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    Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB.

    Does anyone here run rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen (30GB)? How does the battery life compare to Apple firmware's?

    EDIT: My iPod now runs Rockbox exclusively. I have posted my experiences in Post# 15.
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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    unless rockbox has drastically changed since i used it on my mini, i believe the battery life is worse then with apple's firmware
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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    unless rockbox has drastically changed since i used it on my mini, i believe the battery life is worse then with apple's firmware
    when's the last time you used it? A few months back, battery life has been improved.

    and to the OP, why don't you just try it out? its not like you can't take rockbox off, and you'll be dual booting anyways.

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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    I think it was only a little bit less. Not much though.
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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    Battery life still stinks. I love what you can do with Rockbox however battery life on a 30g video isn't all that great to begin with.

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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    Rockbox is awesome, but I'm not sure if it can play videos...
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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    I got my 80GB 6th Gen Classic to work with songbird. Songbird is not in the repos either but with Songbird I can add music and videos. The album art was a mess but I don't really care as I just listen to music most of the time.

    Turning the backlight down saves a ton of power too. Even at zero I still have some backlight. Which is enough as at 50% it is blinding.

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    Re: Rockbox on iPod Video 5.5 Gen 30 GB. Need opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    Rockbox is awesome, but I'm not sure if it can play videos...
    It plays MPEG videos.

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