Hi Rockbox community !
I've been playing with rockbox for a while on my small Archos Ondio FM. Yesterday i took it a step further and installed it on my 4G color iPod. And i just rediscovered this piece of gear
Using my Rockbox'd iPod in it's normal way i.e.: with ear buds and listenning to my favourite tunes is just fine. Problems arise when using it in my Car.
My car is factory fitted with an USB socket connected to the car audio system. This system is software powered by Windows Mobile.
It uses any mass storage device connected to the USB socket to play MP3 stored on the device.
When turning on the ignition key the USB socket comes alive and the attached iPod turns on, the audio system scans it for media files an plays them.
When turning of ignition key the audio systems stays on a few seconds to properly eject the USB mass storage. When running the original firmware the iPod shows the "safe to disconnect screen", and if no action is taken it automatically turns off.
When running Rockbox the same happens, except that the "safe to disconnect screen" is black and white and the player does not turn off thus the battery gets drained. When i get back to my car the player refuses to turn on until the battery has reached a minimum level....
One workaround is to physically unplug the player each time i leave the car, but this is a real pain in the *ss...
In Rockbox i've setup the option to have the player turn off after a certain time of inactivity. But it seems to have no effect while the "safe to disconect" screen is shown. I've read in the forum that USB in the player is not handled by Rockbox but by the original firmware, might this cause the issue ?
Thank you for your help