Can iPod 4th-gen Shuffles play nicely with Ubuntu?
October 2, 2011 6:36 AM Subscribe
I received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and I'm running Ubuntu. Marriage made in hell?
posted by Currer Belfry to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and would like to use it if I can. I have a 1-GB Sandisk Sansa that plays fairly well with Ubuntu, but the Shuffle is 2 GB...
I'm dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 11.04, and spend most of my time on the Ubuntu side. I've tried iTunes on Vista, uninstalled it after the nth 90-MB update hosed my podcasts, and don't want to go back.
I've tried two players on Ubuntu - Rhythmbox and Floola - and while Rhythmbox sees the Shuffle, I can't get songs to copy over successfully. Floola doesn't see the device at all. N.B. most of my MP3s are homemade or downloaded from free-music sites.
I've looked at UbuntuForums and have seen a variety of responses with general approach suggestions, but I need a step-by-step approach for "dummies." My own question on UbuntuForums has gone unanswered.
Can anyone help? Thanks.