[CentOS] iTunes on CentOS?? [Solved]

Tue Apr 20 01:50:56 UTC 2010
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 20:00 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > 
> > In reality, what you are asking for seems superfluous... you just keep a
> > bookmark of some podcast url and when you go there, it starts playing
> > the stream, you never have to actually store the podcast (and then have
> > to manage transfer from computer to device, delete old, etc.) and thus
> > the Apple methodology seems to be rather convoluted (and analog) by
> > comparison... but hey, that's just my opinion.
> > 
> That's not really the same.  I subscribe to several different podcasts that 
> update on different schedules.  They are mostly tech-news related so I always 
> want to listen to the most recent, going on to older material as I catch up. 
> And since I listen in the car I'd prefer to have the content pre-loaded and 
> sorted appropriately in a playlist so it doesn't take any fiddling to play.  The 
> itunes->ipod scheme gets the details right automatically, including remembering 
> the position in an older but unfinished piece and deleting after the content has 
> been heard or skipped.  The piece I'd like to eliminate is the need to sync 
> daily to a specific computer to make it work - but so far haven't seen any other 
> software that gets the concepts right.
No - it's not really the same, I agree and while I have had some
difficulty with podcasts on my iPod, it does generally remember where it
left off and generally works but does of course, require linking to the
computer which actually manages the device (and takes a long time
because I have a very large CD library).

Android does not have anything equivalent since there is no need for a
computer link but of course it can be mounted to any computer and thus
any scripted environment could easily copy/delete files from the
connected device. Whether there is an application that will do as you
wish, I don't know but there were 9,000 new applications last month for
the Android...

and of course given Apple's heavy handed approach to software on
iPods/iTunes/iPhones and DRM, I'm unlikely to purchase another device
from them.


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