Improve your iPod with Rockbox (NewsForge)
Posted Apr 14, 2006 23:41 UTC (Fri) by bk
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Rockbox plays 9 codecs (vastly more than any proprietary firmware that I'm aware of) with two more in development. Rockbox has FM tuner capability, FM recording, lossless PCM recording, on-device encoding to MP3/WavPack, tons of games (including a Game Boy emulator and Doom), PDA functionality and more.
The weakest aspect so far is the somewhat spartan user interface (at least compared to the flashy Apple firmware). That's being worked on and it can be improved greatly from what you see after the default install through the myriad customization options.
We're working on a 3.0 release now (I'm just a very minor participant, not a core dev) so we're in code freeze mode. After that you'll begin to see a flurry of new features getting merged.
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