Questions about using the portable media player Apple iPod with Ubuntu.

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Syncing Ipod Shuffle

Hello i've tried to sync my ipod shuffle (latest gen) for 2 hours now... I've tried banshee (I can put music on my device but not listening to it, "use itunes blablabla"), I've tried gtkpod (not ...
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Can't Sync iPod Touch (5th Generation) Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to sync my iTouch 5G with Rythmbox or Banshee, I get an error saying: "Unhandled Lockdown error (-256)" This is a new iPod and I really want to sync it with my Linux box.
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Moving from iTunes to Rhythmbox

I am about to start moving my iTunes collection from my MacBook Pro to my Ubuntu PC and Rhythmbox. I have a few questions before I begin, Can I migrate over my playlists and song play counts? I ...
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Banshee will not import media since 12.04 upgrade

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my AMD64 Desktop which has been happily importing media from my iPod 5th gen into Banshee with no problem all year. After installing 12.04 all Banshee does is remember ipod ...
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Unable to access or mount iPod touch [Ubuntu 14.04]

On attaching the iPod touch Ubuntu throws a message "Unable to mount [name]'s iPod touch" with a sub message: "Unable to connect." I have been unable to pinpoint any specific troubleshooting or ...
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Failure to succesfully sync an iPod using Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 14.04

After a day of trying to figure out how to get this sync going I found out a few things: For some reason there has been a lot of trouble syncing iPods with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 14.04, lots of people ...
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Unable To Initialize 5th Generation ipod Touch on GTKpod or Rythmbox

Running UBUNTU 14.04 LTS Cant add music to brand new ipod touch 5th gen 16 GB Is ipod touch model "ME643LL/A" not supported by either GTKpod or Rythmbox? When i run gtk ipod manager a message ...
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Ubuntu doesn't mount iPod

I cannot access my iPod files even though the iPod is found by Ubuntu. Output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen Output of dmesg [ 118.991968] usb 2-1.2: ...
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is it possible to use an ipod classic3G as external disk with ubuntu 12.04?

I have an ipod classic 30GB. It is partitioned with Apple HFS. Can I use it as an external drive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? to sudo fdisk -l I get: Disk /dev/sda: 8006 MB, 8006926336 bytes 247 heads, ...
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Is it possible to use `musique` to sync with an iPod?

I was reading online about a program called musique, so I installed it. It's quite a lot better than rhythmbox in my opinion. The only thing is I can't find a way to sync it with my iPod, make ...
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Ipod Classic 80GB will not synch in Rythmbox or Banshee etc in Ubuntu 13.04

I have tried getting my Ipod Classic 80GB to synch in Rythmbox or Banshee, running on Ubuntu 13.04. Rythmbox crashed, Banshee starts but then seems to get stuck. This is a new installation and has had ...
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Most appropriate setup to share music and playlists accross a network?

I have a home network with the following setup: A QNAP NAS (has a DAAP server) A server/media center with XBMC 2 laptops (Linux) 1 desktop (Linux) Android phone iPod For a couple of years I haven't ...
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How do I get my ipod to conect using libmobiledevice

So I have tried all the basic things to install including sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa All it does is report 'command not found'. Entering the command sudo gedit ...
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How do I install UControl

How do I install UControl from http://www.negusoft.com/index.php/ucontrol-downloads It comes in a tar.gz. I unpacked it and tried fallowing the readme but am getting nowhere. What are the steps to ...
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How do I Export a playlist to iPod using Audacious?

I try exporting playlists to my iPod using Audacious but it asks me to type in a file name Also, is there a better way to add music to my ipod? I am running Lubuntu
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How do I hook up my iPod with iTunes?

I have a Apple Ipod 30GB. I need to run it on Lubuntu 14.04 with full functionallity. Can I run iTunes on Lubuntu 14.04. If so, how?
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gPodder not recognising iPod classic

In the past (on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), I used gPodder without any problems to download and sync my podcasts with my iPod classic, however, now on Ubuntu 13.10 and with gPodder 3.5.1, my iPod is simply not ...
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Inherited 2nd Gen Ipod Nano - cannot delete iPod music

I have acquired (legitimately) a 2nd gen ipod nano. It is full with music not to my taste. When I open it up in Rhythmbox I am unable to delete the existing iPod music.
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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Managing iPod in Ubuntu 12.04, using rhythmbox

When i try to use rhythmbox to add or remove songs from my iPod which is : lsusb: Bus 002 Device 006: ID 05ac:1265 Apple, Inc. iPod Nano 5.Gen I get: Error opening file ...
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Compatibility problems in Ubuntu

Just wondering if there any ways around the compatibility problems on Ubuntu, such as using an Ipod, printer etc? My last questions which was similar in vein someone answered by pointing me to a ...
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How to sync/upload lossless music to iOS/iPod devices using Ubuntu?

It's cool that it's easy to sync Ogg/Mp3/AAC music to the iPod/iPhone/iPad using Rhytmbox or Banshee, but I'm wondering that is it possible to upload lossless music somehow? As far as I know, none of ...
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How to set iPod tracks to remember playback position

I've tried using Banshee, Amarok, and Rhythmbox, and so far I've been unable to set the "Remember Playback Position" property of some files. In iTunes this was done through the "Get Info" menu but I ...
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Get music on iPod Touch iOS 6.1.3

I just got my sister to use Ubuntu, but now I have a really big problem, I promised her that syncing music would work with only drag and drop with Rhythmbox, because that is how I do with my iPod Nano ...
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Sync music to ipod 4g

I want to sync music to ipod 4g device, without the use of itunes in ubuntu 10.04, I used to do this with gtkpod until gtkpod stopped supporting fourth generation ipods. I tried to setup itunes with ...
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How do I control compression level for ipod rhythmbox

Where do I control the compression level and format for songs being re-compressed for storage on my iPod from Rhythmbox?
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Rhythmbox transcoding ALAC files on the fly when syncing ipod (and I don't want it to!)

I use Rhythmbox from the gnome3 ppa (not the one from the main repository because of this bug) on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have an iPod nano 4th gen. Almost my entire music library is in ALAC (Apple ...
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4th gen. iPod Touch and Syncing with Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 12.1

I recently set-up a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.1 and Windows 8 on my Asus Vivobook. I have a 4th gen. iPod Touch that I'd like to sync with Rhythmbox but unfortunately it will not sync my music. When I ...
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Recommendation of device+software to listen to audible.com audiobook

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and I am searching for some way to easily, and legally listen to audible.com audiobooks in an external device. I have an 2008 second generation iPod shuffle (which I gained as a ...
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Ipod Suddenly Stopped Working With Ubuntu

Until recently, my ipod has connected to Ubuntu with no problems, but a couple days ago it is no longer able to do so. The ipod mounts when connected, but it mounts to a random folder in /tmp and is ...
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Upgrade to 14.04, Banshee behaves differently with podcasts on iPod

I upgraded to 14.04 recently, and when I used Banshee to add a podcast I had downloaded to my iPod, it added it to the "podcasts" section. Before I had upgraded, the podcasts I had added to my iPod ...
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ipod touch 2g not mounting on ubuntu 14.04

When I connect & try to mount ipod nautilus shows "Unable to access ipod touch. Unable to connect". What can I do?
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mpd/ncmpcpp music database synchronization with iPod Classic (possible)?

Is there any option/possibility, to synchronize my mpd/ncmpcpp music database as it is organized natively through ncmpcpp (mainly playlists) with an iPod Classic. Can someone please shed some light ...
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Is there any way to enable voice over for iPod not using iTunes?

I have an iPod shuffle which works fine: I can add and remove songs via Rhythmbox. According to Apple page my iPod is able to talk the name of the songs: Give your songs a voice. Say you’re ...
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How can I get Rhythmbox to support 7th Gen iPod Nano?

I recently purchased a 7th Generation iPod Nano, and I try to get it to sync to Rhythmbox, but it only supports iPod Nano up to 6th Gen, and I don't know how to change that. I tried upgrading my ...
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iPod Classic 160GB 6th gen (2nd rev)

Is there a way to sync a 6th gen iPod classic 160GB with Ubuntu? I have tried libgtk with Rhythmbox and Banshee but it doesn't work, the songs are synced but it messes up the database, songs don't ...
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Rhythmbox file transfer to ipod

Using 12.04 and 4th gen iPod touch. Rhythmbox sees the iPod and can play songs from it. when I dragged a folder of songs to the pod, I got a progress bar and time elapsed. But when I unmounted the ...
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iPod Touch 1st Gen not mounting and not visible in Rhythmbox

On Ubuntu 14.10, freshly installed and updated, my iPod Touch 1st is not mounted and not visible in Rhythmbox. According to most documentation and discussion, it is supposed to "just" work. When the ...
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Help mounting ipod touch gen 4

I cannot access my ipod touch in any way. It's generation 4, 8gb, and recently reset. It's not showing up at all, there are no messages shown when I plug it in. This is the output when I plug it in ...
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My iPod Touch won't sync with Rhythmbox

My sister gave me her old 3rd gen iPod touch since it is completely useless to her and I wanted to use it has a replacement to cd's in my car. Every time I plug it in ubuntu asks if I want to open it ...
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All Ubuntu media players crash upon connecting iPod. How to fix?

So I just downloaded the latest Ubuntu (14.10) today. I've fiddled with it somewhat and everything is running fine except that every time I try to use my iPod with a media player, it crashes the ...
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Rhythmbox and iPod Shuffle (4th gen) volume

Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I ...
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Is there a relatively easy way to load an ipot with ubuntu?

I apologize if this was already answered. I am new to ubuntu and dont spend a whole lot of time on a computer. However, I was wondering if there is an easy way to load an ipod with ubuntu. I have ...
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Ipod syncing with 14.04?

Anyone have any fixes for this? I have tried to do this in Rhythmbox but I don;t even have the option to work on my Ipod as it doesn't show up. I read about Banshee and tried that. So now the Ipod ...
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How To Synchronize iPod

I have seen several YouTube videos on how to do this. Could you, from your experiences with Ubuntu, give me the best way to do the above? Thank you.
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Would I be able to synch my iPods under Ubuntu 14.04?

Would I be able to synch my iPod under Ubuntu 14.04?
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Ipod nano charging

I followed the directions here And when that did not work I followed the directions here When I do "ipad_charge" terminal says "command not found" If it makes any difference, I am on 64 bit.
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ipod sync rythmbox not working

While I know there is a wide array of logistical problems that come with the territory, I am presently unable to find nay help with my particular problem. Presently I am using a Jailbroken Ipod Touch ...
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Why can a system admin not mount iPod while nonadmin can?

I can connect my iPod touch 4th generation (running iOS 6) to my Ubuntu 12.04, but I get this Lockdown error as it tries to mount the device when I'm logged in as an admin. But it mounts just fine ...
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Why are all my books chapters mixed up with Rhythmbox?

I have moved a book from Rhythmbox to my iPod Classic. In Rhythmbox the chapters are following each other. On the iPod they are in a random order. Why? Shuffle is off.