Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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DeadFishMan
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2006-01-09

That being said, the usual caveats of Apple devices without iTunes apply of course. No software updates, certain filetypes won't transfer


True.

(gtkpod still doesn't support the transfer of video nor audiobooks properly).


Don't know about audiobooks as I personally don't use them but videos DO work! And using GTKPod nonetheless. I just had to make sure to use the AAC enabled version of GTKPod available on Debian Multimedia (I *believe* that Ubuntu ships theirs with AAC support compiled in it). Then it is just a matter of using Handbrake as the encoder for your videos as most other tools never worked satisfactory - to me, anyway. Your mileage may vary, though. Avidemux allegedly works but I never managed to reencode a file that played acceptably on the iPod Touch not even once and Debian has a few wrapper scripts around mencoder and ffmpeg that claim to be able to reencode such videos as well.

I've been reencoding some episodes of my anime and TV shows collections to watch on the iPod and so far it has been working great.

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