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Entry 309 posted in: 1. General Mish Mash, 9. I, Pod

Rockbox is an open source replacement firmware for mp3 players. It runs on a number of different models:

  • Archos:
    Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • iriver:
    H100, H300 and H10 series
  • Apple:
    iPod 4th gen (grayscale and color), 5th/5.5th gen (Video - 30GB and 60GB models only), 1st gen Nano and Mini 1st/2nd gen
    (Nano 2nd gen and 80GB Video 5.5th gen are not supported)
  • iAudio:
    X5 (including X5V and X5L), M5 (including M5L)
  • Toshiba:
    Gigabeat X and F series
    (the S model is not supported)

Top priority of Rockbox is audio playback quality - Rockbox, for most models, includes a wider range of sound settings than that device's original firmware. A lot of work has been put into making Rockbox sound the best it can, and improvements are constantly being made. All models have access to a large number of plugins, including many games, applications, and graphical "demos".

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