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iPod on an XO?

Postby patrik » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:23 pm

So Grandpa wants to give Daughter his iPod - is there much hope of managing this on her XO? If so, would it be useful/necessary to use an external USB drive to store the audio files?

A complicating factor would be my ignorance of Linux terminology. I'm a long-time Mac user, which I'm guessing will be of little help here. :cry:

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[Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby Ian Daniher » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:41 pm

Patrik,
I have successfully used my Ipod as a portable hard drive for use with the xo. Currently Linux applications lack support for the latest version of Ipod. It however may be feasible, in the future, to port a standard linux media program to the XO. Based on the limited space of the xo, a portable hard drive would be necessary.
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On Jan 2, 2008 4:23 PM, patrik <peripherals@lists.laptop.org (peripherals@lists.laptop.org)> wrote:

So Grandpa wants to give Daughter his iPod - is there much hope of managing this on her XO? If so, would it be useful/necessary to use an external USB drive to store the audio files?

A complicating factor would be my ignorance of Linux terminology. I'm a long-time Mac user, which I'm guessing will be of little help here. [Crying or Very sad]

TIA!





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[Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby mburns » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:44 pm

At present, there is no easily installed iTunes-like activity that can manage your music and properly sync your iPod. Banshee and Amarok are two programs that run on Linux that can do this, but they have not been ported to OLPC yet.

On Jan 2, 2008 1:41 PM, Ian Daniher <it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)> wrote:
Patrik,
I have successfully used my Ipod as a portable hard drive for use with the xo. Currently Linux applications lack support for the latest version of Ipod. It however may be feasible, in the future, to port a standard linux media program to the XO. Based on the limited space of the xo, a portable hard drive would be necessary.
--Ian


On Jan 2, 2008 4:23 PM, patrik <peripherals@lists.laptop.org (peripherals@lists.laptop.org)> wrote:

So Grandpa wants to give Daughter his iPod - is there much hope of managing this on her XO? If so, would it be useful/necessary to use an external USB drive to store the audio files?

A complicating factor would be my ignorance of Linux terminology. I'm a long-time Mac user, which I'm guessing will be of little help here. [Crying or Very sad]

TIA!





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Re: [Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby patrik » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:09 pm

mburns wrote:At present, there is no easily installed iTunes-like activity that can manage your music and properly sync your iPod. Banshee and Amarok are two programs that run on Linux that can do this, but they have not been ported to OLPC yet.

An offline acquaintance suggested gtkpod - would that fall into the "not easily installed" or the "can't do this" category?

I realize MP3 players don't really fall under the original intent of the XO; I'm just trying to ascertain how best to accommodate generous family members while avoiding the XO being dumped in favor of Mom's laptop being perpetually "borrowed"... :?

Thank you everyone!

ETA: I believe Grandpa's iPod is one generation back - with video (unnecessary for Daughter's use), but not the newest model.
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[Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby Ian Daniher » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:29 pm

patrik,
GTKpod may be sugarizeable at a later date, until then it may be able to be run from the command line.
I will look at the possibilities later today.
Best of luck,
--Ian

On Jan 2, 2008 5:09 PM, patrik < peripherals@lists.laptop.org (peripherals@lists.laptop.org)> wrote:


mburns wrote:
At present, there is no easily installed iTunes-like activity that can manage your music and properly sync your iPod. Banshee and Amarok are two programs that run on Linux that can do this, but they have not been ported to OLPC yet.


An offline acquaintance suggested gtkpod - would that fall into the "not easily installed" or the "can't do this" category?

I realize MP3 players don't really fall under the original intent of the XO; I'm just trying to ascertain how best to accommodate generous family members while avoiding the XO being dumped in favor of Mom's laptop being perpetually "borrowed"... :?

Thank you everyone!






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Re: [Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby patrik » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:00 pm

Ian Daniher wrote:patrik,
GTKpod may be sugarizeable at a later date, until then it may be able to be run from the command line.
I will look at the possibilities later today.
Best of luck,
--Ian

Daughter thanks you, Grandpa thanks you, *I* thank you!
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[Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby Ian Daniher » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:15 pm

patrik,
I have GTKpod successfully running on the XO.
If you pm me on the IRC Channel or give me your email address, I can walk you through it at your convenience.
Best wishes,
--Ian

On Jan 2, 2008 5:28 PM, Ian Daniher <it.daniher@gmail.com (it.daniher@gmail.com)> wrote:
patrik,
GTKpod may be sugarizeable at a later date, until then it may be able to be run from the command line.
I will look at the possibilities later today.
Best of luck,
--Ian


On Jan 2, 2008 5:09 PM, patrik < peripherals@lists.laptop.org (peripherals@lists.laptop.org)> wrote:


mburns wrote:
At present, there is no easily installed iTunes-like activity that can manage your music and properly sync your iPod. Banshee and Amarok are two programs that run on Linux that can do this, but they have not been ported to OLPC yet.


An offline acquaintance suggested gtkpod - would that fall into the "not easily installed" or the "can't do this" category?

I realize MP3 players don't really fall under the original intent of the XO; I'm just trying to ascertain how best to accommodate generous family members while avoiding the XO being dumped in favor of Mom's laptop being perpetually "borrowed"... :?

Thank you everyone!






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[Peripherals] iPod on an XO?

Postby sverma » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:53 pm

Ian Daniher wrote:
patrik,
I have GTKpod successfully running on the XO.
If you pm me on the IRC Channel or give me your email address, I can
walk you through it at your convenience.
Best wishes,
--Ian


Can you put up instructions on the wiki?

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Re: iPod on an XO?

Postby raven-gm » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:14 am

sverma wrote:Ian Daniher wrote:
patrik,
I have GTKpod successfully running on the XO.
If you pm me on the IRC Channel or give me your email address, I can
walk you through it at your convenience.
Best wishes,
--Ian


Can you put up instructions on the wiki?

Sameer

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I second that motion. I would really like to be able to change songs on my ipod and whatnot on this thing.

oh, and in addition, can I play mp3s on this thing? And if I can, how?
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