4G, 20gb, tested the rewrite feature. Didn't break anything Can you add a feature so I can specify what tags it writes? It would be great if I could make it write "%album% CD%disc%" in the album tags
Neither foo_dop, foo_pod nor iTunes for that matter, writes tags to an iPod. Rather, it writes a database file that accesses the music played on the iPod. Any tagging program will do what you are asking, and even foobar2000 itself.
Can you add a feature so I can specify what tags it writes? It would be great if I could make it write "%album% CD%disc%" in the album tags
One thing that will be great is to have the possibility to send file to ipod as a file-tree customizable (%artist%/%album%/%tracknumer%-%title% for example) and then to create the itunes DB, so that it could work both with rockbox (with the filetree) and with the apple firware (with the itunes DB).It will also have the possibility to see your files on the ipod easily on any computer instead of the itunes architecture (h:/ipod_control/FC05/mdfjkd.m4a) wich sucks .I know it's not for today but i think it will great and i know it's possible
iTunes stores your music in the iPod_Control/Music folder on your iPod. You need to enable the "View all files" option to show this folder in the file browser.However, iTunes obfuscates the filenames of your music by giving them names such as DLER.m4a in folders with names like F03. The folders do not match albums - the tracks are placed randomly in the different directory. The album/artist/title information is stored in a database file called itunesdb on your iPod. Rockbox currently does not read the information from this file.[...]Another solution to this problem was suggested by a user (Alan) in a discussion thread on the Rockbox iPod forum:"I have a solution to this, you will need Foobar2000 v0.83 and the foo_pod plugin. 1. Copy all your files to the iPod using whatever directory structure you want. 2. Connect your iPod to the computer. 3. Load up Foobar2000, and select Components>foo_pod>Maintenance>Rebuild iTunesDB Database on iPod. 4. Foo_pod will then rebuild the iPod database with all your music files, but obviously only those that are recognised by the normal firmware of the iPod (AAC, MP3, ALAC etc). 5. You're done! One set of files accessible both by Rockbox and the normal iPod firmware. 6. Kiss me, I rule."Note that foo_pod doesn't automatically create the necessary /iPodControl/iTunes directory, so if you've started from a clean iPod, you may need to create this directory by hand first yourself. Also note foo_pod has not been ported to foobar v0.9 and according to the foobar2000 forums, foo_pod development may be dead.
However that procedure has been proven to not work on iPods with recent firmware. It doesn't work on my 4G iPod, the tracks appear in the iPod database but when played it continually skips to the next track without playing anything.
I think that's not possible, because the iPod firmware supports (AFAIK) only 4-letter-filenames (which is a pain when trying to copy your music back to your PC...)
I have a couple of questions:1. How do you add new music to the ipod with this? With "Load library & playlists" it did exactly that. I tried dropping new files in the "iPod media library" and then doing "Rewrite Ipod database". It seemed to reload all the music on it since it took a long time, but the new files I dropped never made it to the ipod.2. Is there a way to put videos on with foo_dop?Thanks so much for foo_dop. I'd love to come back from itunes!
2. Is there a way to put videos on with foo_dop?
Thanks for the answers. Yes, it reads and rewrites the database perfectly on my 5g. I did notice that the video menu on the ipod was populated with the song list, just fyi.
At the end of the day, foobar2000 is an audio player. So I wouldn't expect that feature
I'm thinking about getting an iPod, so correct me if I'm wrong but does the iPod sort videos in a similar way to audio.
If this is true, would it be possible to add some function to just write something in the iTunesDB to point to the file. E.G. you place the file on the iPod yourself then use foo_dop to tell the iPod it's location.
Wow.. it's finally taking shape. Thank you~ :3 Now, what about transcoding? Coz I only have lossless on my foobar. T_T
And to make it increasingly ridiculous, while still remaining useful:Use the existing converter, with custom default presets for only supported formats.
No tagging for the converted files, since all the information will be transferred from the original files to the iPod's database.
Cache up to N files or N megabytes worth of transcoded files in a configurable directory. Files will be named according to a hash of the original file's name and/or tags, size, and last modification timestamp, something that can be quickly generated. Any time a transcode already exists, its modification time will be retouched to the current time, as transcodes can be deleted after a configurable number of days, and when a new file exceeds the cache size maximum, the oldest file will be deleted.I told you it would get ridiculous.
Ah ok then I don't suppose I'd use the video function that much anyway. Now for another matter... is it worth £200..? (rhetorical)