Re: [linux-audio-user] how to un-ipod some m4a songs.

From: Lee A. Azzarello <lee@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Apr 17 2006 - 20:47:46 EEST

----- paul wisehart <listreader@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:32:04PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > Is there an easy way to get the songs off the iPod under Linux?
> I've used gtkpod to get songs off of ipods with both apple and
> windows
> formatted ipods, and then used faad/lame to make mp3s.
> (If the songs are stored as mp3, then obviously no conversion is
> needed.)

I'm a fan of the dir2ogg script in Debian for converting a directory of many other codecs to ogg/vorbis and keeping metadata. Also, if you would like to go the other way around I modified the mp32ogg script to do ogg->mp3 and renamed it "ipod hammer" since I changed it quite a lot. This is useful for example if you have a large collection of riped music in ogg/vorbis format and would like to share it with someone who only has an ipod. It's lossy, so sound quality is effected. It is obviously a band-aid until Apple gets their head out of their ass and listens to their customers who want a real open source codec.

Download it here. Email me any issues. I'll be making a Debian package sometime soon.

Received on Tue Apr 18 00:15:02 2006

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