Linked by Vladyslav Mukherjee on Fri 1st Sep 2006 15:33 UTC
Multimedia, AV Rockbox is a replacement firmware for various audio players, that opens up new features and fixes devices shortcomings. We don't think of these devices as personal computers, but they are; and Rockbox is an alternative operating system. This review focuses on Rockbox as a replacement "OS" for the iRiver player.
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by yanik on Fri 1st Sep 2006 16:47 UTC
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I had rockbox on my ipod nano. It was pretty slick, looking very good with some third party skins. The controls were a bit annoying tho. It would skip on certain high bitrate MP3. The battery lasted about half the time it did with the original firmware.

Still, once I installed it, I never went back. You can also have Doom on rockbox, just like on ipodlinux. 1337!

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RE: nano
by Wintermute on Fri 1st Sep 2006 23:00 in reply to "nano"
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You can have Doom, sort of, but its not that easy to play cause of the low resolution. The controls can get annoying (at least on my iRiver) and if you play for long periods your eyes start to hurt (cause of the small screen).

I would really call it playable.

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