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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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I have 2 Clip+'s, but say I'd like to fool around with Rockbox and thus get one or a few other players off eBay. What would be the cheapest ones? Something workable of course
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:32 AM
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Looking at the full list of the Rockbox ports http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/TargetSt...ently_Under_De I don't see anything cheaper than the Clip+. If you find something on ebay cheaper just check the port status. If it's not listed there's no Rockbox port available.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 AM
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Hey guys,

I have 2 Clip+'s, but say I'd like to fool around with Rockbox and thus get one or a few other players off eBay. What would be the cheapest ones? Something workable of course
you already have two why not use one of them with rockbox?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:41 AM
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I'm using RB on mine of course, just wondered if there's anything else. (Yeah I know the RB list of ports, but haven't really searched eBay for all of them yet.)
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:43 AM
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I'm using RB on mine of course, just wondered if there's anything else. (Yeah I know the RB list of ports, but haven't really searched eBay for all of them yet.)
to be honest most of the ports looks like crappy players. i would just upgrade to a zip or something
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:05 AM
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Clip+ or clipzip. If you want cheap high capacity then go with what I have: an iPod video 5.5G. That's around $100 on average. If you'd like a bit more capacity and more modern hardware get a 160gb iPod classic (around $150 used @gamestop) and head over to " freemyipod.org " and use their method to Rockbox it.

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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Nah I really just wanted a cheap toy to play with. Nothing serious. I thought there's maybe some small old Creative or Philips player I missed. Guess not then.

But you know DarkSide, the iPod with a hard drive isn't such a bad idea. I really the iPods with the touchwheel, wanted to get the Nano 5G back in the day but I would never cope with lack of memory card and the need of external software (I have a company-issued iOS device and I really hate this). But a rockboxed HDD iPod sounds pretty good.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:00 PM
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There's no longer a need to use iTunes with an iPod, there hasn't been for quite some time. Only, I believe, you might need it in the beginning. Once everything is set up you can use quite a few different programs to sync. It's only drag & drop with Rockbox installed,...but I have way to much music to do it that way. & I like playlists, and I create them in iTunes (Genius is, amazingly, excellent). I personally prefer music management software, and I wish I could use iTunes with all my devices. It's way better than the Zune software I need for my Lumia 900.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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I use CopyTransManager myself, but it's still not as straightforward as just copying the files via xyz Commander. I prefer to browse music via folders and not artist etc. (I name my folders and files so that they're easy to identify anyway).

Anyway I almost figured out what I want: iPod Mini. Just pop a CompactFlash card inside (I have a few), Rockbox and there it is. Why didn't I think of that before? Too bad the head-fi reports it sounds bad Guess I'll have to go for something newer after all. But if I'd just want something to play with, this isn't a bad idea.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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I also have an iPod mini, 32gb compact flash card, Rockboxed. Nice little player,...I stopped using mine all that much tho. I have too many others things that take my attention away. Plus my inline controls don't work with it - I hate that!!!

And, regardless of what's claimed on head-fi, the sq of a Rockboxed iPod mini is excellent. And yes, I just used it a few days ago.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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Why not gift it to somebody then, even without the card j/k
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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Why not gift it to somebody then, even without the card j/k
I accept offers via PM. Check out my feedback,...and it's complete or not at all. The card comes with it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:43 PM
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I'm just going to get one with a dead battery and either replace it or use the external power pack, but thanks

So changing the drive to card is pretty straightforard right?
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