Page 2 of 2

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:28 pm
by worker201
iTunes actually converts to m4a, if you ask it to. I think the iPod just uploads the songs, in whatever format they are in. So it's possible to have an iPod/iTunes system with only mp3 music. Thus, no problem doing it in Linux.

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:26 pm
by cdhgold
i finally re-visited this decision now that my wife has been recently converted to a linux user asked for a mp3 player for Christmas after much research went with the SanDisk 8GB Sansa Fuze MP3 Player just FYI follow up

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:06 pm
by Void Main
Cool. How's it working for you? Actually you probably don't know yet since it's a Christmas present. :) I had bought an ipod for my boy as that is what he wanted. Turns out it interfaces very nicely with amarok. He seems to like it.

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:23 pm
by cdhgold
just ordered it from web about 10 minutes before posting will let you know how it goes she uses ubuntu

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:22 pm
by TheQuirk
I use an iPod classic with Fedora 10 and all I have to do is plug it in and open Amarok (or gtkpod or whatever).

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:14 am
by Void Main
TheQuirk wrote:I use an iPod classic with Fedora 10 and all I have to do is plug it in and open Amarok (or gtkpod or whatever).
Did you downgrade your Amarok to 1.4? I didn't think the new 2.x Amarok that ships with F10 had iPod support. I had to downgrade to get it to work for my son. I don't like the new Amarok at all but the old one was great. The new one is missing half the features of the old one.

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:43 pm
by TheQuirk
no, I'm using the Amarok that shipped with Fedora. maybe it got support in an update or something.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:37 am
by cdhgold
UPDATE: the sansa fuze is working great ..wife loves it .. and it works flawlessly with rhythmbox .. shows up as SANSA FUZE and just drag and drop to it like any other usb device .. even did a rsync to populate it