is ANYBODY syncing to an iPod ?
... and if so, what distro and application are you using ? So far, I've tried 3 different distros with several apps, in each case I can get to exactly the same point and no further. I've got:
- Scientific Linux 6 (RHEL6) with Rhythmbox 0.12.8
- Fedora 14 with Rhythmbox 0.13.3, Banshee 1.8.1, gtkpod 1.0.0 libgpod 0.7.93
- Ubuntu 10.10 with Rhymbox 0.13.1, Banshee 1.8.0, gtkpod 1.0.0 using libgpod 0.7.93
- iPod is a 6th generation Nano.
The problem seems to have two components.
- If I load songs onto the ipod from iTunes (Win7 and XP), both rhythmbox and Banshee will see them and/or play them. So far, so good.
- I cannot sync songs from either Rhythmbox or Banshee. If I try to sync it to a playlist I've created in either app, it will ACT like it's syncing, I get a progress bar in the app and a syncing message on the ipod, but when i disconnect the ipod says I have no songs. It doesn't seem to matter whether i eject from within the app or 'safely remove device' from the desktop. I get no error messages from either app. If I plug the ipod back in, neither app sees any songs on it.
- When I open gtkpod with the iPod attached, I first get the message: " Warning: The following has occurred: Extended info will not be used." Is it meaningful ? I dunno. I have no idea what it means. I can create a playlist for the ipod within gtkpod, but if I try to copy a song from my music folder to it, I get an warning window with two messages: "import of 'home/phred/music/Coldplay - viva la vida.m4a failed: m4a/m4b/m4p not" and the following track could not be processed (filetype is known but analysis failed): 'home/phred/music/Coldplay - viva la vida.m4a'" I get the impression the first message is truncated but I'm not sure where to look further. The song in question SHOULD be compatible with an iPod - Heck, I imported it FROM an iPod.
Has anybody gotten any further than this ? If so, what distro and app are you using ?