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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
 3.3  USB Charging
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  Bass Cutoff
 6.5  Treble
 6.6  Treble Cutoff
 6.7  Balance
 6.8  Channels
 6.9  Stereo Width
 6.10  Crossfeed
 6.11  Equalizer
 6.12  Dithering
 6.13  Timestretch
 6.14  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  Auto-Change Directory
 7.12  Constrain Auto-Change
 7.13  Pause on Headphone Unplug
 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
 7.20  Frequency
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  Accessory Power Supply
  8.5.7  Line Out
  8.5.8  Keyclick
  8.5.9  USB HID
  8.5.10  USB Keypad Mode
 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
11  Time and Date
12  Plugins
 12.1  Games
  12.1.1  Blackjack
  12.1.2  BrickMania
  12.1.3  Bubbles
  12.1.4  Chessbox
  12.1.5  Clix
  12.1.6  Chopper
  12.1.7  Codebuster
  12.1.8  Dice
  12.1.9  Doom
  12.1.10  Flipit
  12.1.11  Goban
  12.1.12  Invadrox
  12.1.13  Jackpot
  12.1.14  Jewels
  12.1.15  MazezaM
  12.1.16  Minesweeper
  12.1.17  Pacbox
  12.1.18  Pegbox
  12.1.19  Pong
  12.1.20  Reversi
  12.1.21  Robotfindskitten
  12.1.22  Rockblox
  12.1.23  Rockblox1d
  12.1.24  Sliding Puzzle
  12.1.25  Snake
  12.1.26  Snake 2
  12.1.27  Sokoban
  12.1.28  Solitaire
  12.1.29  Spacerocks
  12.1.30  Star
  12.1.31  Sudoku
  12.1.32  Wormlet
  12.1.33  Xobox
 12.2  Demos
  12.2.1  Bounce
  12.2.2  Credits
  12.2.3  Cube
  12.2.4  Demystify
  12.2.5  Fire
  12.2.6  Fractals
  12.2.7  Logo
  12.2.8  Mosaique
  12.2.9  Oscilloscope
  12.2.10  PictureFlow
  12.2.11  Plasma
  12.2.12  Rocklife
  12.2.13  Snow
  12.2.14  Starfield
  12.2.15  VU meter
 12.3  Viewers
  12.3.1  Shortcuts
  12.3.2  Chip-8 Emulator
  12.3.3  Frotz
  12.3.4  Image Viewer
  12.3.5  Lua scripting language
  12.3.6  Midiplay
  12.3.7  MPEG Player
  12.3.8  MP3 Encoder
  12.3.9  Rockboy
  12.3.10  Search
  12.3.11  Shopper
  12.3.12  Sort
  12.3.13  Text Viewer
  12.3.14  Theme Remove
  12.3.15  VBRfix
  12.3.16  ZXBox
 12.4  Applications
  12.4.1  Alarm Clock
  12.4.2  Battery Benchmark
  12.4.3  Calculator
  12.4.4  Calendar
  12.4.5  Chess Clock
  12.4.6  Clock
  12.4.7  Disk Tidy
  12.4.8  Keybox
  12.4.9  Lamp
  12.4.10  Lrcplayer
  12.4.11  md5sum
  12.4.12  Metronome
  12.4.13  Random Folder Advance Configuration
  12.4.14  Resistor Calculator
  12.4.15  Rockpaint
  12.4.16  Stats
  12.4.17  Stopwatch
  12.4.18  Text Editor
13  Advanced Topics
 13.1  Customising the User Interface
  13.1.1  Customising The Main Menu
  13.1.2  Getting Extras
  13.1.3  Loading Fonts
  13.1.4  Loading Languages
  13.1.5  Changing Filetype Colours
  13.1.6  Loading Backdrops
  13.1.7  UI Viewport
 13.2  Configuring the Theme
  13.2.1  Themeing – General Info
  13.2.2  Themes – Create Your Own
  13.2.3  Info Viewport (SBS only)
  13.2.4  Additional Fonts
 13.3  Managing Rockbox Settings
  13.3.1  Introduction to .cfg Files
  13.3.2  Specifications for .cfg Files
  13.3.3  The Manage Settings menu
 13.4  Firmware Loading
  13.4.1  Using ROLO (Rockbox Loader)
 13.5  Optimising battery runtime
  13.5.1  Display backlight
  13.5.2  Display power-off
  13.5.3  Accessory power supply
  13.5.4  Line Out
  13.5.5  Anti-Skip Buffer
  13.5.6  Replaygain
  13.5.7  Peak Meter
  13.5.8  Audio format and bitrate
  13.5.9  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  Time and Date
 D.27  Text Translation
 D.28  Bar Tags
  D.28.1  Options
 D.29  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