Subject: Re: decent mp3 players supported by open source tools?
To: David Rio Deiros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/2005 15:39:51
In message <20050304201154.GA993@toto.eracks.com>, David Rio Deiros writes:
>> The problem is that the iPod does need some magic -- there are various
>> metafiles that have to be presen. I don't know about most other MP3
>> players, which is why I asked.
>gtkpod deals with all that stuff. Unfortunatelly doesn't seem to be in
>the pkgsrc tree so you have to compile by hand.
I've heard from others that gtkpod doesn't work that well. One friend
-- a long-time FreeBSD users -- is actually running Windows a fair
amount now, just to feed his iPod.
There are other issues, too, such as the fact that iPod minis don't
work as USB disks on NetBSD. But that's an ancient thread.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb