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#1 NCC10281982B


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

My mother is always asking me to rip CDs to her Ipod for her. She can't or won't learn to DIY. Anyway, I was thinking the other day that it would be cool if a hardware device could be built to do this. I did some searching, Natch, and This came up. The problem is the device is not available yet. Or I would buy one. So in order to DIY I think I would need 4 basic components, an external CD drive, a Raspberry Pi, a wift adapter for the Pi, & mom's ipod.


My primary stumbling block is coming up with what software to put on the Pi. All It would need to do is rip the CD when inserted, store songs in temporary memory, find ID3 info, transfer song data to Ipod, & then delete the song data & be ready for the next disc.


I would need this thing to be both Cletus Spuckler & Homer simpson proof in terms of simplicity.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

I've always just used CDex to rip CDs - free, open-source, and easy enough for even a mother to do (after you show her).



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

You're making this way more complicated than it needs to be. Doesn't iTunes have its own cd ripping options? http://ipod.about.co...ripping_cds.htm

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

Yes but she has a computer phobia. IDuring my googling I say that question asked my a few MAC forums. The answer seemed to be NO. None of us have used iTunes in ages. Complicated for me is easy.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

Clickfree Transformer Uses an iPod as a drive. Load files to and from iPod at will. iPod still works the same.

I like it because I don't have to install iTunes onto my PC.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:56 AM

The only supported way to get music on an iPod is with iTunes. 


In terms of importing your CDs iTunes makes it super easy... 


When working with older generations I think most forget that we need to be a little more patient with them. I know I hate teaching my folks how to do stuff because I feel like they aren't taking in what I tell them, thus they get intimidated by the technology...


I always say don't be afraid, you can't break it. If you do well there is tons of resources out there :P


My mother got an iPad for Christmas and I have challenged her to learn herself. I gave her the basics and some great resources... 


That old proverb goes, "give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime."'


Lead to the solution :), not just dictate. You will be surprised how fast people learn, rather then just giving them the solutions.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:07 PM

Install iTunes> insert CD > Select songs > choose rip CD to iTunes > sync iTunes music to iPod =p


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