MP3 players (USB devices) -- how compatible?
le at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 4 08:52:25 GMT 2004
On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Conrad Sabatier wrote:
> Anyway, with the proliferation of USB devices available nowadays, I'm
> just wondering how safe or risky would it be to just go ahead and grab
> one and hook it up to my machine. Is it a simple matter of configuring
> it as a umass device and just copying files over to the player? Or are
> most of them really that dependent on the proprietary Windows/Mac
> software that comes bundled with most of the them?
Apple's iPod attaches as umass device, and you could copy MP3s just like
that, but you still need a tool like gtkpod to create the index files, so
that the iPod finds the songs. :-)
Lukas Ertl http://homepage.univie.ac.at/l.ertl/
le at FreeBSD.org http://people.freebsd.org/~le/
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