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Monday, 06 November 2006
One of the main reasons I am not an iPod owner: I can’t stand the way iPods store their files with scrambled filenames, in a pathetic and half-hearted attempt to curb music piracy. I simply don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of a device that can’t speak to a computer unless that computer is running iTunes (or some Linux-based program that speak iPodese, like Rhythmbox, Amarok, Banshee, or Exaile). A hard-drive based MP3 player should just behave like a damned hard drive.

Enter YamiPod, which seems cool enough to perhaps make me an iPod owner someday. This app lives on your iPod, and runs under OS X, Windows, and Linux. It seems to let you freely copy music to and from your iPod to any computer. Can one of my iPod-using homies give this a look-see and tell me if it’s as cool as I think it is?
posted to /tech at 7:06pm :: 1 response



dorcas had this to say (11/08/2006 10:24:43):
even as a happy ipod owner, i am turned off by all the anti-piracy crap -- but i'm just too in love with pod to use something else. i know, i know.

so it was with great glee that i read your post about yamipod. and i was all set to take this app for a spin, but was met with a sinister, "Currenty we are experiencing problems with our hosting company. Sorry for the inconvenience, we'll be back soon!" when i went to download it.

i'll give it a shot later and report back with my findings.

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