Rhythmbox could not initialise the Ipod so I used Gtkpod and used Rhythmbox to copy songs into the Ipod.
Can access these files with Nautilus and can play them with Rhythmbox.
The Ipod will not play them and says "use Itunes" if pressed.
Looks like the Ipod uses some sort of song-index which is not working.
Moving files from and to the Ipod (drage and drop) makes Rhythmbox and Gtkpod crash.
Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I listen to music through my iPod.
As this issue isn't news to anyone, I've installed Rhythmbox on my Debian Wheezy OS and connecting my iPod Touch (2G) will result in recognition of the hardware but the audio player can't or list the songs that's in it. So far, the ipod plugins are installed or at least was checked in its preference table.
All of these require a working setup with ifuse, gvfs, libimobiledevice (aka libiphone) etc as per our previous article. In today's article, StoneCut reviews GTKpod, Rhythmbox, Banshee and Songbird and their current status regarding iPhone/iPod syncing.