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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 16:47:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hello Fabrice,

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:52:37AM +0100, Fabrice DELENTE wrote:
> > 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
> > gtkpod.
> According to the serial number and Apple.com it's an iPod Shuffle 3rd gen.

I'll save you some time. Those are not supported yet. Database format
was completely changed for the first speaking shuffle models. I've set up
a wiki to analyse the format there: http://shuffle3db.wikispaces.com/
and there are very few unknowns left. I just havn't found the time to
rewrite the database generation/reading code of gnupod yet.

The parts that read and write the iTunesDB and iTunesSD files
are probably the oldest parts of gnupod. Thus the code was written
at a time when there weren't as many different types of iPods around as
there are now.

I.e. the code is not modular at all. In order to make gnupod support
newer generation iPods it would have to be rewritten in a way that allows
to select "which files are generated" and "in which format" depending
on the iPod model selected. ( Currently model selection only really 
matters for resizing cover art graphics. )

If you are interested in writing some code I'll gladly help but I am
currently very busy and I don't have the time to write it myself.


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