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    Plugin: Ipod Control

    RR already has a neat Ipod playing system. Browse the Ipod by Artist, Album, Songs. All by reading the ItunesDB file. I was thinking about taking it a step further for CF. Giving the option to copy files from the Ipod to the Carputer. I'm sure you could also have it go the other way, but the Ipod has a strange naming convention that would need more looking into. I can start coding the plugin if I could get someone to work on the skin. I am horrible with graphics. Anyone else out there use ipods? I've got the nano and figured it would be a great way to get files back and forth from my main computer to the carputer.

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    i think a plugin for ipod control would be awesome. however i don't think you'll have any luck at all getting files on/off the device. afaik apple is completely closed off keeping syncing the iPod exclusively with gayTunes ... if you do come up with a tool to get files on/off the iPod you're likely to be sued by the white giant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    i think a plugin for ipod control would be awesome. however i don't think you'll have any luck at all getting files on/off the device. afaik apple is completely closed off keeping syncing the iPod exclusively with gayTunes ... if you do come up with a tool to get files on/off the iPod you're likely to be sued by the white giant.
    There are several third-party programs which allow copying to and from the iPod. Look at anapod explorer, ephpod, yamipod, etc.
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    Are those skinnables? (or at least open source so we can start skinning)

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    man was i wrong ... it seems there's a ton of options for getting files on/off your iPod ... there's even one for winamp http://www.mlipod.com/

    thanks for the info kbyrd ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    man was i wrong ... it seems there's a ton of options for getting files on/off your iPod ... there's even one for winamp http://www.mlipod.com/

    thanks for the info kbyrd ...
    IIRC, the basic problem isn't hard, just parse an XML file which contains all the tag info plus a path to the music file.
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    Its actually very simple to play and copy songs off the ipod. The hard part has been putting into a plug-in.

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    I would still LOVE to see this as an accessible part of the Library in CF - I've got 3 systems to keep synced, and it would make my life a LOT easier if I could just plug in my iPod and know that I've got all my newest music in the same place.

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    I second that!
    Ipod integration on CF is the only thing preventing me from using CF I don't want to browse the ipod's filesystem, I want CF to be able to read the ipod/itunes DB and provide the metadata from the id3 tags (artist, songname, album etc.. AND the embedded albom art...)
    If CF would have such an option I'll be the first to buy it!

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    Syncing the music would be nice, but not a huge issue for me. I think that just a way to control an attached iPod would be a HUGE benefit. I have many friends who have their own iPods that may want to play their stuff while they ride with me (however I may not want to sync their stuff with mine)

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