Monday, May 7, 2007

iPod Video on Ubuntu

One of the things I found most annoying about switching from Windows to Ubuntu, was the lack of decent iPod connectivity. I use the excellent gtkpod to sync music on Ubuntu, but getting it to work with video involves compiling a special version of the software, thus ruining the automatic updates via synaptic packet manager. Of course, compiling your own software isn't that hard, but I want things to work (almost) out of the box as much as possible. Especially things like adding video to an iPod. Enter Floola: a cross platform iPod connectivity app. It's still in beta, so it might have some quirks, but for adding video to your iPod when you don't have iTunes, it's the best app I've come across so far.

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