[svlug] Playing the iTunes Library on Linux?

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Thu Sep 27 10:22:32 PDT 2007


begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 09:06:09PM -0700:
> Quoting Larry Colen (lrc at red4est.com):
> 
> > I ended up selling my 12" powerbook to my girlfriend. I scp'd my
> > iTunes library off of the powerbook onto my Linux desktop machine. I'm
> > sure that there are linux music players that I can just point to all
> > of the mp3 files (any particular reccomendations?), but what I'd
> > really like is one that will handle the iTunes library format, so that
> > I can take advantage of all of the playlists that have been set up.
> > 
> > Does such a program exist?
> 
> Larry --
> 
> I have no idea what the internal format of the proprietary iTunes
> program's library is -- but there's a chance that it uses the same
> structure as is used on the filesystems of iPods, themselves.  _If_
> that's the case, then maybe "gtkpod" can be coaxed into looking there
> rather than onto a USB-attached iPod, which is its actual intended
> usage.  Just a possibility.

It does look as if other people have had this problem.

There's a promising script for Rhythmbox here:
  http://code.google.com/p/itunes-to-rhythmbox-ratings/

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Don Marti                    
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