Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Unless I'm completely misunderstanding your situation, there's no need to do that. You can just drag a single song (or album, or selected group etc.) to the ipod. Then hit the "Save Changes" button and you're set. In fact this is the standard way of uploading to the ipod from gtkpod. There is no function equivalent to "synchronize my ipod with my computer", which is why it took me a while to understand it. The various places in the interface that mention "synchronize" are talking about synchronizing the internal gtkpod database with the various data sources, such as your music folders on the computer. Totally non-obvious IMHO but it works once you get used to it. poc
Ok, thanks for the tip, I will try that when next I get my hands on an iPod. I believe there is a fourth one with bad display or something that I may be able to locate when the kids come in from school this afternoon. I should be able to mess with that without worry!
Bear in mind that I have never used one of the devices and am not familiar with their operation, they are mainly an annoyance since it's hard to communicate with a kid with those things in his ears. It's mainly an interesting thing to examine and experiment with ... And I would like to demonstrate that I can manipulate it without Windows! The next logical step would be to transfer the iPod files from my Linux computers to their XP box. Yet another project appears ...