ipod conneCtion advise is it me?

I have an Ipod which connects ok it brings up the rhythm box but I cant get any futher does rhyhm box allow u 2 go to specific sites not that i have one in mind but until i get used to it i dont want to be spending I would perfer 60s but at the moment will accept anything I think its IPOD4 but not sure it will take videos music podcasts and FM radio I am using UBUNTU 10.10

Though I’m no expert on the Apple iPyd (haven’t got one) … Maybe you need to install the rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store which is a plugin which is supposed to allow you to purchase music directly from within RhythmBox

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store

Homepage for the Ubuntu One Store here:
https://one.ubuntu.com/music/

Other than that, I suppose you’d just need to download any content you want from a website… then load it to the iPull :slight_smile:

But maybe there is an iPap user that can answer this better than I… anyone ?

Well I am an iPlud expert so I guess I can answer this. First identify which iPod you have. There are lots of different generations and models so I’ll list them here:

iPod Nano - Generation 1, 2, 3 ,4 ,5 & 6.
iPod Shuffle - Generation 1, 2, 3 & 4
iPod Touch - Generation 1, 2, 3 & 4.
iPod Classic - Generation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

All iPod’s except the latest generations are supported by the GTK+ backend. If you install the music store for Rhythmbox you’ll be able to use it todownload music etc. Ofcourse you can download videos from youtube and then extract the audio and get music that way.

To do it that way you’ll have to install youtube-dl & WinFF. Very easy to use applications. You can download these by entering in terminal:

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

and

sudo apt-get install WinFF

To download a youtube video, simply open terminal enter:

youtube-dl <youtubeurlhere>

So for example, in terminal I would put:

youtube-dl http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ex4m9l3L0L

Once you’ve downloaded the video, simply open WinFF via the apps menu, add your file, tweak your settings to the format you’d like, mostly likely MP3, and hit CONVERT. Once done, open/add the file to your Rythmbox playlist and sync with your iPlap and enjoy.

If you really want to download video’s form Youtube, either as a video, or just the audio component… you really can’t beat xVideoServiceThief, which will download and convert for you in one operation.

Easiest way to install in Ubuntu is to add the GetDeb repository (which they’ve made easy by providing a .deb that does the work for you)…

Download this .deb package:
http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
and double-click to install.

Now to install xVideoServiceThief… open a terminal, and enter:

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install xvst

xVideoServiceThief is now installed and should be available in the menu’s or the Unty application lens.

Now this part is up to you, but I personally don’t like leaving non-official repositories enabled… so disable the GetDeb repository.

Fire up Synaptic, and go to Settings>Repositories>Other Software (tab) find the line that reads:-

http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps

(obviously if you’re using something other than 11.04 the natty part will be different)

and remove the tick from that line… click Close… now click the Reload button.

The GetDeb repo is now disabled, but you can easily re-enable it by just putting the tick back :slight_smile:

More info

GetDeb homepage:
http://www.getdeb.net/welcome/

GetDeb Apps list (don’t forget to select your Ubuntu version at the top of this page):
http://www.getdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/11.04

You may also want to take a look at the PlayDeb (beta 2) site:
http://www.playdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/11.04

I’ve got rhytm box how do i find out which version i have? i was told in apple shop that its OK but wont give full function till it has something stored other than extras but need itunes i think this is just company policy to says this for income

Look in Synaptic… or in Rhythmbox’s Help>About menu item.

Do you have the version that came with Maverick (10.10)? If so then you may want to update to the latest version. Or you could try Banshee?

Do you mean which version Ipoop?

If you go to settings > About you should see a Model number. Google that number and you should be able to find which version (generation).