[clug] using an ipod under linux...
wombat at nemo.house.cx
Sun Jul 29 23:16:57 GMT 2007
> Nemo <clug at nemo.house.cx> wrote:
>> * gnupod is commandline and I'm wanting to avoid that at the moment...
LOL. I've been managing my music collection on commandline for too long,
but I'm also wanting smart playlists, etc. No point doing it half-arsed :)
>> * The mp3's are renamed to obfuscated names on the ipod
> Welcome to the world of iPods. They seem to treat the filesystem names
> as a database index. Maybe Apple caught the Microsoft disease and aren't
> capable of separating a file or it's contents from it's name.
It vaguelly annoys me cos the only technical reason I can see for renaming
the files is to ensure filename compatability to the fs on the iPod (which
on the shuffle is fat32 only)
> I'd go with "Don't get an iPod", but I guess that advice is too late for
> someone who already has one.
But at least it was free :)
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