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Old 04-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Amarok 2.5 not recognizing ipod


Is ipod support broken in Amarok 2.5? I am running Slackware64 -current and Clementine recognizes my ipod but Amarok does not. The ipod is an 80 gb model at least 3 years old and used to work under Amarok in previous versions. As I understand KDE is no longer using Hal, could this be related? Any suggestions?

I could use Clementine but I would prefer not to as there is some strange behavior where the music I transfer to my ipod is sorted strangely.
Old 04-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Jeeze, 3 days.
I guess you're stuck with me...:^)

I can't speak to Clementine, Amarok, or even KDE for that matter, but I recently had to learn to access a friends ipod, and all I needed to install was:
libimobiledevice, libtasn1, usbmuxd, and used gtkpod to access it. Works great! (Not sure if I really needed libtasn1 though).

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, yeah I have most of those installed to access it via Clementine. I guess I will try out gtkpod but it is a shame since I would prefer to use amarok. Maybe I will install an older version of amarok to see if that would work and try the next release of amarok.
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You can try this worked for my ipod touch 2nd generation
Connect your ipod touch to Linux
Old 04-28-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Thanks, but my ipod is detected and shows up in dolphin and thunar and even Clementine but the issue I would like to resolve is getting it recognized in Amarok.
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BoydRice, have you managed to solve your problem? I'm in exactly the same situation with a first gen iPod touch using Amarok 2.5 and libgpod 0.8.2.

Amarok 2.6 will be released in a few weeks, and it has a completely re-written iPod plugin. Perhaps that's the answer, but I don't have the energy to compile it now to test.


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