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?