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    usb over ip question


    I want use AWS ec2 Cloud Computing on Xubuntu 12.04 as an alternative when I need a Windows 7 for software that Wine doesn't support.

    So I learned how to set it up with a Terminal Client Server I installed via Ubuntu Software Center.

    As a test I decided to download iTunes.

    However I found an issue. The Terminal Client Viewer doesn't connect natively to USB devices such as an iPod.

    I searched and googled "USB over IP" and found several alternatives, some are supposedly free via GNU.

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    Does anyone know how to connect an AWS ec2 virtual Windows 7 desktop with iTunes and an iPod?

    Are there any suggested virtual desktops anyone can recommend?

    Can a virtual desktop connect to outside usb devices such as an external storage hardrive or android smartphone or tablet or an iphone, ipod or ipad?

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    Running a VM under an EC2 VM? Well, if they let you run Virtual Box as the VMM, then you might be able to connect to a USB device; however, since this is at least 2 or 3 levels of indirection from the physical device to the system software, I doubt it.
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    Thanks for the reply. I have decided to abandon the idea. I have found other work arounds to suit my needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animaguy View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I have decided to abandon the idea. I have found other work arounds to suit my needs.
    Care to elaborate?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    The reason why I wanted to connect to an itouch and iphone is because I own the two devices and so that I can use those devices to view tutorial videos on the bus and during down time at work. At first I thought it was necessary to have a direct connection to itunes in order to load videos, music and podcasts. But I have a 32gb android that I am currently using.

    I really don't want to waste anymore research time on this subject. It is too inefficient for now.

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    Ok. You should be able to connect the ipod touch or iphone to the usb on your linux system and transfer audio and video files to it, treating it like a disc drive. You may have to convert them to a compatible format first, but ffmpeg and other tools on linux will deal with that very easily.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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