Tag: iPod

Rockbox

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Rockbox – Open Source Jukebox Firmware. Wow how cool. This is an open source firmware replacement for iPods as well as certain models of iRiver (H100 and H300), iAudio X5 and Archos. Kind of amazing folks have done this. “Cnet”:http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-6513844-1.html?tag=cnetfd.sd says that it isn’t flashy, but has lots of features that nerds like me will…

iPod Speakers

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Well, Iwe have a variety of speakers sets now, so a quick long term review and then on to finding a good portable system: * JBL Creature II. These are PC speakers so for listening in a whole room and is the 21st century version of bookshelf speaker set. They sound OK. 4/4 on playlist,…

iPod Video Options

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Converting Videos for iPod, Take 2 (Twelve Black Code Monkeys). My buddy at Twelve Black Monkeys went through the hard work of encoding in different formats and then figuring out what the tradeoffs are. The basic points from his spreadsheet are that basically recommends H.264 at a CBR (constant bit rate) if you are only…

iPod Disk Mode

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!http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/51/936511129673384/www.info.apple.com/images/kbase/93651/93651_2.jpg! Putting iPod into Disk Mode. This is a very confusing mode and lots of folks seem to get stuck in. Basically, if you run a reset and then press Select and Play right afterwards, you get into a low level mode called (badly IMHO) disk mode. What this means is that only the very…

iPod Diagnostics and

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MoiMeme : iPod. Wow, a cool point, there is a magic diagnostic mode for iPod that you get a particular way, hit Select and back right after reset Diagnostics menu (4th generation iPods only, these may be different for previous versions): * Reset the iPod : Toggle the Hold switch on and off. Press and…

iHome iH5 Clock Radio and iPod Dock

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!>http://laptopmag.com/NR/rdonlyres/ezciuhhaa567xmrerarca3iyeb2hh6ylpe4kzbxmvhipwf2kxackurtcvhbs3wwwpsicvubyaxk5dm/intro.jpg! :: LAPTOP Magazine • iHome iH5 :: bq. One look at iHome’s iH5 iPod alarm clock prompts an immediate question, “why didn’t somebody come out with this thing sooner?” The device features an input jack for a number of audio devices, but it’s primarily designed to fit iPods, featuring special inserts that plug into…