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Old 11-08-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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iTunes on Linux through Codeweaver


The latest version of Codeweaver claimed that they can in fact run iTunes on Linux.

However, they point out:

"Soon they will also be able to plug their iPod into their Linux PC for music transfers and other jukebox-related tasks."

OK, so I guess; what's the use of running iTunes on Linux if you can't transfer data to the iPod itself. Am I missing something here?

Thanks for reading this post.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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I had the same initial reaction myself, but you can purchase and play songs with iTunes also. Hopefully the "soon" will be sooner than later

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Old 11-08-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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Great News!!

What do mean by "can't transfer data to the iPod itself."???

AFAIK, You can't transfer [back-up] your songs from the Ipod onto any other medium. But according to a slashdot /. , there are already software's[hack's] available to backup your songs on the Ipod.

http://news.com.com/Apples+iPod+come...03.html?tag=nl

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Old 11-09-2004, 01:19 PM   #4
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has anyone actually used it? is it worth it at this point?

i am thinking about it because i cannot get rhythmbox to play .m4a files, and i want some sort of library program.

you can always use GTKpod for the ipod, it works well enough.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:31 AM   #5
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i thought you could just copy songs straight from your ipod to the computer. Linux sees the ipod as "just another hard drive", right?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 07:40 PM   #6
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it does, however itunes/ipod uses a database to organize the files, it does not use a folder tree. the song info is stored in the tags and the filenames are not artist - song or anything like that. songs are spread across 19 or so folders on the ipod and are indistinguishable except by filesize.

so you need an app like gtkpod [linux] or pod util [win/mac] to read the database.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:16 PM   #7
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is the ipod (Codeweaver + iTune) we are reffering to here in HFS or fat32? or both?

cheers

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Old 11-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #8
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ok, just take a quick look at Codeweaver, i presume it fat32 ipod. correct me if i am wrong.

cheers


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