Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing .ogg With An IPod ?

Jul 27, 2011

I know that iDevices do not support OGG, but on Ubuntu 10.10 when I synced my iPod Touch with Banshee, it would convert my music (all .ogg) and then sync it to the iPod without changing the original files. Now I'm on Kubuntu 11.04 (still using Banshee, I prefer it over Amarok) but when I try to sync now I just get errors saying .ogg is not supported. How can I fix this? I'd rather not convert all my music into .mp3 because (a) It goes against my free software values and (b) it would take forever.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing An IPod Nano With Banshee?

Jan 19, 2010

I am trying to get working properly with Ubuntu. Currently I am trying to get it to work with Banshee.Originally, my girlfriend connected it to iTunes running under Windows, and configured it and loaded music, photos and podcasts onto it. Unfortunately for her, the Windows machine had a hardware failure, and there is no other PC running real Windows for her to use. I have some Windows Virtual Machines on my Ubuntu server, but there are known problems passing through the iPod USB connection to a KVM Virtual Machine.

I tried iTunes under Wine (using the PlayOnLinux software to install and configure), but that also doesn't work (also apparently a known problem).So I am left with getting the iPod working with real native Ubuntu software. I tried Rhythmbox, but that doesn't seem to support writing to an iPod. Then I tried Banshee, which claims to be able to do it all.Banshee can connect to the iPod, and I can load music and videos onto the iPod, but:Banshee cannot see any of the music already on the iPod (loaded with ITunes),The iPod cannot see any of the files (music or video, nor any new Playlists) loaded by Banshee. The files are there (I can see them by browsing the iPod device with Nautilus), and they are certainly taking up storage space, but they do not show up when using the iPod directly.It is as if there are 2 iPods: the real iPod, and a virtual iPod accessed by Banshee.

I am running Banshee 1.6 Beta 3 (1.5.2), on Jaunty (9.04).When I first connected the iPod to Banshee it told me that, because the device had been used with a new version of iTunes, the media catalogue would have to be rebuilt, to which I agreed. I am starting to suspect that there are now 2 media catalogues on the iPod, one being used by Banshee, and the other by the iPod iteslf.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing IPod With Banshee Merely Copy The Songs Onto Partition?

Dec 6, 2010

A friend of mine has a 1st generation iPod touch, and wants to switch completely to linux, but is concerned how the songs currently on his iPod will be handled when he switches. He has many songs that are only on the iPod; he has purchased them from the iTunes store directly on the device, not through iTunes on his computer.

When he syncs his iPod with Banshee, will Banshee merely copy the songs onto his linux partition? Is there any chance that Banshee will remove the songs from his iPod? He obviously dosen't want to lose any of his music. A slightly lesser concern as well... will Banshee be able to play these protected files?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing IPhone - What Media Player Is Easiest To Sync With IPod

Dec 13, 2010

syncing my iPod with Ubuntu. I have already imported all my music from my iPhone to Banshee..:

1. What media player is easiest to sync your iPod with? I've tried doing it in Banshee but it always messes up.

2. new media player or banshee and instructions how to sync my iPod with it?

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Ubuntu :: HFS+ IPod Not Syncing Correctly?

Feb 3, 2010

Being tired of my FAT32 partitions on my 80GB Classic, I had it reformatted on a Macintosh to HFS+ (Mac-formatted) at the Apple Store. As per the abundance of threads online, I also had them disable journaling through the Mac's Disk Utility and it appeared it was ready for Ubuntu. I added the UUID to fstab to allow write privileges. Due to the issues I heard with getting it to mount in Banshee on 64-bit Karmic Koala, I used the killall -9 nautilus command and successfully got Banshee to read and mount the iPod. After syncing my iPod, I verified that the content successfully transferred as the disk was now showing a large portion of the drive in use (presumably from the new media). After disconnecting my iPod, from both Banshee and from Nautilus, the iPod presumably safely unmounts and disconnects giving me the okay to unplug it. Whether I unplug it or not, after the OK to Disconnect progress bar completes, the iPod freezes (showing the silver Apple logo). After a while, it seems to turn itself back on, but doesn't show any media on the device. In fact, when I select 'About', it shows 0GB used and 0GB free (strange!).

I've been to the Apple Store about three times to have them reformat it and start over as I keep thinking I'm doing something wrong along the way. The data seems to be ON the iPod as I can play it back through Banshee (and on GTKpod), but the iPod menu itself doesn't seem to recognize anything and I can't access the music through the iPod. I think the iPod database may be corrupted, but I don't understand why this is not corrected with a full restore and why I seem to be able to access the music through Ubuntu.

(P.s. I do NOT want to have to go back to a Windows-formatted, FAT32, iPod.)

(P.p.s. I changed the permissions to my user rather than the 99 or something it was before. Also, whenever I load the iPod in Banshee, it shows all the songs on the iPod.)

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Syncing An IPod Touch / IPhone / IPad?

Mar 31, 2011

is there a program OTHER than using WINE and iTunes that I can use to sync my iPod Touch with my Ubuntu 10.10 machine? I still have Vista as a Dual Boot

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Connect 2nd Gen Ipod To Xubuntu And Import Music Collection Onto The Ipod?

Aug 20, 2010

I am trying to connect my 2nd Gen Ipod to Xubuntu and import my music collection onto the Ipod. I am having real problems with this. Rhythm Box does not recognise the Ipod with the plug-in, I have tried Amarok, but each time I tried to open it, it just crashed, tried sending a bug report but that did not want to work. I have also tried Exaile with the Ipod plug-in but when you go to the device manager you can click on the Ipod but nothing happens. I have tried looking at the Exaile forums but this seems to be a problem for others as well. The Ipod mounts ok, now a bit stuck.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Get Ipod Touch Working With The Gtkpod Ipod Manager?

Jan 13, 2010

Its a dell e510 with about a gig of ram. I'm struggling to get my ipod touch working with the gtkpod ipod manager. At this point my ipod shows on my desktop when i connect it via usb. I cannot set up the repository for it in gtkpod because i dont know the location its mounting to. if its mounting at all. so my question is. how can i tell where my ipod is being mounted? I dont have a clue what to look for in the terminal results for "df -a"

But this is what i get:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 152357444 65577992 79040140 46% /
proc 0 0 0 - /proc
none 0 0 0 - /sys


Edit : Itouch = first generation 8gb Edit 2: I would like to create a sticky thread that helps new users answer questions about ipods. Will a moderator please let me know what i should include in their opinion? ex. using wine to run itunes, gtkpod and how to set it up, using mm players like banshee and songbird... what version of ubuntu works best with the ipods.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: IPod Touch Not Connecting With Gtkpod IPod Manager

Mar 24, 2010

I've been trying to get my iPod touch (8GB, jailbroken) to connect with gtkpod iPod manager. But whenever I try to load the iPod I get this message.


iPod Database Import Failed: 'illegal seek offset 0 (length 4) in file '/media/ipod/test/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB'.'

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Transferring Ipod Audiobooks (m4b) Files To Ipod

Apr 19, 2010

tranferring Ipod audiobooks (m4b) files to my Ipod. I can't get them to transfer with GTKpod or Rhythmbox. I did manage to get a file copied, but it didn't show up on the Ipod.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Get Ipod Nano 3rd Gen 4gig To Sync With Rhythm Box Or Sync Rhythm Box Back To The Ipod?

Jan 9, 2010

able to get an I pod nano 3rd gen 4gig to sync with Rhythm box or sync rhythm box back to the Ipod?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing The Video To Iphone?

May 11, 2010

lucid is running great. rhythmbox is doing a great job of syncing audio with my iphone. however, what is the best way to sync video? i've tried dragging and dropping video files from nautilus to the iphone icon in rhythmbox...but that doesn't seem to work.how to sync video?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing Music Player Libraries?

Feb 26, 2010

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 7, and I have all my music files on an external hard drive that I read from both OSes. When in Windows 7, I use iTunes as my music player. Does anyone know of a way to keep the ratings, primarily, and play counts as a bonus quest, synced between iTunes and a Linux music player, whether it's Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok, or some other player. This is the number one feature I'd like so I'll switch to using almost any music player if I can have this.

If there's a way to import ratings from iTunes that's a start, but that's more of a one time thing. I might be able to write a script that does this importing regularly but what I'd really like is a seamless way to keep the ratings between the two music players synced. I know I can use Amarok or Banshee on Windows and that might make what I'm trying to do easier, but for other reasons I need to keep using iTunes on Windows.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Rhythmbox Syncing IPhone Playlists?

Jun 27, 2010

Basically, I want to be able to cerate a playlist in Rythmbox and transfer it onto my iPhone.When I try to do this it looks like it syncs, but it never appears on my phone. Normal transferring of songs works fine. Is it possible to do this?I'm using Lucid and firmware v 3.1.3 on an iphone 2g.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Syncing Lights To Music Videos ?

Mar 18, 2011

I would like to do is as the subject says, I want to take a music video and then sync several light channels to the music video.

I would like dimming control of the lights as you would have with a DMX 512 system or even Midi. In which the light programming is done in a choreographed sequencing pattern, much like many Midi "piano roll" based editing software.

In a nutshell I would like to do what the Windows program "Vixen" Christmas lighting control program does, but within Linux AND for videos. Sadly Vixen doesn't support syncing to video's at this time...only audio. Another thing is that Vixen also doesn't work with Wine, so it is a no go in Linux.

I would hope that by now there is some kind of video program that does permit syncing to external output devices.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Android / Banshee Crashes On Syncing Playlists

Nov 17, 2010

I used to be able to sync my music with HTC Hero and Banshee, but when I upgraded to 2.1 quite a while back banshee seems to crash. I now have a Nexus One (Android 2.2) and that does the same. (no longer have the Hero). They both seem to crash Banshee when it gets to syncing the playlists (every time), music syncs fine. Does anyone else on 2.1 or 2.2 have this problem or is it just me? (been doing searches every now and then since the Hero update but cant find anything).

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Ubuntu :: Another Firmware Option For IPod Besides Actual IPod Software

May 31, 2010

somewhere on this site i saw a link for another firmware option for the ipod besides the actual ipod software. can someone direct me to the link possibly?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Bad Sync IPod

Aug 15, 2010

Whenever I try to sync music to my iPod nano 5th gen the songs dont sync. Ive been trying to use Banshee since I couldnt delete songs using Rythembox. The problem though is that it says its syncing, the songs are transferring, and all that good stuff but when I go to look at my music theres nothing in there.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Converting AVI To MP4 For IPod?

Nov 6, 2010

The problem is the only video codec that iPod touches can playback is MP4. My Psych episodes are AVIs. I've heard of and used mencoder to change video codecs before, but I'd have no idea how to write my own script for it. What I was thinking of doing is using Avidemux to convert it? Open the AVI in adivemux Switch the video to MP4 Mpeg-4 switch the audio to MP3 lame

Honestly i'm not too firmiliar with codecs and containers but its telling me that rather than Xvid(which i think it was previously) the video codec is MP4 and the audio is MP3, and the container is AVI. First of all is this correct? Did i get the codec/container right?

Secondly will this work on my iTouch? I guess dealing with AVIs as a container is ok as long as the video codec is MP4? rather than like OGG or something? Ugh i'm so confused, i've just been rambling..

Ok. First of all do i have codecs/containers down? Am i correct with my assumptions? Second, I am correct that the CODEC is the problem, it must be MP4 to play back on the iPod? the container being AVI has nothing to do with it? (i'm basing this off of the fact that i know the only "codec" iPods can playback is MP4)

Edit: are there any other possible ways to convert an AVI to an MP4?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: IPod Touch 4th Gen With OS 4.1

Feb 22, 2011

I know there are a few threads on this already, but I don't think they apply to this type model specifically. This link says that the libgpod is not yet current with the hardware.

It also says that it works with iPod Touch 4G's with a lower OS (ex. 4.0.1). Mine came with 4.1, but even after jailbreaking, I cannot get it to sync music.

If I were to downgrade the OS (is this even advisable for this model), would I then be able to sync music in Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Setup An IPod

Mar 29, 2011

I received my very first iPod (iPod Shuffle) as a gift. When I connect the iPod to my Ubuntu 10.10 (64-bit) system, Rhythmbox starts and detects that the iPod hasn't been initialized yet. I haven't connected the iPod to any system running iTunes yet.

I installed Hipo, but it won't run because it can't find "org.freedesktop.Hal". Would it be safe to let Rhythmbox initialize the iPod or should I connect it to iTunes first? The plan is to use iTunes on Windows or Rhythmbox or Hipo or something on Linux to manage music on the iPod.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Does Ipod Need To Be 'initialized' In Itunes?

Jan 6, 2010

I have a new 16GB nano ipod, and I "initialized" it in Rhythmbox. I added about 6GB of music into it (via Rhythmbox).When I eject and disconnect the ipod, it tells me that 6GB are occupied, but the music directory says that it's empty. Does the ipod need to be "initialized" in itunes? I have another ipod that was first used in itunes and it never gave me any issues with Rhythmbox.I have two machines running Ubuntu 9.10. I can't get itunes working with wine, and I don't have a mac or a windows machine.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Can't Rename Ipod Shuffle?

Jan 6, 2010

my friend just got an Ipod touch, so he gave me his old shuffle. So when I got home, I plugged it in, and it mounted fine. Then I tried to rename it, but when I right click on the icon, the "Rename" option is grayed out. How do I rename it then?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Ipod Touch Not Being Recognized At All?

Jan 18, 2010

connecting my ipod touch (Version 1.1.5). When I plug the ipod in, ubuntu doesnt recognize it at all, not even as a camera. It will however charge it up. Ive tried Hipo and Amarok but neither of them do anything as well. I am running Ubuntu 9.10.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Banshee Not Picking Up Ipod?

Feb 1, 2010

I'm using kubuntu 9.10 and I know there was a thread a while back about someone having the same problem with ubuntu. Unfortunately I can't get the ubuntu solution to work with kubuntu

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Ipod Nano 3g With Banshee?

Feb 21, 2010

after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 banshee does not see my Ipod anymore, which is a nano video 3g one. Rhythmbox works though, gtkpod not. I thought I had to install libgpod-dev and libgpod2, but the second library is not available anymore in synaptic. I have installed libgpod4, libgpod-common, -dev.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Ipod Shuffle Without ITunes?

Apr 8, 2010

I just got a new iPod shuffle (pink 4th gen model #A1271). I want to use this without windows or mac (both of which I do not have access to)

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: World's First Invisible Ipod?

Apr 25, 2010

i'm being slightly sarcastic i think it's safe to say i'm doing something wrong but i'm just at a loss as to what. as it stands banshee - doesn't recognise ipod songbird - doesn't handle album art and overwrites ALL existing art floola - doesn't support new itunes database rhythmbox - doesn't handle album art hipo - doesn't find ipod gtkpod - doesn't find ipod yamipod - doesn't handle album art

so it's not entirely invisible, i will confess i've spent the past 2 hours trying to work out why banshee, hipo and gtkpod all don't see the ipod when songbird, rhythmbox and yamipod do. podsleuth tells me it can't find any ipods, even on a rescan - when i've got the ipod connected. if i select "properties" on the Ipod when it's connected, i get this ..[URL].. it's frustrating because it drives me back to windows every time so i can use sharepod again, and invariably start all over again re-doing all the album art - again.

i've got a backup of all my music that i took directly from the ipod - it's on a seperate hard drive, so i can only hope and pray that sharepod writes out the album art as well.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: IPod Nano 3G Unsynchable In 10.04

May 4, 2010

My iPod Nano 3G, which used to work perfectly in 9.10, doesn't seem to work in 10.04. It's detected by Ubuntu and Rhythmbox, but Rhythmbox can't see what's on it and you can't synch to it. Banshee doesn't even detect it at all. I thought iPod compatibility had been improved for this release, not gotten worse? Anyway, what can I do to troubleshoot and hopefully fix the problem?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Ipod Shuffle Not Detected?

May 21, 2010

I've had my ipod, it would auto detect fine with gtkpod and load perfectly.
Now, as of a couple days ago, my computer won't even detect my ipod..

It's a 2nd Generation Shuffle and I'm running Lucid Lynx.

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