No Tunes

Ever since I got my iPod Shuffle, like a zillion other people, the one problem I found with it … the iTunes/Amarok/RhythmBox dependency. There was no way you could simply copy mp3s onto your iPod and make them "playable" ….

Then the Godsend … the Shuffle DB (Re)Builder … a python program that you must copy to your iPod Shuffle and run after you've copied all your mp3s onto the iPod … and there it is … the builder rebuilds your iPod database with all of the folders (or tracks) and makes them playable …

The rebuilder also has a "smart shuffle" feature which makes the shuffling "more" random.

Here's a snapshot of a UI (which Ill call "NoTunes") that I built for the builder … I moved some "In the Mood" functionality (as seen in bottom pane) inside NoTunes for sh#%s and giggles too …

Some more loose ends and then no more iTunes for me …

A word of caution … do not try this program on regular iPods … it has been built for shuffles only … if you want to be free of iTunes with regular iPods, you should try reTune …

Stay frosty …

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