3rd Generation iPod Nano write support?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 18 02:42:44 UTC 2009

On 03/17/2009 03:56 PM, Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 01:15:31PM -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> You might want to have a look at the links I provided.
> I didn't see anything to really contradict what my experiences have
> been. 
> The closest to getting a fully working iTunes set up on Ubuntu, quote:
> "An unofficial plugin for the Banshee Player supports the store but
> needs to be obtained from subversion and compiled. There is also no
> guarantee it will work with changes to the itunes store. You can also
> use Wine or CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office to install the Windows
> version of iTunes on Ubuntu (note that support for Itunes on both of
> these platforms is widely limited). This will allow you to buy iTunes
> songs on Linux and listen to them. However, be aware that the
> purchased songs will be useless outside of iTunes or an iPod, because
> they are encrypted for the purpose of restricting their use. Because
> of this restriction, it is a better idea to buy and rip CDs, or
> purchase music from sites that offer unencrypted MP3 or OGG files."
> I have no problem mounting my ipod, moving music to/from it, etc. In
> fact, I use gtkpod for that. I love em both. The problems are the
> proprietary formats that are one degree of problem or another. Most of
> what I have is a dead duck if its not being played by the ipod or
> somebody else's Mac/MS system. The problem is iTunes+Linux, its a PITA
> at best. gtkpod can read the iTunesDB but nothing in Linux will
> actually play the iTunes stuff (the real new stuff may be a little
> less encumbered but its still not mp3 or a reasonable format).

Again I don't have one, have you tried gtkpod-aac? Note: I'm not just
throwing out links (:-) as I'm interested as well; my son dualboots to
WinXP when he uses his ipod so I'm interested learning how to help him
use his ipod with Ubuntu.

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