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-\chapter{Getting started}
-This is the manual for Rockbox. Rockbox is a replacement firmware for the
-Jukebox Studio, Recorder and Ondio players made by Archos, the H120/140
-players from iRiver and the Apple iPod Nano etc. It is a complete rewrite of
-the software used to make the PDA play and record music, and contains many
-features and enhancements not available in the original firmware supplied by
-the manufacturer. Among the things that Rockbox has to offer are the
-\item Faster loading than the \playername firmware
-\item Uninterrupted playing of MP3 files {--} skipping is very rare
-\item More control over how your music is played
-\item Built in viewers for several common file types
-\item Sophisticated plugin system that allows the Jukebox to run games,
-a calendar, a clock, and many other applications.
-\item Totally removable. (Removal of Rockbox before returning the
-Jukebox for repair under warranty is advised.)
-\item Optional voice user interface for complete control without looking
-at the screen
-Rockbox is a complete from scratch rewrite of the \playername software and
-uses no fragments of the original firmware. Not only is it free to
-use, it's also released under the GNU public license,
-which means that it will always remain free to both use and to change.
-\opt{OndioSP,OndioFM}{Although Rockbox also runs on the Archos Ondio series of
-flash based MP3 players, this is a recent development, which is not covered
-fully in this manual. Most of this manual will, however, apply equally to
-Rockbox on the Ondio Jukeboxes. For more details on the Ondio port, please
-see the web page:
-\section{Getting more help}
-This manual is intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the Rockbox
-software. There is, however, more help available. The Rockbox website at
-\url{}contains very extensive documentation and guides
-written by members of the Rockbox community and this should be your first port
-of call when looking for further help.
-\section{Downloading Rockbox}
-The latest release of the Rockbox software will always be available from
- Windows users may wish to download the self{}-extracting Windows
-installer, which works for all Jukebox models, but those wishing to
-install manually or using a different operating system should choose
-the .zip archive containing the firmware for their model of the
-\section{Installing Rockbox}
-Using the Windows self installing executable to install Rockbox is the easiest
-method of installing the software on your Jukebox. Simply follow the
-on{}-screen instructions and select the appropriate drive letter and Jukebox
-model when prompted. You can use ``Add / Remove Programs'' to uninstall the
-software at a later date.
-For non{}-Windows users and those wishing to install manually from the archive
-the procedure is still fairly simple. Connect your \playername to the computer
-via USB as described in the manual that came with your \playername. On Windows,
-the \playername drive will appear as a drive letter in your ``My Computer''
-folder. Take the file that you downloaded above, and unpack its contents to
-your \playername drive. You can do this using a program such as
-\url{} or \url{}.
-You will need to unpack all of the files in the archive onto your hard
-disk. If this has been done correctly, you will have a file called
-in the main folder of your \playername drive, and also a folder called
-/\fname{.rockbox}, which contains a number of system files used by the
-\section{Enabling Speech Support (optional)}
-If you wish to use speech support you will also need a language file,
-available from
- For the English language, the file is called \fname{english.voice}.
-When it has been downloaded, unpack this file and copy it into the
-\fname{lang} folder which is inside the /\fname{.rockbox} folder on
-your Jukebox. Voice menus are turned on by default. See page
-\pageref{ref:Voiceconfiguration} for details on voice settings.
-\section{Running Rockbox}
-Remove your Jukebox from the computer's USB port.
-Unplug any connected power supply and turn the unit off. When you next
-turn the unit on, the Jukebox firmware will start to load, and then it
-will load Rockbox for you. When you see the Rockbox splash screen,
-Rockbox is loaded and ready for use.
-\section{Uninstalling Rockbox}
-If you would like to go back to using the
-original \playername software, then connect the \playername up to your computer,
-and delete the
-If you wish to clean up your disk, you may also wish to delete the
-\fname{.rockbox} folder and its contents. Turn the \playername off and on and
-the normal \playername software will load.