How do I listen to music on my iPod?

openSUSE 12.3
iPod touch

I’d like to have my computer play music on my iPod via Bluetooth. I have a USB Bluetooth dongle (Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0), and the computer has paired with the iPod. However, the iPod does not recognize the computer as a “headset” or similar output device.

Is there a way to have the computer play music from the iPod?

On 06/03/2013 10:26 PM, jimoe666 wrote:
> the iPod does not recognize the computer as a “headset”

though many computers include a place to pug in a headset, a computer
does not normally appear anywhere to be a headset, does it?

anyway, what you wrote above sounds like an iPod problem…what did
their forum suggest?

or, are you asking: How can i make my computer to electronically
appear to be a headset connected to a Bluetooth dongle?

hmmmm…maybe that would be a Bluetooth problem, or maybe another
(among many) Broadcom problems…

in any event, i highly doubt it is either a Linux or openSUSE problem.

does it work if you boot to Windows? Ubuntu? MacOS?


Yes. There are a number of devices that allow music to be transmitted from an iPod to such devices using a Bluetooth connection. I had assumed there was a magic handshake that told the iPod that the device can output sound. And that such magic would be something that needed installing in linux.

this might be of some help . . .

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