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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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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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 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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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 /etc/apt/sources.list....
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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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iPod shows more tracks than Library after sync with Banshee

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome Shell 3.2 and Banshee 2.2. Banshee correctly recognizes my 80GB iPod Classic (Model No MB147LLm, Version 1.1.2 PC). I have set Banshee to sync the entire library for ...
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Resetting an Apple ipod shuffle

I am trying to use my Apple ipod shuffle with linux and i can't transfer the music from the pc to the ipod. The ipod always has to be reset using windows. Is there anyway to reset it using Linux?
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Problems copying music to Rhythmbox from ipod

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am working to setup Rhythmbox 3.0.2. I plugged in my ipod nano and the device was properly detected and the music in the device appeared. I then selected all ...
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How do I mount this ipod? fdisk won't even tell me where it is

Trying to mount a 4th gen ipod on Ubuntu 15.10. It shows up in lsusb: Bus 001 Device 009: ID 05ac:1203 Apple, Inc. iPod 4.Gen Grayscale 40G But I don't see anything in fdisk -l: Device ...
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How to transfer songs from Ubuntu PC into iPod touch 5g

I'm having a hard time trying to find a good solution to this problem. I want to transfer songs to my iPod touch 5g just like I can through iTunes in Windows. Is there any method/workaround for this ?...
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Transfer music to ipod

I've been trying to add music to my ipod nano from ubuntu with no luck. I've tried Amarok, kgtpod and Banshee all with the same result: I can add music to the ipod in the program, and it seems to ...
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Smart playlist changes to normal playlist in banshee while syncing to ipod nano.

When I sync my ipod from banshee, the smart playlist becomes normal playlist in my ipod. Also I can only sync one playlist.
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Ipod not recognised in Kubuntu

KUbuntu does not recognize my I Pod does anyone know how I can rectify this?. I have just installed it but have no knowledge of how to rectify this.
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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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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 '/media/029f4818-0a60-...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu with Ipod Touch 6th Gen - Copied songs don't show on device

My wife bought both of my daughters iPod Touch 6th Gens for Christmas. I am able to see the Ipods - they show up in Thunar, Clementine, Rhythmbox, and Banshee. I used Banshee to send 50 songs to ...
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gPodder: “cannot open device” (iPod nano 5G)

I am trying to sync podcasts with my iPod using gPodder, but I keep getting the message "cannot open device". In the preferences, I set the device type on iPod (obviously) and the mount point as "/...
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I want to charge an iPod while in Suspend

Sony Vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 15.04 I am able to suspend and hibernate this laptop in both OSes. Ubuntu will not allow me to use the USB ports to charge my ...
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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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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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Jail breaking on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Chromebook or 'chrubuntu'. I was wondering how to jailbreak my ipod 5 using ios 9.3.1 (latest version) on Ubuntu. I downloaded the blackra1n and pangu jailbreak tool and ...
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iPod Shuffle doesn't mount on ubuntu 15.10

My iPod Shuffle (first generation) doesn't mount on Ubuntu 15.10. I checked other posts and tried this: sudo mount -t /dev/sdb1 /media/IPod But it didn't work. The output of sudo fdisk -l is: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and iPod touch 6th generation: how to transfer music files?

I've tried gtkpod and it doesn't support new ipods like mine. I have ios 9.2.1. All I want to do is put music on my ipod and take music off of my ipod. Please help me!
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iDeviceRestore on Ubuntu?

Has anyone here used idevicerestore on Ubuntu, to restore the os of their idevice (iPod, iPhone, iPad)? I'm having problems with the restore for me, it says... "Unable to connect to device in ...
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Clementine Transcodes Tracks in the Wrong Order

In my pursuit to find a music player that can organize my local music collection well, without being hideous, or have poor playlist capabilities, I've moved to using Clementine. Before I can add some ...
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Cannnot add music to ipod with rhythmbox

I have recently bought a new computer and it's ubuntu. I am still getting used to it but am totally useless with computers. I have downloaded a lot of music onto Rhythmbox, which was working ...
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IPod shuffle playlist

Here's my situation: I have owned an iPod shuffle (4th generation) for a few years now. I love that it is both simple to use, but also supports playlists. I began using Ubuntu with the 14.04 release,...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox not recognizing ipod

I would appreciate any help on this; I have never had a problem with it before. Rhythmbox and Banshee are not recognizing my ipod, and my ipod is telling me there's nothing on it once I disconnect. ...