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Old 12-17-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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itunes in linux


Hello
I have just been given an ipod shuffle for my bday. as luck will have it my windows machine died the next day sending it to the techs. Now im on Linux (which i dont mind.. I think linux is so much better but just have to get the hang of it)
Anyways I am already sick of the songs in the ipod and was wondering if there was a way to install Itunes on Linux. I have installed wine and tried to install it ..not successful
I am now currenlty trying to to install through crossoffice.. if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them
Thanks in advance,
Maria
 
Old 12-17-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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I never owned an ipod but if it is like other usb devices just plug it in and turn it on and it should mount itself. And you can add/remove songs as you wish.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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Check out Rhythmbox, it will sync your songs like iTunes. There's no way to install iTunes in Linux. I think CrossOver only works w/ version 4.5 of iTunes, not the newest version(6.01?)
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:36 PM   #4
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Is there anything like rhythmbox or iTunes for KDE?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:58 PM   #5
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uuuummmm.....I've heard that Amarok will also sync w/ an iPod, but I don' know how similar it is to iTunes. Rhythmbox will work in KDE, you'll just need the gtk stuff.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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The main problem is that I am having difficulties getting gstreamer to work. I have downloaded (via yum) but it just doesnt want to play ( I have changed the default engine to gstreamer in Amarok) Also, I have plugged in the ipod but how files are organized is no way humanly understandable.. i think it renames the files so you have no idea of whats actually in there
Maria
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:32 PM   #7
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Hm... it shouldn't rename any files. Anyway, I'll second Rhythmbox, but if gstreamer keeps giving you problems (I myself haven't used it enough to help you there ) there are also some specific ipod-made programs, such as mypod or gtkpod. But Rhythmbox has the best interface.

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Old 12-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #8
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ok i have given up on trying to isntall itunes on linux... and i am now trying to install gtkpod ..the problem is that it requires several libraries..I have downloaded them and "make install" them but the gtkpod installer wont recognize that it has the libraries. DO i need to link them.. if so how do i do that?? please help I am still a newbie at linux... i have looked everywhere on documentation and how to's on how to install gtkpod but they dont seem to help me much
Please
if you find anything let me know
and if you can let me know how to link the libraries?
Thanks
M
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:04 PM   #9
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Are you running the "configure" script before you try a make install? It is generally standard in many (though not all) source packages that you install by

1. running './configure'
2. running 'make'
3. running 'make install'
4. (optional) running 'make clean' (to get rid of unecessary space-hogging files)

Again, this isn't always the case, and sometimes you need to configure things manually. But is this what you did to try and install both gtkpod and its libraries? If you didn't, that could be your problem. It's always a good idea to read (or skim) the "README" and "INSTALL" files in the source directories.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:32 PM   #10
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yeap I have ran the configure scripts including the libraries files.... im loosing hope quickly
I have tried everything now that i could think of
I even tried using amarok as a transporter for the files but the ipod doesnt recognize them and doesnt want to play them i have tried to install itunes via crossoffice and it gives me errors I have tried to install gktpod and no success there..even the program mypod and it seems that i have a problem with the java run time library which is actually properly installed since a while back
Thanks anyways
M
 
Old 12-22-2005, 06:37 PM   #11
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hi,

hey marigb what kind of errors do you get when installing/running gtkpod,
i have gtkpod 0.99.2 isntalled and it works a charm.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 03:32 PM   #12
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Try sharpmusique. It's the itunes for linux alternative. http://nanocrew.net/software/sharpmusique/

http://nanocrew.net/2005/09/17/sharp...e-10/#comments
 
Old 02-07-2006, 04:08 PM   #13
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I never owned an ipod but if it is like other usb devices just plug it in and turn it on and it should mount itself. And you can add/remove songs as you wish.
That's true, but without a properly constructed itunes database you won't be able to actually play the songs that you copy over.
Thus you really need to use a program specifically designed for iPod song transfers.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 04:44 PM   #14
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I thought sharpmusique was just a front-end for the iTunes Media Store? Does it also do music/photo/video transfer?
 
  


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