Projects / Rockbox


Rockbox is a replacement firmware for MP3 players, written from scratch. It runs on a wide range of players from manufacturers such as Apple, Archos, Cowon, Iriver, Olympus, Sandisk, and Toshiba.


Recent releases

  •  24 Dec 2008 14:04

    Release Notes: The MP3 decoder was optimized, giving longer runtime on dual-core targets. A bitmap scaler was added, meaning that album art no longer has to be prescaled to the right size. A configurable quickscreen, backlight fading, and a calendar plugin were added. The WPS syntax was updated. Many bugs were fixed.

    •  02 Oct 2008 15:37

      Release Notes: Lots of new targets, lots of new codecs, and loads of new features were added.

      •  23 Dec 2004 14:06

        Release Notes: Shuffle, disk write performance, and support for the Ondio players were improved. Various bugfixes were made. 74-minute and 80-minute recording splits were added for convenient CD creation.

        •  27 Oct 2004 10:44

          Release Notes: This release added spoken menus, filenames and directories, support for ondio players, directory delete, next-song wps tags, clean shutdown, a faster directory browser, pausable recording, and many new plugins.

          •  19 Mar 2004 10:13

            Release Notes: This release added bookmarks, alternating WPS lines, directory creation, faster disk transfers, and a playlist viewer. Recorder owners now also get a video player, sound controls in the FM radio menu, and pre-recording.

            Recent comments

            07 Jun 2008 23:10 oldpink

            You might want to provide updated information about supported platforms
            I just wanted to let you know that RockBox has evolved considerably since being an alternative firmware for only the Archos player.

            I am currently running it on my 5GiPodVideo 60GB, and it works great, with the nice bonus of allowing on-the-fly dual booting between it and the standard iPod firmware, so you get the best of both worlds without having to plug it into your PC to modify it to do that.

            It also plays considerably more file formats than the standard iPod firmware, including SHN, FLAC, MPEG, and about a dozen others.

            Oh, it also runs on the iRiver, Sansa, and several other platforms.

            Check it out.


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