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[Bug-gnupod] ipod shuffle doesn't play mp3 files using a Db created by g

From: Martin Rasp
Subject: [Bug-gnupod] ipod shuffle doesn't play mp3 files using a Db created by gnupod_INIT
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 23:35:16 +0100
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I created a new GNUtunesDB on my iPod shuffle 1GB and
added some mp3 songs. Instead of playing them both the
green and orange LED were blinking alternately.

When adding mp3 files by iTunes everything is fine.
So it seems to me the database created by gnupod_INIT
isn't made for iPod shuffle.

As the shuffle uses a different database format, do I have to create the 
database by using an undocumented option? How is the iPod type detected 

distro: Debian 3.1
gnupod: 0.98-1 (Debian Sarge package)

Here is the output of my procedure:

speedy:/tmp# mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sde1
mkfs.vfat 2.10 (22 Sep 2003)

speedy:/tmp# gnupod_INIT -m /mnt/ipod/
gnupod_INIT.pl 0.98 (C) Adrian Ulrich

Your iPod is mounted at /mnt/ipod/, ok ?
This tool creates the default directory tree on your iPod
and creates an *empty* GNUtunesDB (..or convert your old
iTunesDB to a new GNUtunesDB).

You only have to use this command if
    -> You never used GNUpod with this iPod
 or -> You did an 'rm -rf' on your iPod

btw: use 'gnupod_addsong -m /mnt/ipod/ --restore'
     if you lost your songs on the iPod after using
     gnupod_INIT.pl (..but this won't happen, because
     this tool has no bugs ;) )

Hit ENTER to continue or CTRL+C to abort

Creating directory structure on /mnt/ipod/

> AppFolders:
> Music folders:
> No 'Limit' file created or deleted..
> Creating dummy files
No iTunesDB found, running mktunes.pl
mktunes.pl 0.98 (C) Adrian Ulrich
> Parsing XML and creating FileDB
> Creating playlists:
> Writing iTunesDB...
> Fixing iTunesSD...
> Updating Sync-Status
You can now umount your iPod. [Files: 0]
 - May the iPod be with you!

   Your iPod is now ready for GNUpod :)


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