I am trying to get my ipod to work on 11.4.
The ipod is classic 6th gen.
It worked very fine on 11.1, using Amarok 1.4, both to manage my local music and the ipod.
Now I got two issues:
#1 Amarok 2: copy to ipod
Amarok 2 (I leave the rant to another sub-forum!) somewhat works for giving me a local collection scan, but as for copying anything on the ipod, it is clueless.
I get “Apple IPOD” on the left pane on top of local collection. When I try to copy something to it, it gives me a weird dialog box asking how to copy it, what to put in the filename and what subfolder. It also proposes to dump that into /media/IPOD, which is just… wrong, because the correct path seems to be /media/IPOD/something-control/music/f##
Yeah, I can set the music folder in the config of it, but it still give me that silly stuff. Anyway it fails to copy, and when I get it to copy, the ipod won’t list it.
Tried clementine: works very well for the local music scan. But for the ipod, I get the exact same result as with Amarok 2: dumps the files out there…
#2 Amarok 1.4
It works fine to see the content of the ipod, but there is a problem. I am unable to scan my mp3 folder and make a collection with it! Once I select one folder (with just 8 mp3s, to test it), it says “Please be patient…” The progress bar shows nothing. Waited an hour. No result. Flushed the folder ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok, tried again, no difference.
Anyone here got a local collection database working in amarok 1.4 on 11.4 ?
One difference I notice in 1.4 in the configuration of “collection”, at
Settings > config amarok > collection
In 11.1: I have the choice of collection database: sqlite, mysql, postgresql. It is set at sqlite (the default I guess, never touched it).
In 11.4: I don’t even have the “Configure Database” section in “Collection”.
Tried banshee: junk
Tried gtkpod: works to copy to ipod, somewhat, but fails at cover album (and pretty much anything else as well!).