Page needs updating because libimobiledevice now enables easy ipod touch and other apple device synchronization. --Tomd123 18 June 2010
I haven't tried it yet (still compiling ;-), but Handbrake is a quality transcoding tool with presets for (among other things) the ipods, and both cli, gtk and qt interfaces. I'll edit the wiki if it works well, so this is just a heads-up to anyone passing by in the meantime. --Karto 00:20, 12 January 2009 (EST)
I could not get Banshee or Rhythmbox working using the iFuse method for an iPod Touch (Jailbroken, 2g). Clementine, however, worked out of the box. Anyone else had problems with Rhythmbox or Banshee? I also think Clementine should be added to the list of iPod management apps.
I'm also not sure about how things work around here with regard to editing the wiki (like Zanterian). --XXJoker 13 May 2011
Any help with setting up an ipod for synchronization in Arch would be invaluable for me. I've tried, GTKPod, Rhythmbox, and Banshee. GTKPod doesn't import ogg files (much of my library is ogg). Rhythmbox and Banshee both do not recognize my ipod nano 5g when I mount it. I don't have HAL. I shouldn't need to have that. All I want to do is move music from my library to my ipod. If anyone could update this page I would be happy to help. It's quite easy to figure out the basic structure- just look at other wiki pages for examples. --Thehodapp 22:02, 3 October 2011 (EDT)
The iFuse Way
The latest version of libimobiledevice (1.1.5) gave me a "transport endpoint is not connected" error when trying to access the ifuse mounted ipod touch. Downgrading to 1.1.4 fixed the problem. I had to create a symlink as well pointing libimobiledevice.so.4 to the older library. Myshkin (talk) 19:23, 15 August 2013 (UTC)