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Re: [Bug-gnupod] "Please use iTunes" after mktunes.pl

From: H. Langos
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnupod] "Please use iTunes" after mktunes.pl
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:46:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 07:15:27PM +0100, Fabrice DELENTE wrote:
> Hello.
> I used gtkpod to put files on my iPod (serial number 4H0172PLALB), but
> gtkpod is buggy and segfaults regularly.
> I then found gnupod, and gave it a try. I found it very useful; I
> edited the /iPod/iPod_Control/.gnupod/GNUtunesDB.xml file to change
> the playlist, and then used mktunes.pl to generate the DB file needed
> by the iPod (if I understood correctly).
> However, it changed the name of the playlist(? not sure, but instead
> of "iPod" for the playlist name in gtkpod, I now get gnupod-0.99.8)
> but much worse, I can't listen to the music since a voice tells me
> "please use iTunes to sync this iPod" or something like that.
> Did I do something wrong, or is it a bug?

Hello Fabrice,

I think you might have an iPod that isn't supported by gnupod yet.
Please note that gnupod is way behind on the hardware that it supports.
So if your device is newer than aroubd 2008 you might have to stick to


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