GUIPod for Linux


GUIPod is a KDE/Qt based graphical front-end for managing songs and playlists on an Apple iPod(TM). It uses the tools from the gnupod project developed by Adrian Ulrich. The iPod uses an internal format called iTunes for storing the song information. GNUPod, on the other had stores the song information in an easy to understand XML format, and provides a set of tools to add and delete songs. GNUPod also provides a way of converting to and from the iTunesDB format.

GUIPod follows the same approach but provides extra features like multiple playlist management, editting and sorting based on artist, album and title information, etc. GUIPod does not yet support track numbers, years etc. which is supported by the latest GNUPod release, but shall do so soon.

Song addition, deletion, playlist manipulation etc. are managed internally by GUIPod even though it uses 3 external gnupod scripts which are bundled as part of the GUIPod distribution. GUIPod is compatible with gnupod 0.2 version.

Checkout some cool screen-shots of Guipod before you give it a spin

NEW: Oct/21/2002: New guipod-0.101 release fixes the configure script to check for STL since on some systems it doesnt seem to get auto-configured by default.


Downloading and Compiling GUIPod

The source tar-ball can be downloaded from here. Download the src tar-ball and untar it in a temporary location.

Do a ./configure in the extracted directory to configure the compilation. (Usually no special options are necessary)

Do a make to compile guipod and run make install as root to install it.

Note: The scripts in the directory gnupod-scripts should be copied into the path before running Guipod.

GUIPod User Manual

Please read the user manual before using GUIPod.


Guipod is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Guipod is still a alpha-quality software and there may be many problems with it. I am not responsible for anything that could go wrong due to using Guipod.
Please use it at your own risk!

Copyright (C) 2002 Chandan Kudige (ckudige at users dot sourceforge dot net)