[linux-audio-user] how to un-ipod some m4a songs.

Brian Dunn job17and9 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 12 21:45:27 EDT 2006


Lee Revell wrote:

>On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 20:58 -0400, paul wisehart wrote:
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>>On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:32:04PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
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>>>Is there an easy way to get the songs off the iPod under Linux?  
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>>I've used gtkpod to get songs off of ipods with both apple and windows
>>formatted ipods, and then used faad/lame to make mp3s.
>>(If the songs are stored as mp3, then obviously no conversion is needed.)
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>Thanks!  I was under the impression it was harder.  Isn't it impossible
>under Windows without a specialized app to mount the partition with the
>audio files and copy them to your hard drive?  Was that just a silly
>iTunes/driver restriction?
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>Lee
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Actually it was a little easier than that for me since i have a complete 
gnome2 instalation with dbus, hal and gvm (gnome-volume-manager).  then 
the iPod is automatcally mounted in /mount/ipod.  all you have to do is 
point gtkpod to it with its menu options and whalah.  I even opted to 
have gtkpod automaicaly open when the iPod is pluged in, and it unmounts 
the iPod when i close it.  and they say linux isn't user friendly.  ;-) 
( is it just me, or is gtkpod 10x faster than iTunes? )

Brian


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