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Old 12-30-2006, 02:15 PM   #1
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How can I store music on my iPod only?


I've been using linux for a while now, and have been running ubuntu on my laptop for the past 3 months. While I've gotten used to it, I'm missing something - I'm still making a 2hour journey to my parent's home to manage my iPod library through iTunes on my old windows desktop machine.

I'd like to manage the music on my iPod using a linux system, preferably without sync'ing - I have a problem in that my iPod is a 60Gb beast, while my laptop only has 40Gb of space.

I like iTunes because I've got everything in one place - podcast aggregation, file conversion (mp3 to AAC), easy tag/music management. I'm hoping to find something similar, but which won't need to sync with my HDD. It would be great if the software ran off my iPod directly, and only used my laptop as a gateway to the internet for podcast collection.

I've recently looked at YamiPod, which looked like the perfect option apart from that it won't play any of my music and decides to crash all the time. Fair play to the developers though - its a great idea and a wonderful bit of software, but it doesn't work for me.

Can anyone provide suggestions on how i can manage my iPod on my ubuntu system, and save me a journey?

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Old 12-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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Google 'Linux ipod manage' brought up this Wikipedia page comparing iPod managers as the first item :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._iPod_Managers

It also looks like it's possible to get some older versions of iTunes to run under wine.

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=1347

Note that I don't own an iPod, nor do I ever intend to, so I can't tell you what your best option is.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:36 AM   #3
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Thanks. Had a look at the wikipedia page. Floola seems to be a lot like YamiPod, and actually works. Shame it won't aggregate podcasts and annoys you for a donation and feedback at every close, even though you've already given some.

I'll keep playing, and hopefully will get somewhere with this one.

Any other advice is welcome!
 
Old 12-31-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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amaroK can manage Ipods but I have no idea just how well it works, or if it will run afowl of a copy protection system built by apple because you're manageing you're Ipod in two diffrent places.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 06:56 PM   #5
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I'm more concerned about filling my laptop with music/audio files when my ipod should store all that without the need to sync. Makes more sense, and if I'm pushed I'm pretty sure I could get a copy of all my music again - i could even back-up to DVD regularly if needed.

So, a better question would be - is there software that will download podcasts directly to my ipod, and only when my ipod is connected?
 
  


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