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Dave Scott
2004-01-02, 03:23
Just a thought - but seeing as people are talking about external drives
/ servers etc wondering what it would take to use an iPod as the
"source" of music.

Currently I have a 30 gig iPod & it strikes me that it is somewhat
pointless filling up my Tibook drive with music when its duplicated on
my iPod. As I use it in manual update mode there is no issues with the
Tibook & iPod auto synching & deleting the music on the iPod.

Main problem I see is trying to figure out the structure of directories
/ making it visible to the Slimpserver ...

As my skills don't lie in that area does any one have any idea how to
approach this ???

After all iTunes will quite happily play music from iPod .. as opposed
to the music on the Tibook

Cheers

Dave Scott

Dave Scott
2004-01-02, 03:46
On 2 Jan 2004, at 18:23, Dave Scott wrote:

> Just a thought - but seeing as people are talking about external
> drives / servers etc wondering what it would take to use an iPod as
> the "source" of music.
>
> Currently I have a 30 gig iPod & it strikes me that it is somewhat
> pointless filling up my Tibook drive with music when its duplicated on
> my iPod. As I use it in manual update mode there is no issues with the
> Tibook & iPod auto synching & deleting the music on the iPod.
>
> Main problem I see is trying to figure out the structure of
> directories / making it visible to the Slimpserver ...
>
> As my skills don't lie in that area does any one have any idea how to
> approach this ???
>
> After all iTunes will quite happily play music from iPod .. as opposed
> to the music on the Tibook
>

Just to throw in some more info

Using terminal:

..../voulmes/"Dave Scott's iPod/ ...

-----> iPod_Control --->

Device (directory)
Music (directory)
iPodPrefs (file)
iTunes (directory) -------->

Deviceinfo
OTGPlaylistInfo
iTunes Temp
iTunes Temp 1
iTunes Temp 2
iTunes Temp 3
iTunes Temp 4
iTunesControl ( appears to be created when ipod first initialised )
iTunesDB ( looks like last updated when I last ripped music )
iTunesEQPresets
iTunesLock
iTunesPlaylists (strangely enough 0 bytes in size )
iTunesPrefs

All the above are files

Hopes this sparks some interest

Music directory contains further subdirectories F00 to F19 which have
the same date as the iTunesDB. Music in each of the subdirectories is
recognisable but on what basis it is stored - I have no idea

Cheers

Dave Scott

Jack Coates
2004-01-02, 09:00
On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 02:23, Dave Scott wrote:
> Just a thought - but seeing as people are talking about external drives
> / servers etc wondering what it would take to use an iPod as the
> "source" of music.
>
> Currently I have a 30 gig iPod & it strikes me that it is somewhat
> pointless filling up my Tibook drive with music when its duplicated on
> my iPod. As I use it in manual update mode there is no issues with the
> Tibook & iPod auto synching & deleting the music on the iPod.

I take it you're not planning on losing or dropping that iPod...
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