Saturday, September 15, 2007

New iPod Firmware Screws Linux Users

Miguel de Icaza writes:

Yesterday after rumors that new iPods require a cryptographic checksum on the song database we confirmed that Banshee can no longer store songs on the new iPods.

The new firmware will now refuse to play any songs that you legally own unless you use Apple's iTunes (which is only supported for Windows and MacOS)

Read on...

In the meantime, I'll be sticking to my iRiver U10. (Cowon MP3 players are supposed to be pretty Linux friendly as well.)

Update: And thus begins the game of cat-and-mouse - The new iPod checksum has been cracked.


Vissen said...

Using wine latest versoin, you can install itune for windows and that should work. i haven't test it.

aliencam said...

i can't install iTunes inside wine. it just doesn't work.

Andrew said...

Yes, Cowon is Linux-friendly. And music apps in Linux are Cowon-friendly. It works out well. :)

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