01-19-2012 09:24 AM
I'm using a 4gb clip + via a mac with a 16gb card. I'd like to try Rockbox, usb is set to msc and firmware is v01.02.15a. How will Rockbox improve the use of the clip in music/podcast/audiobooks, and what should I do before the switch?
01-19-2012 11:06 AM
01-19-2012 03:33 PM - edited 01-19-2012 03:33 PM
It all depends on what you expect or want to get out of it. The majority of people are perfectly happy with the way the players work with their origiinal firmware. If however, you're looking to tweak every setting (beyond the basics) or more options than you can count then Rockbox is the way to go.
The manual is invaluable, both in installing it and the countless options avaliable, how they work and how to set them up. I'd suggest downloading the .pdf version of it and keeping it handy on your computer for future reference. You'll find yourself going back to it a lot while you learn.
01-20-2012 02:01 AM
Battery life also improves.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
01-20-2012 12:31 PM
01-20-2012 12:43 PM
Aside from things like EQ (which rockbox does do a lot better), pretty much all software is supposed to produce the same output for an mp3 file. There is a spec. If something produces different sound then the spec requires, its not really better or worse so much as it is "broken".