes. How do i transfer new music onto my iPod??
This *is* covered in the manual - please take a look at it.
To be honest, it is only covered by implication. I've just read through the first four sections of the iPod Video manual and the clearest indications were these:
3.1.5 Basic controls
When browsing files and moving through menus you usually get a list view presented.
The navigation in these lists are usually the same and should be pretty intuitive. In the
tree view use Scroll Fwd and Scroll Back to move around the selection. Use Select
or Next to select an item. When browsing the file system selecting an audio file plays
it. The view switches to the â€œWhile playing screenâ€, usually abbreviated as â€œWPSâ€
(see section 4.3 (page 29). The dynamic playlist gets replaced with the contents of the
current folder. This way you can easily treat folders as playlists. The created dynamic
playlist can be extended or modified while playing. This is also known as â€œon-the-fly
playlistâ€. To go back to the FILE BROWSER stop the playback with the Long Play button
or return to the file browser while keeping playback running using Select. In list views
you can go back one step with Prev.
3.1.6 Basic concepts
Rockbox is playlist oriented. This means that every time you play an audio file, a socalled
â€œdynamic playlistâ€ is generated, unless you play a saved playlist. You can modify
the dynamic playlist while playing and also save it to a file. If you donâ€™t want to use
playlists you can simply play your files folder based. Playlists are covered in detail in
section 4.4 (page 33
There is absolutely no mention of drag and drop or of making a separate folder for music files...
* bascule moves 'thorough review of manuals' from bottom to top of his Rockbox 'To Do' list and the Rockbox 'To Do' list itself further up his RealLife 'To Do' list
...so I just drag music to the ipod and put it anywhere on it? root drive works? should i make a music folder there?
Yes (except within /.rockbox), Yes and Definitely Yes