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Re: n00b questions about ipods and linux (fedora 6 and 7)

Dean S. Messing wrote:
I am thinking about buying a 160 GB iPod for my daughter for her
approaching golden birthday (she's turning 18).

I know _zero_ about iPods (or any other external device toys).

My daughter is a budding classical concert pianist getting ready to go
off to Music Conservatory.  She wants to use the iPod for studying the
various pieces of music she's working on.

We have a large classical music library.  Until now, I've ripped the
individual pieces she's working on from the CDs onto our home
computer.  Then she uses Xmms to listen. With Xmms she can move back
in a piece by small amounts, &c, for musical and stylistic analysis.

I now want to get her an iPod and be able to _easily_ put this music
onto it via Linux (we have only Linux machines.)

Are there tools in Fedora 6 or 7 that allow this?  As I say, I'm a
genuine n00b here.  What are the linux/iPod limitations, if any?  If
you are using a 160 GB iPod with Fedora, I'd like to hear about it.

I've had good luck using Amarok (which I believe uses kpod internally?) but I also installed Rockbox to replace the normal iPod software. It doesn't overwrite the iPod software and I can still boot to it if I want to. My main reason is for OGG support which my whole library is encoded in.

Not that your daughter would be interested, but I also like that I can play Doom on it now :) Although it is not very playable on my greyscale screen.


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