gPodder may require you to jailbreak your iPod. This is due to restrictions set by Apple. To find out how to do this, click here. Additionally, you’re gonna have to install libgpod v0.6.0 or newer.
- Jailbreak your iPod touch (tested with iPod touch 1G and Firmware 3.1.3)
- Open Cydia and install OpenSSH and MobileTerminal (see the “OpenSSH Access How-To” and “Root Password How-To” sections there)
- Change your root password (e.g. by logging in as “root” with password “alpine” via SSH and using “passwd” to change the root pw)
ipod-convenience from the Ubuntu repositories (you can also manually mount your iPod via SSHFS)
- See also: iPhone help for Ubuntu
- Mount your iPod via sshfs or GVFS (Ctrl+L in Nautilus, then
- Sync to the mountpoint via gPodder (with the “ipod” sync method)
Users of Ubuntu >= 10.04 may be able to avoid jailbreaking their iPods by following the instructions here for syncing with GTKpod and using
What’s currently supported
- Transferring podcasts to your player
- Podcast artwork
What’s not working quite right yet
- Enhanced podcasts can be played, but without the extra features.
- Video podcasts don’t show up in the video menu. If you try to play them from the Music > Podcasts menu, you only get to hear the audio.
- Some podcasts get reverted to their original ‘not played’ status when their play count is set to 0. This is part of a bigger issue where the iPod touch doesn’t maintain play counts correctly. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough information about this at the moment. Libgpod Sourceforge bug
Q: My new podcasts don’t show up in the podcast menu!
A: Unmount your iPod before you go look for them. If you have installed ipod-convenience, just do ‘iphone-umount’ or ‘ipod-touch-umount’ in a terminal.
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