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Old 10-21-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Copying files off Ipod and having real file names..

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if it is at all possible to copy music files from an Ipod to my computer and at the same time giving them some real file names..

For example my Ipod has 10000 songs on it and I want to move them to /home/music there are a few windows apps for this but as I found out VMware doesn't support Ipods so thats outta the question. So are there any linux apps for it, does gtkpod do the trick or does something have to be created to do this??

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Gtkpod will transfer your music files with actual names to the disk, another application is yamipod though I have not tried it..
Old 10-24-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
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All of the real filenames are held within an xml file on the iPod: I don't remember the exact name or location, but you can either go with the gtkpod method, or you can write a script that should only really amount to: find "XKJD.mp3" (for example), read the xml entry, and rename it with "TheRealFilename.mp3". Have a bit of a look around on the iPod when you have it mounted on the computer, and you'll see what I mean. It'll be within the folder called 'iPod control'. You many have to enable 'view hidden files' - in Gnome, that's Ctrl+H.


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