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Title: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: wesderby on October 01, 2008, 12:53:05 PM
Hi...Been a while since I've posted.  I'm finding my 30GB iPod isn't enough to hold all my music, and even though the new Nanos have speech capabilities, they're obviously not big enough either.  I saw that Circuit City, through their website, has the 160GB "iPod Classic" in their outlet center now that new iPods have been released.  Unfortunately, they, nor Apple, lists which "generation" of iPod Classic the 160GB model is...Does that fall into the first through 3Rd gen versions with Rockbox is compatible?  I don't want to buy it and find out I can't use it with Rockbox.  If it is compatible, has anyone had experience using such a high-capacity player with RB?  Any info you can share is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Wes

Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: Chronon on October 01, 2008, 12:57:42 PM
Classic == 6th generation.

There are pictures of each supported model on the current build and releases pages.
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: karashata on October 01, 2008, 12:59:13 PM
The iPod Classic isn't supported... yet.  Though it doesn't look like it ever will be either, so...

More info can be found here (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=14871.0).
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: wesderby on October 01, 2008, 06:53:26 PM
Classic == 6th generation.

There are pictures of each supported model on the current build and releases pages.

Thanks...Unfortunately, being blind, those pictures don't help me too much. :-)  I think I misread what was supported in the Release notes, so I apologize.  I'm going after an 80GB iPod on eBay, so we'll see what happens there; looks to be the highest-capacity player Rockbox supports from what I can tell.
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: Chronon on October 01, 2008, 06:57:10 PM
Make sure it's not a classic -- those come in an 80GB size too.  Rockbox supports only the specific models listed on the main page.
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: Lord Melch on March 29, 2010, 04:15:15 PM
Hi There,

An old thread this but is the iPOD 160gb Classic supported now. I tried the Tech link..

Cheers
LM
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: saratoga on March 29, 2010, 04:30:10 PM

An old thread this but is the iPOD 160gb Classic supported now. I tried the Tech link..

Theres a list of supported targets here:

www.rockbox.org
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: Lord Melch on March 29, 2010, 04:52:15 PM

An old thread this but is the iPOD 160gb Classic supported now. I tried the Tech link..

Theres a list of supported targets here:

www.rockbox.org

I agree and I have looked, but what Apple (UK) call an iPOD Classic 160gb is not what you call it, i.e. iPod 1g through 5.5g,

I presume as mentioned the Classic is 6th Gen so not supported ?
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: AlexP on March 29, 2010, 05:06:52 PM
We don't call the Classic 160 GB any of the 1G to the 5.5G, they are not Classics.

The Classic is the 6G, as already stated, and is not supported as shown by the front page.
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: saratoga on March 29, 2010, 05:07:14 PM
And really, if you're going to bump an ancient thread at least read.  The first reply explains what a classic is, and tells you how you can double check :)
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: Lord Melch on March 29, 2010, 05:09:13 PM
Hey I'll bump a thread if I want  ;) Mods ganging up on a newbie to the forum, whatever next  ;D

I did read 1st - amazingly.. , just wondered if I was missing something and the "6th Gen Classic Whatever" was supported now.

Shame..

Keep up the good work..
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: NiHaoMike on March 30, 2010, 09:46:26 PM
I believe you can upgrade your existing iPod with a netbook hard drive. (Not a laptop drive or PCMCIA drive, but the credit card-sized ones that accept a thin film cable.)
Title: Re: Question on iPod Classic with Rockbox
Post by: TexasRockbox on March 31, 2010, 01:16:57 AM
IPOD 6G (aka Classic) : CEATA interface -- the 1.8" ZIF drive is not common (Rockbox does NOT support this platform) (is the iPod Classic the only portable device to use CEATA?)

IPOD 5G, 5.5G (aka Video): ATA interface -- the 1.8" ZIF drives are fairly common (Rockbox supports this platform)

I've just upgraded my 5.5G video to 240GB using the Toshiba 240GB ATA-4 drive and am working on a Rockbox 3.5.1 240GB build!

If available, look around at pawn shops around college campuses.  In my area there are almost always ipod 5G or 5.5G available (usually it's the 30GB model but it can be easily upgraded).

For upgrades, the 5.5G is the way to go (IMHO).