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Re^2: ipod-backup

by Ctrl-z (Friar)
on Oct 26, 2005 at 00:04 UTC ( [id://502906] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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The restored files are all screwed up. Mis-labled songs, overlapping songs, etc...

On my iPod, the tracks are stored in a seemingly random grouping in several folders - like some kind of hash table. The track names are truncated, but the mp3 data is not "overlapped" (is that what you meant?). Maybe your iPod used the Apple HFS+ filesystem? If that is the case, all I can do is point you at the Gnupod/Linux kernel 2.6 references in the POD. Sorry.

If the mp3 data is ok, then you might be able to use the import_ipod function to read the binary iTunesDB restored off the ipod. Just point $ipod_itunesdb at the restored iTunesDB. The original caveats still apply though...

Check out the Gnupod link - it is written in perl, by people who have actually studied the iPod. They could be able to advise you further.

Good luck, man. /msg me if you need more help.

time was, I could move my arms like a bird and...

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Re^3: ipod-backup
by shiza (Hermit) on Oct 26, 2005 at 00:41 UTC