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Rotting Fruit In My Car

I recently have acquired an ipod classic (80gb) for use with the head unit in my car. Up until now, I had been my Rockbox powered Clip+ through an aux jack. And while this works decently well, it was kind of a pain to navigate to different songs/albums while driving due to the small screen size of the Clip+. I also have a Clip Zip with Rockbox installed but, while it does have a slightly larger screen and more storage, it hasn’t been very stable for me. Especially when using a microSD card with it whereas the Clip+ has been rock solid. So yeah, I now have a crApple product in my possession. :( The main reason I wanted the ipod was that the head unit in my car is ipod compatible, meaning you can plug it in and control it with the head unit. Plus, using the Clip+ through the aux jack on my stereo meant having a cord hanging off the front of it. And while I could mostly tuck the cord out of the way, it still got in the way at times. This particular stereo has a cable out of the back that you plug the ipod into,…

Clip+ Rockbox

Quite some time ago, my wife wanted a mp3 player and ended up getting a 4GB Clip+. Mostly due to it being fairly inexpensive. Turns out, the "hacker" in me eventually fully approved of this decision. Every now and then, the player would freak out and just not work for my wife and/or daughter. I generally would just clear the storage off of it and put their music back on. I have a feeling that they have a habit of not dismounting it before unplugging it and would cause the storage to get corrupted. Aside from that, it's been a good little device. These dedicated mp3 players have never really had much appeal to me personally, mostly due to my addiction of "scrobbling" my plays (either to my personal GNU-FM install or to libre.fm, I closed my last.fm account some time back...). I mostly use MPD and various clients for my music listening anyway. Still, this little device has been sitting on my desk for about three months, completely ignored. And then, I came across this post by @dvdmrsdn that reminded me that I w…