Friday, June 13, 2008

EphPod - iPod Ripper for Linux

EphPod

EphPod is a full-featured, easy-to-use Windows application that connects with Apple's iPod. With a FireWire card and EphPod on a PC, it takes under 30 minutes to transfer 1,000 songs to an iPod. In addition, EphPod supports standard WinAmp (.M3U) playlists, includes powerful playlist creation features, and will synchronize an entire music collection with one click.

It imports Microsoft Outlook contacts, in addition to allowing users to create and edit their own contacts. EphPod can also download the latest news, weather, e-books, and movie listings to an iPod.

latest news: First order of business -- I was able to spare a little development time to whip up a sleep timer for iTunes, Abbie's Sleep Timer for iTunes.

I've also spent some time with EphPod, but the latest updates of the iPod firmware with podcasts and videos are causing much consternation. This, combined with exams coming up in January, are big stumbling blocks. I've given others the EphPod source code, but no one appears to have done anything significant with it.

I need an iPod video to make those features work, so I'm going to dedicate the beer fund to an iPod video, and when I have enough there, hopefully I can release at least some program that will help people get stuff off their iPods.


EphPod - iPod for Windows (and Linux)

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