Wednesday, May 24, 2006

jBlackGlass Rockbox Themes - iPod Video

I've just finished making some new rockbox themes, using Win Media Player 11 design elements, I know, there is already one which is pretty good, but I had something else in my mind, so here is the result:








As you can see there are 11 themes in this package, I used a few of my preferred background images, but feel free to use your one, you can get the psd file from here, just add your background image and save the result to your theme directory. See here for more details about creating rockbox themes.

Downloads
* Download the whole package including all themes: jBlackGlass-$yourdevice$-YYYYMMDD.tar.gz
* Patches: Get the latest patches from here
* Rockbox prebuild binaries (with all the patches applied): rockbox-jbuild-YYYYMMDD-$yourdevice$.tar.gz (IMPORTANT: you will need the latest rockbox daily build and after installing that on you iPod overwrite the files with the ones from my build)
* Download PSD files from here

Copyright: hmmm, good subject :). I think WMP11 is done by Microsoft :) and the background were created by different people, but I don't really know which one was made by who, so please don't be mad at me if you don't see your name here, just send me a letter and I will put it up, but I would like to thank you in advance for this great wallpapers and I hope you don't mind seeing them here.

Note: Stev just pointed out that the "jellyfish" background was made by the Digital Blasphemy art team, so I would like to thank them! and some of the other backgrounds are from DeviantArt, so thanks to them and to the authors too!

NOTE2: A lot of people asked me for the font (nimbus-14.fnt) which is used by the theme, and because the fonts are provided by rockbox I didn't pack them into my themes, so VERY IMPORTANT download the latest font package from the rockbox server and you should have the right fonts.

Ok, thats all, enjoy as I do :)

93 Comments:

  • Julius This Theme is the realll shytt!!!!!! again really appriciating all your work man... Keep it up pro.

    -Jon

    By Blogger Jon, at 1:01 PM, May 25, 2006  

  • Couldn't agree more - awesome stuff man, truly awesome.

    My only complaint is that I can't seem to access the PSD to tinker with some of the other BGs. I get:

    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /julius/rockbox/JBlackGlass.psd on this server.

    But even just with the standard BG it's among the best (if not the best) theme I've seen so far.

    By Blogger Stev, at 8:33 PM, May 25, 2006  

  • If I had actually explored the theme before posting, I would have realised all of the background are included as separate themes. Typical hasty me. Still, the PSD would be nice to play around with.

    Anyway, thanks heaps for this theme and for the build that allows us to run it. I've changed my mind - it is now most definitely the best theme I've seen so far - great work.

    By Blogger Stev, at 8:49 PM, May 25, 2006  

  • Thanks for the kind words guys, it really feels good :)

    Sorry about the psd permission problem, it is fixed now, and I uploaded the psd for the iPod photo too, so it's time to start playing around :)

    By Blogger Julius, at 12:00 AM, May 26, 2006  

  • I just had to come back man, cause this theme just does my head in. I've been digging rockbox and the features, but haven't been completely blown away. It's still a little buggy, and the port to ipod has a ways to go, but now that I have it looking like this, none of that matters!

    You've done a stellar job, and I have to say on a side note, as far as copyright goes, I'm sure Microsoft would be more than happy to see their intellectual works on an Apple product.

    My only gripe, and it goes to the patches that are necessary for the larger toolbar, is that the onscreen keyboard is cutoff. That thing needs some work for ipod too, it's tiny and only takes up 2/3 of the ipod video screen.

    Those jellyfish are reminiscent of Digital Blasphemy. If you wanted some more themes, you could easily pop one of those behind it.

    Oh, and if the little clock in the corner could actually update, that would be unreal too.

    Anyhoo, great work, keep it up, can't wait to see what you come out with next.

    By Blogger Stev, at 3:36 AM, May 26, 2006  

  • Hi Steve, I'm happy that you find your way to rockbox :) I know there are some glitches which have to be ironed out, but overall it works pretty good, and it's a lot more useful than the original apple firmware, and the best thing is that you can always change anything you want, which is a must for me :)

    Regarding the onscreen keyboard, could you please give me more info where I should look for that bug, I don't really use it, I just tried it out with the Text Editor plugin and everything was fine, so it would be great if you could give me more info on this one.

    Thanks for the note regarding the jellyfish, I added a note to the copyright and linked it to their page.

    Regarding the clock in the corner, for the moment I don't think there is a way for doing such a thing, maybe I could make some changes in the rockbox wps code, but I prefer not to do so because rockbox is under heavy development and I cant keep the patch synchronized and there is already a lot going on on the playback screen :) but the idea is pretty good and I promise I will implement it as soon as it gets a bit easier :)

    Thanks for all your comments/ideas/notes!

    By Blogger Julius, at 12:14 PM, May 27, 2006  

  • Yeah, I had a feeling the clock in the corner would be pretty tricky. I thought I'd throw it out there cause it would definitely be cool, but it's totally a minor issue and I wouldn't worry about recoding Rockbox just for it - plenty of time to get to that stuff :)

    As far as the onscreen keyboard goes, the text editor seems to work fine because it loads its own background and doesn't show the status bar at all. The best place to check this is under 'Manage Settings' from the Main Menu, then write CFG file. Another option would be 'Search by Artist' if you have your view set to 'ID3 Database'.

    I don't really use the onscreen keyboard all that much, so it's far from a dealbreaker, but if these patches are going to be incorporated into a daily build (which I think they should be) then it will be something that will need to be addressed.

    Thanks for your time.

    By Blogger Stev, at 10:29 PM, May 28, 2006  

  • This is by far the best theme for ipod video. I really do love it. GREAT JOB!!!! If you happen to have more backdrops for your themes could you release those too... that would be awesome. Now when are they going to implement song ratings in rockbox... I need to filter out my music :)

    By Anonymous Mr. C, at 10:30 AM, May 29, 2006  

  • Very nice theme but a slight problem. The on screen keyboard has been pushed up and is not currently usable. Can you see if you can fix that for us. Please and thanks

    -Jon

    By Blogger Jon, at 9:00 PM, May 30, 2006  

  • Hi Jon,

    The OnScreen keyboard should be fixed now, and I added AlbumArt support to my builds and themes to, just download them again and enjoy.

    Get all from here:
    http://solutions-i.org/julius/rockbox/

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 3:55 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • Any chance of making a 4g-color version?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:36 AM, June 14, 2006  

  • Isn't that the ipod color? if yes :) you can get the
    4g ver from here

    By Blogger Julius, at 6:55 AM, June 14, 2006  

  • hey, your link here in

    "So you can download the whole package with all themes here"

    is broken, nice themes though- now all rockbox needs to do is implement video, and I will never have to use the apple firmware again.ive got rid of windows, 1 down 1 to go :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:55 PM, June 17, 2006  

  • Thanks Anonymous for the notification! Now everything should be fine.

    By Blogger Julius, at 12:45 AM, June 18, 2006  

  • wow this is really cool i tricked my friend into thinking my ipod had windows on it (hes not very computery).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:22 AM, June 22, 2006  

  • Can someone please help me! I'm only 15 and i'm not very experienced with this stuff. Can someone tell me how to put this theme on my iPod Photo. (Keep it simple Please!)

    Thank You

    Josh

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:35 PM, July 03, 2006  

  • Hi Josh,

    First of all you should have rockbox on your ipod, do you have it? if don't see here for install instructions:
    for Windows:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodInstallation
    for Linux:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodInstallationFromLinux

    After you successfully installed rockbox on your ipod, just download jbuild from here:
    http://solutions-i.org/julius/rockbox/
    (you should download the rockbox-jbuild-YYYYMMDD-ipodphoto.zip)
    and unzip this to your ipod. When unzipping it should ask you to overwrite the files, and be sure that you say yes to it.

    After this download the theme package from:
    http://solutions-i.org/julius/rockbox/themes/
    (you should look for jBlackGlass-ipodphoto-YYYYMMDD.tar.gz) and unpack it to your ipod.

    That should be all, hope this works out for you.
    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 1:35 AM, July 04, 2006  

  • Hello everyone. First of all, congratulations for your hard work. You know we all appreciate it very much.
    I have a doubt here. I can´t find a way to put the album art working. I have your prebuild installed, and i know I have the covers as I had it before putting rockbox. If you can explain me how to solve this, i would be really pleased.
    Thank you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM, July 16, 2006  

  • Hi Anonymous,

    Hmm, I'm not sure what could be wrong, please be sure you have cover.bmp in the same directory in which you have your mp3s, and the bmp should be a 24-bit bitmap with no compression.

    I hope this will fix your problem, but if there is something in jbuild you could test it out by trying other prebuiled binary which has support for covers, and if that works then the bug is in jbuild, otherwise something is wrong with your bmps (or at least I think so).

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 7:44 AM, July 18, 2006  

  • WOW! I LOVE this theme! Thank you, its great! I modifeid it a bit myself and chnaged the backgrounds and moved the text over since I dont use album art and its just perfect! Looks great!

    By Anonymous RaiderX, at 12:33 PM, July 21, 2006  

  • THis is the best WPS i have seen!!
    any chance of one being modified for the H300??

    By Blogger Nickc, at 8:35 PM, July 28, 2006  

  • Thanks for a KILLER theme! This looks really good. Better than any other theme Ive seen so far and *much* nicer than the original iPod design. Especailly with album art working!
    Thanks again

    By Anonymous Matt, at 4:11 AM, August 01, 2006  

  • Thank you very much! the theme is f****** great! One question though; how do I put an album art?

    By Anonymous Ari, at 12:43 PM, August 21, 2006  

  • Hi there, mate!
    Everything looks good, i've got one problem though : (
    Everything on my ipod seems to have collapsed to the left (video ipod)
    And the main menu is right up the top, touching the little bar thing that you have...
    Any way of fixing this?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:04 AM, August 29, 2006  

  • Hi Guys,

    Lets start answering your questions:
    Nickc
    I think the ipodphoto ver of the theme should work just great on the H300, did you try it out? (get it from here)

    Ari
    For the album art please see the album art patch details found here

    Anonymous
    It seems you aren't using the custom rockbox builds, please be sure to use or Senab's or my builds

    Hope this helps guys, write me if there is anything.
    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 12:27 PM, August 30, 2006  

  • hmmm.. the patches dont seem to work anymore :/

    The new build must not allow it or something, Ive tried to use your custom binaries many times and still ti wont work :( hope for a fix soon :)

    By Anonymous RaiderX, at 7:05 PM, September 14, 2006  

  • Great theme, Excellent work.
    Questions: I installed your themes while using the standeard rockbox build not your custom build. Do I have to go thru the whole uninstall/re-install process again or is there a faster way?
    Also, the track info (track name, artist, etc) is not showing up. What am I missing?

    Thanks in advance.

    By Anonymous boogie_doggie, at 11:57 AM, September 16, 2006  

  • pls forgive the poor newbie...
    I found and downloaded the manual, it answered my questions. Now loving your themes even more...

    By Anonymous boogie_doggie, at 2:12 PM, September 17, 2006  

  • Hi RaiderX,

    Please make sure you downloaded the latest builds and the latest theme packages because the themes were changed too with the latest builds. I hope this fixes your problems.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 6:08 AM, September 27, 2006  

  • Hey Julius, great theme man. I'm thinking (very deeply) about installing Rockbox on my iPod and this theme is really appealing to me (#2 is the Clix theme). So, now, considering that previous statement, I am a totaly n00b with these patches and stuff, which leads me to humbly ask, do you have a "build" (as I see its called) with the album art capabilities? I really appreciate any help, I'd love to do this Rockbox thing, but I'm very attatched to my album art... Thank you :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 AM, October 02, 2006  

  • This is amazing. GREAT JOB.
    Hoping to see more of your skins.

    P.S. How do you apply patches?

    By Anonymous L[0ne]R, at 4:40 PM, October 05, 2006  

  • Excellent themes! Senab's site is dead for good and I saw that your latest binaries are from Sept. Any plans to create new builds that include fast scrolling?

    Thanks!

    By Anonymous Jack, at 10:37 AM, November 01, 2006  

  • I've got the newest version and binaries, latest build of Rockbox... how do I get album art working? I'm still seeing the crazy calendar/calculator thingie on the left side of the Now Playing screen. Thanks mang!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:56 PM, November 02, 2006  

  • Hi,

    Love your theme but im having some trouble, same sort of problems as boogie_doggie
    does anyone know where i can find the manual, ive got rockbox on my ipod just having some trouble configuring the themes etc

    Thanks

    By Anonymous Lazzaman123, at 11:04 AM, November 18, 2006  

  • Problem solved sorry!

    this helped:

    After you successfully installed rockbox on your ipod, just download jbuild from here:
    http://solutions-i.org/julius/rockbox/
    (you should download the rockbox-jbuild-YYYYMMDD-ipodphoto.zip)
    and unzip this to your ipod. When unzipping it should ask you to overwrite the files, and be sure that you say yes to it.

    After this download the theme package from:
    http://solutions-i.org/julius/rockbox/themes/
    (you should look for jBlackGlass-ipodphoto-YYYYMMDD.tar.gz) and unpack it to your ipod.

    Thanks!

    By Anonymous lazzaman123, at 11:11 AM, November 18, 2006  

  • You might want to note that when unpacking jBlackGlass-5g-20060929.tar.gz it needs to be unpacked to the .rockbox directory. I am a newb to rockbox and could not load your theme I was able to load the wps but no themes showed up in my themes list this was due to theme unpacking in the root of the ipod and not in the .rockbox directory. I am most likely not the first to run across this and most likely a simple mistake but you might want to make a note for others like myself. Just like to add thanx for the awsome Theme I am very impressed.
    Thax again,

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:51 AM, November 19, 2006  

  • Ohh now i understand how to put it in ma ipod :D thx alot i love u :D .... but one thing ... y does it freez alot ? i dont know i think cuz i have alots of songs in it mabey ? to many ? :D around 5000

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:27 PM, December 04, 2006  

  • Thanks so much for putting time into such an awesome theme. I have a few questions. first the play/pause menu that you have in your screenshots i cant get to show up. ive downloaded your presets for ipod 5gen. also my track info shows up way up top of the screen in the header bar. any info on this is much appreciated. thanks again!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:53 PM, December 06, 2006  

  • Hi,
    I was just wondering if there was any chance that you would would release an awesome theme like this that would work well on an ipod nano...
    If so, sign me up! but I don't know how tough that would be or what not... just a thought, I know a lot of people who use rockbox on the nano would probably like that.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 7:24 PM, December 10, 2006  

  • edit-
    I am thinking about getting rockbox, and have an ipod nano and this would definately push me towards installing rockbox.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 7:27 PM, December 10, 2006  

  • Hey I'm completely new at this, and I have no idea how to patch these files such as custom_list_position.patch, I've gone through lots of forums and guides on how to do it, but it's all too overwhelmingly confusing i even downloaded some crazy program VMware Player but no luck. if you could explain to me how to apply this patch or at least refer me to a good guide it would be much appreciated.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 PM, December 26, 2006  

  • Hey I'm completely new at this, and I have no idea how to patch these files such as custom_list_position.patch, I've gone through lots of forums and guides on how to do it, but it's all too overwhelmingly confusing i even downloaded some crazy program VMware Player but no luck. if you could explain to me how to apply this patch or at least refer me to a good guide it would be much appreciated. Thanks a bunch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 PM, December 26, 2006  

  • Ahh sorry stupid noob question...but every time I try and load the theme it doesn't work: it says
    "No Partition Found. Insert USB Cable and fix it"
    I've been scouring the forums and I can't find anything to help me out(I have a 5g 30gb iPod); I downloaded the various builds but none of those work either...help please?? Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:46 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • I have the same problem as the guy before me.

    ANy help is appreciated.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:45 PM, December 30, 2006  

  • Could you please make a Build for your themes that can support G5.5 Version 1.2.1

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:18 PM, December 30, 2006  

  • KILLER theme. Thanks so much for creating and maintaining it. I wasn't sure I would like RockBox, but after installing your theme, I deleted the official Apple firmware! Thanks again.

    By Blogger George J., at 3:21 PM, January 01, 2007  

  • I have the same problem with the "no partition found error." Any help with this problem?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:50 PM, January 04, 2007  

  • Hi Guys,

    First of all thanks for all the posts you made and then please accept my apologies for not getting back to you earlier, I really try to do my best to handle my private things too but unfortunately lately there was to much work on me so I wasn't able to get back to you guys.

    Anyway, here is the current situation so you all know about it:
    As you can see I wasn't able to make new builds in the last few months and I think I won't be able to do so in the next few ones too, but after that I hope/think/looks like things will cool down a bit and I will be able to pick up the work again on the rockbox patches/builds because I really miss it, so if you can please wait a bit more and you should have some new builds to play with.

    To the ones who have the "no partition found error" I think there are two things that can happen to you, first of all you arent' using my builds and you are using the themes, or you are using the builds but you have to reset your ipod. Just try to swith the hold button on when you turn your ipod on and that should reset the rockbox settings so that should help (or at least I hope so)

    No regarding future help, I recommend you guys to contact me trhough messenger I may not answer you all the time but you can be sure it will be a lot faster than commenting here and please don't be shy, if I won't answer you in the first just try again tomorrow and so on because there are days when I come home late so even if I have unanswered messenger windows I won't asnwer them because I'm to tired but next day I would do so, so just try again.

    So guys, that would be the situation here, so just wanted to let you know that I'm not dead and I won't let my rockbox patches/themes die either.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 4:45 AM, January 05, 2007  

  • Ok, so i just got rockbox a few days ago and i installed this theme and for some reason when its going this is the screen that i can see.. font is nimbus 14 and this is what it looks like when it is currently playing the song. I really like the way this theme looks can someone help me to fix this?

    http://img481.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ipodhelpbv5.jpg

    By Anonymous R0st3r, at 9:12 PM, January 14, 2007  

  • how do i patch the files ???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:04 AM, January 15, 2007  

  • Hi Roster,

    It seems you aren't using my builds, please note that you need my builds for these themes because they are build on some custom patches that you won't have included in other builds.

    Regarding Anonymous about patching use:
    patch -p1 < patchfile.diff

    and remember google is your friend.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 2:28 AM, January 15, 2007  

  • WOW julius you are THE MAN!!!!
    thanks for creating such awsome rockbox themes you have my deepest profound respect

    By Anonymous zill, at 11:12 AM, January 16, 2007  

  • Ace themes dude, just one question about your custom .rockbox stuff, does it include the iscrobbler log as i can't seem to find the option to turn on logging.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:21 PM, January 16, 2007  

  • Hi Zill & Tristan,

    First thanks for the kind words, I'm happy you like them.

    Regarding the iscrobbler log, hmm, I don't even know what it is :) I know the audioscrobble log or (if I'm right) Last.fm log which is added by default now, but the iscrobbler is unknown for me, but please fell free to download the latest source with all the patches already applied to it from here:
    rockbox-jbuild-source-YYYYMMDD.tar.gz
    and play around a bit if you feel like :)

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 2:39 PM, January 16, 2007  

  • Ah sorry Julius, yes i meant the last.fm log (forgot what it was called in the menus).

    Trying the 20070116 build now and the log has re-appeared, thank you!

    With the album art, does your build pull it from the .mp3 or do i need to save a cover.bmp for each album?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 AM, January 19, 2007  

  • Hi Tristan,

    This is the album art patch that I used:
    http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/3045

    and I think there is still no way to get the album art from the mp3 files so you will have to copy cover.bmp-s to the directories to get it to work.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 8:37 AM, January 23, 2007  

  • Hi, thnx 4 the theme, it´s great !!! The only problem I find is that the text and the icons (battery in eg.)starts on the very top and overlaps the top bar. Also in the music player, I can´t see the song info because the text is placed below the control bar at the bottom. Any sugestion ???
    Thnx in advance.
    Martin Lans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:21 AM, January 23, 2007  

  • Hi Anonymous,

    Are you aware that you have to use my builds instead of the official ones from the rockbox page? if yes and you are sure you are using them then please try to redownload the themes and try again, that should fix your problem.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    ps: regarding the status bar at the top while in menu, that isn't fixed unfortunately, I redid all the patches so they are compatible with other themes too so for now it will be at the top but I hope in not so far future I will be able to add that patch back to the builds.

    By Blogger Julius, at 9:15 AM, January 26, 2007  

  • Hi My Name is Tufic and i those are some nice Themes but the ONLY FUCKING PROBLEM IS!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO PUT THEM ON MY IPOD!!!!!!!!! So can u please send me an e-mail to pin_de_viande@hotmail.com ?

    By Blogger Tufic, at 3:24 AM, January 28, 2007  

  • Hi Tufic,

    Your only fucking problem is that your are to lazy to read the instructions, so again:

    Go here to Install Rockbox:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodInstallationBeta

    Download my build and extract the content to your ipod from here:
    http://pijulius.com/julius/rockbox/

    Download the themes and extract them to the .rockbox/ dir:
    http://pijulius.com/julius/rockbox/themes/

    And if you still aren't able to get it to work, you know, it's not my fucking problem!

    Regards,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 3:47 AM, January 28, 2007  

  • im very new to rockbox i have struggled to get as far as i have setting it up. I have a 5gen 30gb ipod video i have got rockbox but it says its installation is incomplete ".no rockbox directory", i think there is supposed to be a folder called rockbox directory its supposed to be important and i dont have it, so i cant play anything, listen to anything, save the text and backdrops that you have showed. i know this doesnt have much to do with ur topics... but im seriously stuck no one has been able to help me ive tried as many place as i could please if you know how to fix this problem or have a theory im all ears and very grateful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:32 AM, January 29, 2007  

  • Hi Anonymous,

    The problem is that you haven't copied the rockbox to your ipod, so the bootloader is up and running, and that was the harder part of the installation, so just do the following:

    Download the latest rockbox build from here:
    http://build.rockbox.org/dist/build-ipodvideo/rockbox.zip

    and extract the content to your ipod's root directory "/". So you plug your ipod's usb connector to your pc and it should apear on your pc as a usb disc now copy the content of the zip file to this disc.

    now download the fonts:
    http://download.rockbox.org/daily/fonts/rockbox-fonts-20070129.zip

    and extract them to your ipod's root directory too "/" and now unplug your ipod and let it start up and it should now work.

    Now to add music to your ipod just plug back in to your pc and copy the mp3 directories onto your ipod's root directory (again) "/" and the next time you start your ipod the mp3 directories will be shown and you can start navigating between them.

    Now to install my builds/themes you will have to download one of my builds, for e.g. this should work:
    http://pijulius.com/julius/rockbox/rockbox-jbuild-5g-20070120.zip

    and extract the content of the zip file again to your ipod's root directory "/". You will get some warnings about overwriting files, just say yes to them so the files get overwritten.

    Now download for e.g. the jClix theme from here:
    http://pijulius.com/julius/rockbox/themes/jClix-20060930.tar.gz

    and extract the content of this package to your ipod's rockbox directory aka "/.rockbox/" and now restart your ipod and press menu go to "Browse Themes" menu and select one of the jClix themes and it should work.

    I hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 6:00 AM, January 29, 2007  

  • Hi Julius,
    its Anonymous or woody as i am called again it has helped the problem now there are just a few other things now and all should be fine :) now there are 5 things on the start up screen backdrops, fonts, themes, wps and rockbox but the rockbox just restarts this has always been there now the one then had the rocks and other stuff is gone i dont think it can read the .rockbox file in the root of my ipod do u have any suggestions, like would it help/make it worse if i changed the name from .rockbox to say rockbox i have tried putting a name with a . at the front but it just says "type a file name" do you have and suggestions or any one else that would be helpful again
    any suggestions are helpful to me cuz im very new

    thanks
    its easier to call me woody

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:31 AM, January 29, 2007  

  • Hi Its Anonymous/woody again,

    does anyone here know how to get doom and pacbox working and movies working?

    thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:42 PM, January 29, 2007  

  • Hi Woody,

    If you see the directory list it means rockbox is running, so that's a good sign. Now you shouldn see all those directories you describe. Please make sure that you only have a ".rockbox/" directory and a "rockbox.ipod" file and that's it, nothing more nothing less. Now please make sure that you decompress the theme tar.gz file into the ".rockbox/" directory and not on the root directory "/".

    That should solve your problems.

    Cheers,
    Julius

    ps: see here for extras like doom:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockboxExtras

    By Blogger Julius, at 5:03 AM, January 30, 2007  

  • Sup Julius,

    Just wanna say this is a great theme, Rockbox is pretty damn awesome and this theme makes it that much better.

    Thanks,
    Sader

    By Anonymous Sader, at 5:37 AM, January 30, 2007  

  • Oh, to all the other posters and the posters in the future. Please take the time to read the Instructions Julian has posted multiple times. Don't hassle him with questions he's already answered.

    By Anonymous Sader, at 5:40 AM, January 30, 2007  

  • is it compatible with 5.5g video ipods? rockbox works fine on my ipod but i can't seem to get the theme to work. i downloaded all the required files and have your rockbox build. just to check my work, would you be able to go through the installation step by step? i know its probably not what you want to do but youre the only one i can turn to - it would really help me a lot.

    thanks - Alex w.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:13 PM, February 06, 2007  

  • Hi Alex,

    The new builds should work on the 5.5g ver too, I already had confirmations that it really works so I'm not sure about your problem.

    Step by step instructions are over the blog and on the rockbox forum, but just for you here is another one:

    (I asume that you already have some kind of rockox working on your ipod, if you don't please go here for more info)

    1: Redownload all the custom builds from here
    2: Redownload the themes from here
    3: Extract the jbuild package to your ipod's root directory "/" (if asked overwrite all files)
    4: Extract the theme packages to your ipod's .rockbox directory "/.rockbox/"
    5: Disconnect your ipod and when it starts turn the "hold" button on so it resets the ipod settings
    6: Go to the "Browse themes" menu and select the theme which should work just fine
    7: Enjoy :)

    Cheers,
    Julius

    By Blogger Julius, at 12:39 AM, February 08, 2007  

  • thank you so much for the help, the problem was in extracting the .tar file...

    i love the theme - it is SO much better than any other one out there

    thanks again,
    alex

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:46 PM, February 09, 2007  

  • Hi Julius,

    I ´m from Germany and I search a long time now for themes for my I-Pod and now I found your homepage.

    Its great very very great!!!
    Thanx for this I love it.
    And it was so easy with your introduction. (sry for my bad english)


    BASDE from Bavaria GERMANY

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:21 AM, February 12, 2007  

  • Hi Julius,

    I don't know if you're still looking over this blog, but I've got a 5g 30g video ipod. I've double checked the instructions you gave several times and I'm certain I'm doing everything you've said but I still can't seem to get your theme to work. I install/extract the current build, then install/extract your custom build (both to root on the ipod) and then I extract your theme to /rockbox. But when I start up the ipod I get only a "Rockbox" item in the menu which reloads rockbox. If I press menu I get some (but not all) of the system settings. Can't access music at all. Do you have any ideas?

    By Blogger Aaron, at 11:12 AM, March 07, 2007  

  • Hello Julius,

    I just tried out your themes on my 5.5G iPod and they work magnificent! Thanks a lot for creating such awesome looking themes!

    By Blogger Miki01, at 6:07 PM, March 15, 2007  

  • Hey I think these themes are really awesome, very esthetically pleasing. I am having issues with my ipod video. it wont show any details when playing a song. I am new to rockbox so if I don't know what to do. Once again great themes

    By Blogger Brian, at 7:14 PM, March 30, 2007  

  • hey, Can somebody place tell me step by step(from in the begining,posing I have nothing!) because I tried with all your advise but it won't work...
    I'm only 14 and i want it on my Ipod video(30gb)

    thanx

    By Anonymous Lukas, at 2:42 AM, April 09, 2007  

  • -- how do I get these themes onto my iPod video?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:12 AM, May 31, 2007  

  • i'm commenting on lukas... ok go to youtube type in ipod rockbox installation and follow the directions on the 1 that has a red screen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:08 PM, June 14, 2007  

  • hey,

    I recently put your theme on Rockbox, but the icons at the top are still the default icons that are used with the original rockbox firmware.

    i've installed your lastest build, and I've downloaded all the patches, but after several attemps, I can't get the icons to display correctly.

    Is there any way you can teach me how to apply the patches? Do I just need to put them into the root folder of Rockbox? Or is there something else I need to do?

    Thanks!

    -- John

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:37 PM, June 19, 2007  

  • Hi,

    tried to catch you on ICQ as well, no luck though...

    I quite like your themes - great work, thanks!

    Only, in music player, they currently show "June %d, 17:%M"

    I checked the wps and it seems fine, but I also found somewhere that those tags have changed recently
    Do you have any documentation as to what they were changed?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sven

    By Anonymous Sven, at 8:06 AM, June 26, 2007  

  • Hi,

    i've downloaded bootloader from this site, but it's not compiled. What should I do to make a .bin file?

    Thanks!
    Matt

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:35 PM, June 29, 2007  

  • Hi Matt,

    I'm not sure what you mean cos if you downloaded the bootloader from here:
    http://pijulius.com/julius/rockbox/jbootloader-20060630-ipodvideo-BUGGY-WONT-LOAD-ORIGINAL-FIRMWARE.bin

    that is a bin file, but please keep in mind, it is buggy cos it won't load the original firmware, so use it on your own risk :)

    If you downloaded the bootloader patch, you will have to apply it to the rockbox source and compile it, but I'm not sure if it still works cos I didn't work much on it lately.

    Cheers,

    By Blogger Julius, at 3:25 AM, July 01, 2007  

  • hey you rock dude ur latest build stoped the main screen menus from being all cramped and woah your themes rock!! thanks heaps man,

    Nick, NSW, Australia.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:17 AM, July 02, 2007  

  • This theme is just so AWESOME! Even though it's not on my 5.5 30GB iPod (yet) it's still the best I've ever seen!

    Anyway, I'm really new to Rockbox, and I've read every single instruction on here (not sure I've followed them correctly tho).
    I've installed+extracted the 5G jbuild (is there a difference between the 5g64MB??) to replace the rockbox build and then downloaded all the themes to the .rockbox/themes folder.
    I just don't know how to patch the files! Like where do I put them and HOW do I put/set/whatever them? xD
    Julius, I read the reply you made to Roster but frankly I just didn't understand... please forgive my ultimate n00bness! ^-^;

    By Blogger iPoded_Junkie, at 5:31 AM, July 14, 2007  

  • lol sorry I managed to get the theme onto my iPod, didn't need the patches after all, but now whenever I play any song at around 15-25 seconds there's this sudden noise, the music stops, all the text disappears and then this comes up :
    "Undefined instruction [or] Prefetch abort at D71C53B8"

    and after that, this sometimes comes up

    "Data abort at
    4000000E"

    the numbers aren't always the same but they're something like that. Anyway whenever this happens I have to reboot the iPod using menu+select because nothing else works! So how do I get the songs to play? Help!

    By Blogger iPoded_Junkie, at 9:19 AM, July 15, 2007  

  • Hi IPoded_Junkie,

    I don't really know much about the data abort error but it shouldn't happen that's for sure, what build did you install on your ipod? the 64MB version or the 32MB one? what ipod do you have? btw, the difference between the 64MB and the normal one (aka 32MB) is that some of the 5g ipod videos (i think the ones with 60gb hdd) have 64mb memory while the others only 32, so if you don't have a 5g with 60gb hdd use the normal build and not the 64mb one. I think that should fix the problem.

    Regarding new builds as you guys may already noticed I didn't do any lately and there is a reason for it, one is that I the patches that I wrote were picked up by others like Max and so on (Thanks guys for it!) so there are other build which include these patches that you can use, so it may be better if you use those builds and download the theme packages from the rockbox org cos that should be more current.

    Links:
    EvilG Builds
    Rockbox Themes

    Hope this helps.
    Cheers

    By Blogger Julius, at 3:50 AM, July 16, 2007  

  • Yes that's it! Thank you so MUCH! Now I can enjoy jBlackGlass to the utmost! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE MOST BRILLIANT THEME!!! :D

    By Blogger iPoded_Junkie, at 12:23 PM, July 19, 2007  

  • man u r the best,i have seen ur themes on moi friends ipod's and they rock can u pls tell me how to put the thmes into my ipod video(30 gb),cause am totally new to all this,pls help me and can u tell me in detail.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:14 AM, January 23, 2008  

  • Hi Anonymous,

    Unfortunately these themes/patches are soooo outdated so you won't really be able to use them anymore but rockbox seems to be making good progress on the "viewport" patch (at least) so as soon as they have it done I will repost the themes with those changes and you should be able to use them without the need for custom builds, so if you can please hold on for a bit longer till they finish the viewport patch and if you can't just browse around in the rockbox's forum for custom builds and as I know there is a build which has the patches applied but you may need to do some changes yourself to get them running.

    Cheers,

    By Blogger Julius, at 5:48 AM, January 25, 2008  

  • hi, firstly thanks for those great themes! the best i could find so far for my ipod 5g :) but there's an issue i've been suffering. i know you answered here on several times, but will there be an jpeg albumart support for this ? i mean, the answers were outdated, so i just wanna know if it's been made since this time period, and sorry but i couldn't find albumart patched versions of themes, thanks again for those themes,
    Arda

    By Blogger Arda, at 1:14 PM, July 24, 2008  

  • Hi Nice Blog .ipod battery share the characteristics common to Lithium-based technology found in other devices. Like other rechargeable batteries, these batteries may eventually require replacement.

    By Blogger Andreya, at 2:33 AM, December 02, 2008  

  • Wow..this is the BEST theme I've seen so far for Rockbox..I was so exicted to load it up but only to find out it's not updated for RB 3.0..any chance this will be updated?? Thanks!

    By Anonymous Rich, at 10:05 AM, December 29, 2008  

  • whoops..i shoulda mentioned I'm trying to use the 4G one on my iRiver H320..same resolution but I believe they say themes before August 08 won't work in RB 3.0 and will show up as the default RB setting

    By Anonymous Rich, at 10:08 AM, December 29, 2008  

  • Hi Rich,

    Unfortunately as you have already noticed all the rockbox themes are old and unsupported, but you could do a search on rockbox's forum for ports as I know some people have ported this theme over to the new rockbox so hopefully you will find some.

    Cheers,

    By Blogger Julius, at 10:28 AM, December 29, 2008  

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