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Difference: ConvertiTunesDBtoTagCache (r6 vs. r5)
This tool needs updating after Tag Cache was renamed "Database"
If you're using Rockbox on an iPod you might find that it is difficult to access the music you already had on your iPod. This is because iTunes writes the songs with nearly random file names, and stores all the metadata in a file called iTunesDB. Rockbox has an equivalent database, simply called database. It is possible to convert the iTunesDB to an equivalent Rockbox database, so you can browse the songs by album, artist, title, etc. as you could within the official Apple firmware.
Note however that this will not enable you to play music purchased through the iTunes Music Store.
itdb2tc (iTunesDB to Tag Cache, the previous name for the Rockbox database) is a program to perform the conversion. There is now a Windows binary available, Linux source is also available.
You should now be able to use the database by changing the General Settings -> File view -> Show files option to "Database".
r8 - 22 Oct 2008 - 20:45:30 - DaveChapmanRevision r6 - 04 Oct 2007 - 18:48 - NicolasPennequin
Revision r5 - 25 Nov 2006 - 11:49 - DanielStenberg
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