IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

foo_pod - Foobar2000 meets the iPod, iPod -> Foobar2000 0.8
Aero
post Feb 29 2004, 10:26
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 836
Joined: 20-December 02
Member No.: 4166



*** October 3, 2006: The latest version is 0.9.9o - read about it in this post***

If you are new to foo_pod, skip to the end of the forum for the latest development and discussion, as foo_pod has advanced quite a bit from this initial post... smile.gif


http://www.tinkafoo.com/log/foo_pod.html is an excellent source of information about foo_pod, and might save you 8+ hours reading this forum trying to find the answer to a commonly asked foo_pod question.








foo_pod.zip

Here is my initial release of a Foobar 0.8 component to interface with an Apple iPod. The current version (0.1) only supports read access to an iPod - namely, reading the iPod database file and building a Foobar playlist containing all of the songs contained on the iPod.

Is this useful? Maybe... wink.gif

By building a playlist of all of the songs, you could take your iPod to a friend's computer and play the music and copy songs off of the iPod (by dragging the song from the playlist to a directory or the Desktop), without any additional software. This component might also be useful for people with home theater PCs - leave the iPod dock on the HTPC, sync up on your main computer, and playback directly from the iPod on the HTPC.

To use foo_pod, make sure your iPod is connected to your computer and is visible as a drive in My Computer (very important), and select Components/foo_pod/Load iPod to foo_pod Playlist. There are a few preference settings, but unless the automatic detection doesn't work, you probably won't need to change anything.

Anyway, let me know how this works out on different computers/iPods, and what features people would like to see. I would like to get Foobar->iPod writing working, but I'm pretty happy with EphPod, so we'll see what happens with that. Eventually, I would like to do something like Anapod. I actually have written a component that handles HTTP access/streaming and is more functional than Anapod, but I never updated it from Foobar 0.6...


Special thanks go to Otto42 and his excellent iPod classes. foo_pod relies heavily on Otto42's code, with some minor modifications (Otto42 - remind me to send some diffs). Also, on another thread, Scream mentioned that there is source code available for the Winamp5 plugin. I haven't tried that plugin yet, but I wouldn't mind taking a look at the source, especially for supporting write access (the posted link appears to be dead).

This post has been edited by Aero: Oct 4 2006, 04:56
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
Xecter
post Mar 1 2004, 20:24
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 33
Joined: 9-March 03
Member No.: 5396



iTunes reads my ID3v2 tags perfectly fine.

Personally, the main reason i want a Database/iPod plugin for Foobar so i can finally use my player with APEv2 tags rather than crappy id3v2.

Otto:
Nice to hear that you have made some progress.

I will be watching this development very closely, and try to help as much as possible.

Keep up the good work Otto!
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic
- Aero   foo_pod - Foobar2000 meets the iPod   Feb 29 2004, 10:26
- - Otto42   Coolness! Aero, I tried to download the modi...   Feb 29 2004, 19:20
- - Mike Giacomelli   Any chance you could figure out how the Ipod's...   Feb 29 2004, 21:26
- - Sid59   a great step forward in bridging the iPod and foob...   Feb 29 2004, 21:28
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Feb 29 2004, 12:26 P...   Feb 29 2004, 21:42
- - DocUK   Excellent excellent excellent! I am extremely ...   Mar 1 2004, 01:11
- - Xecter   Wow. Great Job!!! Itunes Sound Chec...   Mar 1 2004, 01:21
- - Otto42   Got writing fully implemented. It's still unte...   Mar 1 2004, 01:23
- - Xecter   Otto42: my music collection on my ipod is both mp...   Mar 1 2004, 01:34
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Xecter @ Feb 29 2004, 04:34 PM)Add a n...   Mar 1 2004, 01:59
- - Mike Giacomelli   I don't think the Ipod knows what a file tag i...   Mar 1 2004, 02:58
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Feb 29 2004, 05:58 P...   Mar 1 2004, 04:56
- - Xecter   Im pretty sure Mike is right here. Everything on t...   Mar 1 2004, 05:17
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Xecter @ Feb 29 2004, 08:17 PM)Otto di...   Mar 1 2004, 05:47
- - Mike Giacomelli   Great work. I'll also start looking through t...   Mar 1 2004, 06:31
- - Otto42   That is definitely it. When I changed that particu...   Mar 1 2004, 06:39
- - rufu   Good work so far! I know you've already f...   Mar 1 2004, 10:24
- - Otto42   QUOTE (rufu @ Mar 1 2004, 01:24 AM)Good work ...   Mar 1 2004, 17:59
- - DocUK   Here's another feature request: My music coll...   Mar 1 2004, 19:55
- - kode54   iPod/iTunes supports ID3v2, and apparently also su...   Mar 1 2004, 19:59
- - Xecter   iTunes reads my ID3v2 tags perfectly fine. Perso...   Mar 1 2004, 20:24
- - DocUK   I meant out of ID3v1 and APEv2 (the two formats I ...   Mar 1 2004, 20:32
- - kode54   Yes, I know. I thought the iPod handled all metad...   Mar 1 2004, 20:45
- - danZ   QUOTE (DocUK @ Mar 1 2004, 11:32 AM)I meant o...   Mar 1 2004, 21:20
- - Otto42   The iPod doesn't understand any tags whatsoeve...   Mar 1 2004, 22:13
- - DocUK   QUOTE (Otto42 @ Mar 1 2004, 09:13 PM)Addition...   Mar 1 2004, 23:07
- - Aero   QUOTE (DocUK @ Mar 1 2004, 04:07 PM)QUOTE (Ot...   Mar 1 2004, 23:48
- - Xecter   This just occured to me just as i was reading abou...   Mar 2 2004, 00:10
- - Aero   QUOTE (Xecter @ Mar 1 2004, 05:10 PM)I listen...   Mar 2 2004, 00:23
- - Xecter   Ya something like that. I was just wondering, sin...   Mar 2 2004, 00:48
- - Aero   QUOTE (Xecter @ Mar 1 2004, 05:48 PM)I was ju...   Mar 2 2004, 01:11
- - DocUK   Man this will be so sweet. I'm going to chang...   Mar 2 2004, 01:13
- - Otto42   QUOTE (DocUK @ Mar 1 2004, 02:07 PM)QUOTE (Ot...   Mar 2 2004, 01:44
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 1 2004, 04:11 PM)I'm no...   Mar 2 2004, 01:49
- - Xecter   Ya, it defaults to alphabetical when theres are no...   Mar 2 2004, 04:37
- - Otto42   Okay, I added a whole lot of stuff to the iPodDB c...   Mar 2 2004, 14:55
- - Xecter   Otto42 thats some great news. I think now that we ...   Mar 2 2004, 19:55
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Xecter @ Mar 2 2004, 10:55 AM)Otto42 t...   Mar 2 2004, 21:34
- - Xecter   Ya i understand the ipod playlist action. But it s...   Mar 3 2004, 01:38
- - Aero   QUOTE (Xecter @ Mar 2 2004, 06:38 PM)Ya i und...   Mar 3 2004, 02:23
- - gandalf44   So far the best part about foo_pod is simply the f...   Mar 3 2004, 03:26
- - Otto42   Got the barest beginnings of smart playlist suppor...   Mar 3 2004, 18:13
- - Aero   QUOTE (gandalf44 @ Mar 2 2004, 08:26 PM)So fa...   Mar 3 2004, 20:12
- - gandalf44   I was curious about something......how is foo_pod ...   Mar 4 2004, 03:09
- - kode54   DRM support was added to MP4FF some time before th...   Mar 4 2004, 03:23
- - gandalf44   Ahhh....I see. Without telling me to look at the ...   Mar 4 2004, 03:47
- - Otto42   QUOTE (gandalf44 @ Mar 3 2004, 06:47 PM)Ahhh....   Mar 4 2004, 05:10
- - Mike Giacomelli   Any progress on the Soundcheck/RG implimentation? ...   Mar 6 2004, 06:05
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Mar 5 2004, 09:05 PM...   Mar 6 2004, 07:16
- - Aero   Another quick status update: tonight, I was able ...   Mar 8 2004, 12:07
- - krmathis   Wow, this is going to be a great plugin! I a...   Mar 8 2004, 13:29
- - danZ   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 8 2004, 03:07 AM)Then I...   Mar 8 2004, 18:46
- - Aero   foo_pod version 0.2 is now available. This is t...   Mar 10 2004, 10:56
- - rufu   Great work, it really looks like this is moving fo...   Mar 10 2004, 21:51
- - reardon   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 10 2004, 01:56 AM)foo_pod v...   Mar 10 2004, 23:56
- - reardon   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 10 2004, 01:56 AM)foo_pod v...   Mar 11 2004, 00:21
- - Aero   QUOTE (reardon @ Mar 10 2004, 05:21 PM)QUOTE ...   Mar 11 2004, 00:30
- - reardon   Hmm. Its actually pretty bad. I tried just recov...   Mar 11 2004, 01:42
- - Aero   QUOTE (reardon @ Mar 10 2004, 06:42 PM)Hmm....   Mar 11 2004, 03:03
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 10 2004, 06:03 PM)Although ...   Mar 11 2004, 03:35
- - Aero   QUOTE (Otto42 @ Mar 10 2004, 08:35 PM)Yes, an...   Mar 11 2004, 04:07
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 10 2004, 07:07 PM)"isn...   Mar 11 2004, 07:24
- - Otto42   More info on SoundCheck: Okay, I did some experim...   Mar 12 2004, 01:31
- - Mike Giacomelli   As someone who spends way too much time trying to ...   Mar 12 2004, 08:43
- - Aero   Version 0.3.1 is now available. This version adds...   Mar 18 2004, 10:21
- - Mike Giacomelli   Very good.   Mar 21 2004, 17:27
- - mixmixmix   working well for me; thanks HEAPS! i don...   Mar 22 2004, 05:17
- - Aero   QUOTE (mixmixmix @ Mar 21 2004, 10:17 PM)work...   Mar 22 2004, 07:57
- - mixmixmix   sound good...but the website wants to charge 25.95...   Mar 22 2004, 11:18
- - pnjman   Cool pugin, I've been using it for a few days ...   Mar 22 2004, 16:38
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Mar 11 2004, 11:43 P...   Mar 22 2004, 21:13
- - reardon   Been using 3.1 for several days, haven't had a...   Mar 22 2004, 21:19
- - Aero   QUOTE (reardon @ Mar 22 2004, 02:19 PM)Been u...   Mar 23 2004, 00:36
- - pnjman   I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but to ...   Mar 23 2004, 01:02
- - Aero   QUOTE (pnjman @ Mar 22 2004, 06:02 PM)I'm...   Mar 23 2004, 01:23
- - pnjman   Intersting. I guess I don't get this problem ...   Mar 23 2004, 01:48
- - Otto42   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 22 2004, 04:23 PM)Does anyo...   Mar 23 2004, 03:18
- - Aero   QUOTE (Otto42 @ Mar 22 2004, 08:18 PM)If you ...   Mar 23 2004, 03:56
- - Aero   Version 0.4 is now available. More good stuff in ...   Mar 23 2004, 21:39
- - Aero   I just wanted to add that I would appreciate a lot...   Mar 23 2004, 21:48
- - DocUK   Thank you Aero. You rule my socks!   Mar 24 2004, 00:55
- - Aero   QUOTE (DocUK @ Mar 23 2004, 05:55 PM)Thank yo...   Mar 24 2004, 01:27
- - Lew_Zealand   I must say, as a person who purchased XPlay (back ...   Mar 24 2004, 01:33
- - Aero   QUOTE (Lew_Zealand @ Mar 23 2004, 06:33 PM)I ...   Mar 24 2004, 04:10
- - anathema   Loving the plugin, Aero. Unfortunately, the latest...   Mar 24 2004, 17:50
- - rufu   I'm also getting a crash when accessing the pr...   Mar 24 2004, 17:56
- - Aero   QUOTE (anathema @ Mar 24 2004, 10:50 AM)Lovin...   Mar 24 2004, 21:13
- - reardon   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 23 2004, 12:39 PM)Version 0...   Mar 24 2004, 22:18
- - Aero   QUOTE (reardon @ Mar 24 2004, 03:18 PM)Ok, Sy...   Mar 25 2004, 01:37
- - DocUK   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 25 2004, 12:37 AM)QUOTE (re...   Mar 26 2004, 21:33
- - NEMO7538   Is the foo_pod source code available ?   Mar 26 2004, 22:29
- - Aero   Version 0.4.1 is now available. This version fixe...   Mar 26 2004, 23:21
- - Aero   QUOTE (NEMO7538 @ Mar 26 2004, 03:29 PM)Is th...   Mar 26 2004, 23:25
- - NEMO7538   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 26 2004, 02:25 PM)QUOTE (NE...   Mar 27 2004, 00:15
- - Aero   QUOTE (NEMO7538 @ Mar 26 2004, 05:15 PM)It se...   Mar 27 2004, 00:31
- - Lew_Zealand   QUOTE (Aero @ Mar 26 2004, 03:21 PM)* Changed...   Mar 27 2004, 02:28
- - reardon   I am slowly building a repro scenario for the ...   Mar 31 2004, 07:08
- - Aero   QUOTE (reardon @ Mar 31 2004, 12:08 AM)I am s...   Mar 31 2004, 13:25
- - krmathis   Great plugin! But I really hope you add a fe...   Apr 2 2004, 16:46
- - Aero   QUOTE (solaris @ Apr 2 2004, 09:46 AM)Great p...   Apr 2 2004, 17:16
21 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 15th September 2014 - 06:28