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Re: How do I load mp3s on my iPhone in F12 ? And other iPhone/F12 questions.

On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 10:28 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 22:31 -0800, Philip A. Prindeville wrote:
> > On 12/13/2009 02:20 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2009-12-12 at 17:38 -0600, Peter Danenberg wrote:
> > >   
> > >> Quoth Patrick O'Callaghan on Sweetmorn, the 54th of The Aftermath:
> > >>     
> > >>> Alternatively, you could jailbreak the phone and copy files using
> > >>> scp. I don't know if the phone will then recognize them as something
> > >>> it can play, but I wouldn't bet on it.
> > >>>       
> > >> I was able to use gtkpod[1] on a jailbroken iphone to transfer music,
> > >> manage playlists, photos, etc.
> > >>     
> > > I was under the impression that gtkpod didn't yet support the iPhone.
> > > The webpage doesn't appear to mention it explicitly. Glad to see I was
> > > wrong.
> > >
> > > poc
> > >
> > >   
> > 
> > Please share.
> > 
> > I have an iPhone 3Gs, and I can't get it to work with gtkpod.
> > 
> > It mounts on the desktop as "Apple, Inc. iPhone" but that's all.
> According to the gtkpod Help doc (under Troubleshooting) the iPhone and
> iPod Touch can only be accessed via sshfs, meaning you have to jailbreak
> them.
> Somewhat OT: I recently bought a Pay-And-Go iPhone from O2 in the UK and
> was delighted to find that they will unlock it on payment of a fee (15
> pounds). This appears to be in response to competition from Vodaphone
> and Orange, which recently started selling iPhones. Since my main
> motivation for unlocking was to use other Sim cards, I'll probably avoid
> the jailbreak route for now and use MediaMonkey under a VM to transfer
> my media content. On my netbook it's fast and functional where iTunes is
> molasses slow and bloated. Of course you can't use it for a full sync,
> but that wasn't the question.
just a point of reference... I actually use my Windows computer with
iTunes to manage my iPod instead of using Linux and use Media Monkey
(nice program btw) to manage artwork/idtags and use ITDB (iTunes Data
Base) to clue iTunes into the changes made by Media Monkey (I'm
obsessive but I have a lot of CD's).

For some reason that I have never spent any time trying to figure out,
iTunes is extremely slow to sync mp3 files but very fast to sync m4a
files. I wouldn't have known this except that my daughter gave me a few
mp3 files which I was watching when they were syncing and I was shocked
at the speed difference. If you 'convert' them to m4a, they will get
loaded very fast. I suspect that Apple does some mini-conversion to mp3
files when it puts them on an iPod.


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