New Ipod hack

Discussion in 'iPod' started by qzak, May 25, 2005.

  1. qzak macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    this was over at Slashdot...

    The plug-in, called ml_iPod, allows iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music collections in Winamp instead.

    Fisher and other developers programmed a slew of features, including the ability to synch multiple iPods with Winamp, create smart playlists and -- the most useful option -- the ability to copy songs from an iPod onto a hard drive.

    story is on Wired's website..,1412,67593,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

    personally i think its good, people say Microsoft has a monopoly on stuff, but Apple not letting their most popular product be used by anything but one of their other products definetly throws flags up for me. I know they have to try to keep the music execs happy, but you know thats only part of it.
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    I think the ability to only sync with iTunes has nothing to do with the Music execs, but with the ease of use of Apple's products. With iTunes you can easily handle your music collection and when you plug your iPod in, it is synced automatically and you have all your music in the categories you know on your iPod.

    If Apple would let other apps be able to be used with the iPod they wouldn't have control over it and coudn't assure that everything is as easy to use as with iTunes. That's why they don't want it.

    Nothing's wrong with such apps in my opinion, as long as they do what you want and you don't begin to moan about the iPod if the app doesn't work the way you want it.
  3. qzak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    not wanting it and not allowing it are two totally different things though. i'm sure Microsoft wants people to use MS Office on PCs, but they allow people on Macs to use it.

    freedom of choice is all i'm saying, Apple should give that

    they can always advertise that use their product for the easiest use, make their product look better than the rest, but at the same time give people the freedom of choice.
  4. neut macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2001
    here (for now)
    ... im sure this won't work after the next iPod firmware upgrade. It's just a plug for PC dorks who can't stand iTunes.

    I won't even plug my iPod into my PC; that's why i bring my Powerbook to work. ;)

    peace | neut
  5. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    iPodRip does this too.

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