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Contents

1  Introduction
 1.1  Welcome
 1.2  Getting more help
 1.3  Naming conventions and marks
2  Installation
 2.1  Before Starting
 2.2  Installing Rockbox
  2.2.1  Automated Installation
  2.2.2  Manual Installation
  2.2.3  Finishing the install
  2.2.4  Enabling Speech Support (optional)
 2.3  Running Rockbox
 2.4  Updating Rockbox
 2.5  Uninstalling Rockbox
  2.5.1  Automatic Uninstallation
  2.5.2  Manual Uninstallation
 2.6  Troubleshooting
3  Quick Start
 3.1  Basic Overview
  3.1.1  The player’s controls
  3.1.2  Turning the player on and off
  3.1.3  Starting the original firmware
  3.1.4  Putting music on your player
  3.1.5  The first contact
  3.1.6  Basic controls
  3.1.7  Basic concepts
 3.2  Customising Rockbox
4  Browsing and playing
 4.1  File Browser
  4.1.1  File Browser Controls
  4.1.2  Context Menu
  4.1.3  Virtual Keyboard
 4.2  Database
  4.2.1  Introduction
  4.2.2  Initializing the Database
  4.2.3  The Database Menu
  4.2.4  Using the Database
 4.3  While Playing Screen
  4.3.1  WPS Key Controls
  4.3.2  Peak Meter
  4.3.3  The WPS Context Menu
 4.4  Working with Playlists
  4.4.1  Playlist terminology
  4.4.2  Creating playlists
  4.4.3  Adding music to playlists
  4.4.4  Modifying playlists
  4.4.5  Saving playlists
  4.4.6  Loading saved playlists
 4.5  Hotkeys
5  The Main Menu
 5.1  Introducing the Main Menu
 5.2  Navigating the Main Menu
 5.3  Recent Bookmarks
 5.4  Files
 5.5  Database
 5.6  Now Playing/Resume Playback
 5.7  Settings
  5.7.1  Sound Settings
  5.7.2  Playback Settings
  5.7.3  General Settings
  5.7.4  Theme Settings
  5.7.5  Recording Settings
  5.7.6  Manage Settings
 5.8  Recording
  5.8.1  While Recording Screen
 5.9  FM Radio
 5.10  Playlists
 5.11  Plugins
 5.12  System
 5.13  Quick Screen
 5.14  Shortcuts
6  Sound Settings
 6.1  Volume
 6.2  Bass
 6.3  Volume Limit
 6.4  Treble
 6.5  Balance
 6.6  Channels
 6.7  Stereo Width
 6.8  Crossfeed
 6.9  Equalizer
 6.10  Dithering
 6.11  Timestretch
 6.12  Compressor
7  Playback Settings
 7.1  Shuffle
 7.2  Repeat
 7.3  Play Selected First
 7.4  Fast-Forward/Rewind
 7.5  Anti-Skip Buffer
 7.6  Fade on Stop/Pause
 7.7  Party Mode
 7.8  Crossfade
 7.9  Replaygain
 7.10  Track Skip Beep
 7.11  Optical Output
 7.12  Auto-Change Directory
 7.13  Constrain Auto-Change
 7.14  Last.fm Log
 7.15  Cuesheet Support
 7.16  Skip Length
 7.17  Prevent Track Skipping
 7.18  Rewind Before Resume
 7.19  Rewind on Pause
8  General Settings
 8.1  Playlist
 8.2  File View
 8.3  Database
 8.4  Display
 8.5  System
  8.5.1  Battery
  8.5.2  Disk
  8.5.3  Limits
  8.5.4  Use Shortcuts Menu Instead of Quick Screen
  8.5.5  Car Adapter Mode
  8.5.6  Keyclick
 8.6  Startup/Shutdown
  8.6.1  Start Screen
  8.6.2  Idle Poweroff
  8.6.3  Sleep Timer
 8.7  Bookmarking
 8.8  Automatic resume
 8.9  Language
 8.10  Voice
 8.11  Hotkey
9  Theme Settings
10  Recording Settings
 10.1  Format
 10.2  Encoder Settings (MP3 only)
 10.3  Frequency
 10.4  Source
 10.5  Channels
 10.6  Mono Mode
 10.7  File Split Options
 10.8  Prerecord Time
 10.9  Clear Recording Directory
 10.10  Clipping Light
 10.11  Trigger
 10.12  Automatic Gain Control
 10.13  AGC clip time
11  Plugins
 11.1  Games
  11.1.1  Blackjack
  11.1.2  BrickMania
  11.1.3  Bubbles
  11.1.4  Chessbox
  11.1.5  Chopper
  11.1.6  Dice
  11.1.7  Doom
  11.1.8  Flipit
  11.1.9  Goban
  11.1.10  Invadrox
  11.1.11  Jackpot
  11.1.12  Jewels
  11.1.13  MazezaM
  11.1.14  Minesweeper
  11.1.15  Pacbox
  11.1.16  Pegbox
  11.1.17  Pong
  11.1.18  Reversi
  11.1.19  Robotfindskitten
  11.1.20  Rockblox
  11.1.21  Rockblox1d
  11.1.22  Sliding Puzzle
  11.1.23  Snake
  11.1.24  Snake 2
  11.1.25  Sokoban
  11.1.26  Solitaire
  11.1.27  Spacerocks
  11.1.28  Star
  11.1.29  Sudoku
  11.1.30  Wormlet
  11.1.31  Xobox
 11.2  Demos
  11.2.1  Bounce
  11.2.2  Credits
  11.2.3  Cube
  11.2.4  Demystify
  11.2.5  Fire
  11.2.6  Fractals
  11.2.7  Logo
  11.2.8  Mosaique
  11.2.9  Oscilloscope
  11.2.10  PictureFlow
  11.2.11  Plasma
  11.2.12  Rocklife
  11.2.13  Snow
  11.2.14  Starfield
  11.2.15  VU meter
 11.3  Viewers
  11.3.1  Shortcuts
  11.3.2  Chip-8 Emulator
  11.3.3  Frotz
  11.3.4  Image Viewer
  11.3.5  Lua scripting language
  11.3.6  Midiplay
  11.3.7  MPEG Player
  11.3.8  MP3 Encoder
  11.3.9  Rockboy
  11.3.10  Search
  11.3.11  Shopper
  11.3.12  Sort
  11.3.13  Text Viewer
  11.3.14  Theme Remove
  11.3.15  VBRfix
  11.3.16  ZXBox
 11.4  Applications
  11.4.1  Battery Benchmark
  11.4.2  Calculator
  11.4.3  Chess Clock
  11.4.4  Disk Tidy
  11.4.5  Keybox
  11.4.6  Lamp
  11.4.7  Lrcplayer
  11.4.8  md5sum
  11.4.9  Metronome
  11.4.10  Pitch Detector
  11.4.11  Random Folder Advance Configuration
  11.4.12  Resistor Calculator
  11.4.13  Stats
  11.4.14  Stopwatch
  11.4.15  Text Editor
12  Advanced Topics
 12.1  Customising the User Interface
  12.1.1  Customising The Main Menu
  12.1.2  Getting Extras
  12.1.3  Loading Fonts
  12.1.4  Loading Languages
  12.1.5  Loading Backdrops
  12.1.6  UI Viewport
 12.2  Configuring the Theme
  12.2.1  Themeing – General Info
  12.2.2  Themes – Create Your Own
  12.2.3  Info Viewport (SBS only)
  12.2.4  Additional Fonts
 12.3  Managing Rockbox Settings
  12.3.1  Introduction to .cfg Files
  12.3.2  Specifications for .cfg Files
  12.3.3  The Manage Settings menu
 12.4  Firmware Loading
  12.4.1  Using ROLO (Rockbox Loader)
 12.5  Optimising battery runtime
  12.5.1  Display backlight
  12.5.2  Optical Output
  12.5.3  Anti-Skip Buffer
  12.5.4  Replaygain
  12.5.5  Peak Meter
  12.5.6  Audio format and bitrate
  12.5.7  Sound settings
A  File formats
 A.1  Supported file formats
B  Audio and metadata formats
 B.1  Supported audio formats
  B.1.1  Lossy Codecs
  B.1.2  Lossless Codecs
  B.1.3  Other Codecs
  B.1.4  Codec featureset
 B.2  Supported metadata tags
  B.2.1  Featureset for generic metadata tags
  B.2.2  Featureset for codec specific metadata
  B.2.3  Limitations of metadata handling
C  Album Art
 C.1  Limitations
 C.2  Where to put album art
D  Theme Tags
 D.1  Status Bar
 D.2  Hardware Capabilities
 D.3  Information from the track tags
 D.4  Viewports
 D.5  Additional Fonts
 D.6  Misc Coloring Tags
 D.7  Power Related Information
 D.8  Information about the file
 D.9  Playlist/Song Info
 D.10  Playlist Viewer
 D.11  Runtime Database
 D.12  Sound (DSP) settings
 D.13  Hold
 D.14  Virtual LED
 D.15  Repeat Mode
 D.16  Playback Mode
 D.17  Current Screen
 D.18  List Title (.sbs only)
 D.19  Changing Volume
 D.20  Settings
 D.21  Images
  D.21.1  How to display the album art
 D.22  FM Radio
 D.23  Alignment and language direction
 D.24  Conditional Tags
 D.25  Subline Tags
 D.26  Text Translation
 D.27  Bar Tags
  D.27.1  Options
 D.28  Other Tags
E  Config file options
F  Menu Overview
G  User feedback
 G.1  Bug reports
  G.1.1  Rules for submitting new bug reports
 G.2  Feature ideas
  G.2.1  Rules for submitting a new feature idea
  G.2.2  Features we will not implement
H  Credits
I  Licenses
 I.1  GNU Free Documentation License
 I.2  The GNU General Public License