[clug] using an ipod under linux...

Nathan O'Sullivan nathan at mammoth.com.au
Fri Jul 27 02:24:18 GMT 2007

I use amarok on my Ubuntu Gnome desktop and am pretty happy with it; to
me its clearly better than rhythmbox. 

In 'Removable Drives and Media Preferences' I set portable media player
command to amarok. With this I plug in iPod and amarok opens.I then just
find the new MP3s I want to put on iPod, drag it onto the 'Devices'
button on the left-hand vertical strip. Can then click on Devices and
hit Transfer, which is about as foolproof as I need.

That said, I have a HDD based iPod so I basically never delete from iPod
so I cant say if its easy or not.


On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 10:59 +1000, Nemo wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I recently found myself the owner of a shiny new ipod shuffle. Does anyone have any experiencing using an ipod under linux and can throw tips and program suggestions? 
> What I've found so far:
> * gnupod is commandline and I'm wanting to avoid that at the moment... 
> * gtkpod interface is clunky, but seems basically functional. The mp3's are renamed to obfuscated names on the ipod (they are visible as mp3's when the ipod is viewed as a thumbdrive)
> * rhythmbox keeps filenames sane (I like that), has a decent enough UI, but seems to lose track of my music library by degrees pretty regularly. (this may be an unrelated bug, as I've had a few files corrupted recently!)
> * amarok I've not yet looked at, but it has good google review karma. 
> Can the list collective consciousness offer any insights or advice?
> :)
> -Nemo

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