NEW FEATURE: Help system, still very preliminary.
NEW FEATURE: Video thumbnail generation, thanks to M. Sean Finney
NEW FEATURE: Lyrics may be viewed and edited via the Details window
for a track. Only mp3 files are supported currently (patches welcome
to remove this limitation). Writing lyric tags may still have
compatibility issues on some iPod's. Thanks to Dudy Kohen.
NEW FEATURE: Add a search bar, to quickly filter tracks.
UPDATE: New application icon.
UPDATE: Preferences dialog redesigned from the ground up for GNOME
UPDATE: Hebrew translation. Thanks to Assaf Gillat.
UPDATE: Italian translation. Thanks to Daniele Forsi.
UPDATE: Romanian translation. Thanks to Alex Eftimie.
UPDATE: Spanish translation. Thanks to Alejandro Lamas Daviña.
UPDATE: Swedish translation. Thanks to Stefan Asserhäll.
NEW FEATURE: Added simple Chinese translation. Thanks to Tan Zhixin.
IMPROVEMENT: Numerous UI cleanups
IMPROVEMENT: Support for chapter data, thanks to Michael Tiffany
IMPROVEMENT: Use cairo for coverart display effects. This allows the
dependency on libgnomecanvas to be dropped.
IMPROVEMENT: Coverart display performance has been improved.
IMPROVEMENT: Better support for Windows compilation in Cygwin,
thanks to Éric Lassauge.
IMPROVEMENT: Set track->lyrics_flag for mp4 files in addition to mp3
IMPROVEMENT: Use the Artist tag for the Artist and fall back to the
Album Artist tag only when the former does not exist. For Album
Artist, use the Album Artist tag, but only if the Artist tag does
exist. Thanks to Dudy Kohen.
BUGFIX: The Photo "playlist" is now a separate object in the
BUGFIX: Numerous memory leaks fixed, thanks to Andrea, Tomas
Carnecky, and others.
Many other bug fixes and cleanups, see the ChangeLog for more detail.
NEW FEATURE: Import and management of photographs on ipods
that support them. Update of README to include photo management.
UPDATE: Application requires libgpod version 0.6.0 or higher.
UPDATE: Better icon theme specification compliance.
BUGFIX: Fixes to tomboy script. Thanks to Javier Kohen.
BUGFIX: Issues with display of track length. Inconsistent units used
in conjunction with libgpod (Jorg).
UPDATE: Cover art preview window either displays an album cover
to its full size or to a size consistent with the user's desktop.
UPDATE: Download of Album Art from the net feature modified to the
ability of dragging-and-dropping a .jpg image from a web browser. This
has been changed due to licensing concerns over album art. Drag and
Drop section of README updated accordingly (Paul).
BUGFIX: Issues on detecting changed local / podcast database. Thanks to
BUGFIX: Issues addressed on Details Window.
BUGFIX: Crash avoided when auto-detecting an iTunes database that
cannot be read.
UPDATE: Display of error output of scripts (Jorg).
IMPROVEMENT: Configuring and Compilation support (Todd).
UPDATE: New scripts for flac, ogg, mp3, m4a, wav conversion to mp3 and
m4a. Thanks to Peter van de Does.
BUGFIX: Model number identified and written to ipod upon loading to ensure
libgpod can read the ipod's artwork.
UPDATE: Updates and bug fixes to gapless playback. Thanks to
BUGFIX: When Cover Art Display is widened, covers space out rather
BUGFIX: Fixed memory leaks in CoverArt Display and Details window.
Thanks to Daniele Forsi.
UPDATE: French translation. Thanks to Éric Lassauge.
UPDATE: Italian translation. Thanks to Daniele Forsi.
UPDATE: Hebrew translation. Thanks to Assaf Gillat.
UPDATE: Swedish translation. Thanks to Stefan Asserhäll.
NEW FEATURE: Added Romanian translation support. Thanks to
NEW FEATURE: Added Russian translation support. Thanks to
NEW FEATURE: on-the-fly conversion of WAV, FLAC and OGG (as well
as MP3 and M4A). Thanks to Marc d[readlock], Simon Naunton and
Peter Edwards! Multi-threaded background conversion was added by
NEW FEATURE: editing of TV show metadata and track media
type. Thanks to Mario Rossi.
NEW FEATURE: Display of Album Art. Thanks to P.G. Richardson.
NEW FEATURE: Download of Album Art from the net. Thanks to
NEW FEATURE: copy playlists and tracks from within the context
menu without DND can simplify life with many playlists. Thanks
to Andrzej Palejko for his patch.
NEW FEATURE: preliminary support for calculating gapless
playback information (lame encoded mp3 files only). Thanks to
UPDATE: Smart playlists now support the following new fields:
album artist, tv show, last skipped, season number, skipcount
and video kind.
IMPROVEMENT: Clicking on an item with the right mouse button
will select and open the context menu, which is the intended
behavior. As a consequence, the interface will remain blocked
while the selection is being updated and displayed.
BUGFIX: dragging tracks between two iPods would sometimes not
actually copy the file.
UPDATED: Italian translation (thanks to Daniele Forsi)
PACKAGING: Install a .desktop file and icons according to the
NEW FEATURE: Support of several iPods (currently you need to
edit the itdb_* entries in ~/.gtkpod/prefs to add
repositories). Each iPod can be loaded/ejected
individually. Scripts are called before loading (gtkpod.load)
and after saving (gtkpod.eject) with the mountpoint as the
first argument. If you need to mount the iPod manually, put the
mount command in gtkpod.load.
NEW FEATURE: Support for mobile phones supporting iTunes (see
Changelog_detailed for details)
NEW FEATURE: Lyrics are displayed on the iPod when available.
NEW FEATURE: Preliminary (no meta data) support of h.264 video
format via the libmp4v2 interface. Thanks to Peter Lieverdink.
NEW FEATURE: Script to sync notes from Tomboy to the
iPod. Thanks to Tejas Dinkar.
NEW FEATURE: Support of iTunes iTunNORM tag for volume
normalisation of mp4 tracks.
NEW FEATURE: Support of aacgain's replay gain tag for volume
normalisation of mp4 tracks (takes precedence over the iTunNORM
tag, see http://altosdesign.com/aacgain/)
NEW FEATURE: Support for start time, stop time, skip when
shuffling and remember playback position.
IMPROVEMENT: Support for coverart has been improved. You may
have to select your iPod model from a list of available models
if your iPod cannot be identified automatically, as is the case
for iTunes mobile phones or the new 6th generation iPod Nanos.
Coverart embedded in the music file (APIC tag) can now also
read. Support to read the coverart from specified files is
still available though. Please note that at present APIC
support only works when adding tracks directly to the iPod. It
does not work when you add tracks to a LOCAL repository first
and use Drag and Drop to move the track to your iPod.
IMPROVEMENT: Podcasts are marked as unplayed (on the iPod, with
a bullet in front of the title) when newly added to the podcast
list, and unmarked once they have been played once on the iPod.
IMPROVEMENT: Support to sync thunderbird's address book to an
iPod Nano with old firmware that would otherwise only display
the first address. This script may be useful to other users as
well as it writes out one vcf file per contact instead of just
one big file containing all contacts. Thanks to Paul Oremland.
IMPROVEMENT: Handle multiple calendar and task files in
sync-evocalendar script. Thanks to Michele C. Soccio
NEW: Spanish translation. Thanks to Alejandro Lamas.
BUGFIX: Pressing 'OK' when syncing directories several times
could crash gtkpod. Thanks to dforsi.
BUGFIX: Exporting tracks did not work if the template
extensions (.mp3...) did not match case-sensitively, possibly
leading to non-exported tracks. Thanks to Mattias Wadman.
BUGFIX: When updating tracks, the filename of the music file
and the filename of the thumbnail could be messed up. Fixed.
BUGFIX: The Edit Detail dialog did not handle the 'Year' field
BUGFIX: When updating tracks, files were not copied to the iPod
even if the file was changed.
BUGFIX: Removing playlists could crash gtkpod.
WORKAROUND: Disable sorting of playlist view as this crashed
BUGFIX: Options for exporting playlist files could not be
BUGFIX: Fixed segfault when updating tracks or directories with
BUGFIX: Browse button for "Sync Notes Script" opened a
directory browser instead of a file browser.
BUGFIX: Writing ID3v2.4 tags in UTF8 did not always
work. Thanks to 't0c' for the patch.
BUGFIX: Context Menus for removing playlists from the iPod were
not displayed. Thanks to 'rob/biffhero' for pointing this out.
BUGFIX: Fix segfault when applying preferences.
BUGFIX: Don't require libcurl (not actively used).
UPDATE: Swedish translation catalog
IMPROVEMENT: Allow export of multiple thunderbird address
books (by naming the output filename).
NEW: type-ahead search functionality. Thanks to Nick Piper,
http://www.nickpiper.co.uk/ -- please note that the list view
you want to search in needs to have keyboard focus. Selection
of the search column is done by clicking anywhere inside the
NEW: Handle Compilations decently. The compilation mp3 tag is
read and written, and compilation artists can be grouped into
"Compilations" in the Artist filter tab. Thanks to Iain Benson!
NEW: Window for edit of track details, including functionality
to set thumbnails. The thumbnails are not stored as tags in the
file as iTunes does it. Instead, the original filename is
NEW: Display and setting/removing of thumbnail images. Choose
"Show Details" from the context menu (right mouse-button). New
thumbnails are displayed by the iPod but get wiped by iTunes,
NEW: Automatic adding of thumbnail images when adding new
tracks or updating existing ones. See the option on the 'Track
Info' page of the preferences dialog for settings about which
filename will be used. Any filename is possible, even filenames
constructed from the album or artist name.
NEW: very basic iPod video support (you can add Videos but no
metadata is filled in). Thanks to Uwe Herman for the input.
NEW: script to sync contacts from a Palm (via jppy
http://wiki.zanu.org.uk/jppy). Thanks to Nick Piper,
NEW: basic podcast support (use e.g. bashpodder or gpodder to
download podcasts, then add them directly into the podcast
playlist on the iPod).
NEW: transition to libgpod to read/write iTunesDB. See
www.gtkpod.org/libgpod.html for details.
IMPROVEMENT: added comment, category, description, podcast url,
podcast rss, subtitle fields and release date to displayable
IMPROVEMENT: Support playcounts on iPod Shuffle as well
IMPROVEMENT: Remember size of 'Edit Smart Playlist' dialog and
use scrolled window for the rules display.
IMPROVEMENT: Update smart playlists automatically (on
load/display/save) if 'live updating' is set.
IMPROVEMENT: Support for more mp3 file tags: Compilation
(TCMP), Podcast URL/Title (TID), Podcast Description (TDS),
Podcast Subtitle (TT3), Podcast RSS (WFD), Podcast Release Date
(TDR). Mostly reading only because of limited support on
UPDATED: Italian translation (thanks to Edward Matteucci)
BUGFIX: 'Check iPod's files' could crash under certain
circumstances (thanks to David Mansfield for the patch).
BUGFIX: Lame's Replay Gain was read incorrectly for certain
values. Thanks to Chris Brotherton for tracking this down.
BUGFIX: Prevent that all rules in a smart playlist get deleted,
which would mess up the iTunesDB.
BUGFIX: Choosing 'Delete' from the menu (not context menu) now
NEW: script to sync addressbooks in ldif format provided by
NEW: script to sync kNotes (KDE note program) provided by
CHANGE: MP3 tags: use 'Band/Orchestra/Accompaniment' (TPE2) as
artist if it exists. Otherwise use 'Lead artist/Lead
performer/Soloist/Performing group' (TPE1) as before. Let me
know if this causes problems for you.
UPDATED Hebrew translation (thanks to Assaf Gillat)
SAFETY: call sync() and flush all buffers to the iPod after
writing the iTunesDB -- should minimise filesystem errors
caused by people disconnecting the iPod without unmounting.
BUGFIX: Copying playlists by drag and drop could confuse smart
playlists referencing these playlists. Fixed.
After copying playlists by drag and drop, smart playlists
refering to these playlists could become confused.
NEW FEATURE: stable sorting of track view. This allows you, for
example, to first sort by title, then by artist. The list will
then be sorted by artist, but all titles of each artist remain
sorted as well (before the tiles were random).
Arbitrary depth and order of stable sorting is possible by
clicking the sort columns in the desired order.
NEW FEATURE: define your own ignore list of words that should
be ignored during sorting (sort options: ctrl-s).
IMPROVEMENT: improved handling of dangling files (files that
are referenced in the iTunesDB but are not present on the
IMPROVEMENT: use 'eject' instead of 'umount'. Also fixes the
bug that 'could not unmount' was always displayed, even if the
umount was successful (thanks to Andreas Hauber).
BUGFIX: Some iTunesDB files written by iTunes could not be read
because of an error in the parse code (gtkpod would attempt to
read beyond the end of the file).
BUGFIX: Fixed compatibility issue with new firmware 3.1 and
iTunes 4.9 (only 256 tracks were shown on the iPod, iTunes
removed the majority of the tracks from the iPod). Podcasts are
still not supported, however, and will be lost when handled by
BUGFIX: Fixed On-The-Go playlist handling (thanks to "Todd").
UPDATE: Hebrew translation catalog. Thanks to Assaf Gillat!
BUGFIX: When changing the mountpoint, the change was not
written to the preferences file correctly.
BUGFIX: 'Copy from iPod' just failed in offline mode instead of
giving meaningful error messages -> fixed.
IMPROVEMENT: 'Copy from iPod' is now 'Export from Database' and
allows to export from the local database as well. This is
useful if you want to rename files in a consistant manner.
Complete rewrite of reading/writing the iTunesDB. The code for
reading and writing the iTunesDB (and other iPod/Shuffle
files) is completely self-contained (itdb*.[ch]) and can
easily be used in other projects.
NEW FEATURE: Support of 'local database' containing tracks on
local harddisk. The contents of the local hard disk can be
browsed in the known gtkpod-fashion: by artist or genre or
album etc. Tracks and entire playlists can be dragged over to
the iPod or Shuffle database. By using smart playlists with
defined size in MBytes, the Shuffle can be filled effectively.
Drag and drop also works in the opposite direction: drag
tracks or entire playlists from the iPod/Shuffle database into
your local database. If necessary, the tracks are copied to
your harddisk automatically.
NEW FEATURE: sync-abook.sh and sync-webcalendar.sh scripts
provided by Daniel Kercher.
NEW FEATURE: sync-thunderbird.sh script provided by Clinton
IMPROVEMENT: support MP3 disc numbers (thanks to Leigh Dyer)
IMPROVEMENT: Use of GTK filechoosers instead of fileselectors
(thanks to James Ligget)
IMPROVEMENT: sync-notes.sh now also works on directories (thanks
to Thomas Perl)
UPDATE: use 'iconv' instead of 'recode' in the provided export
scripts. Thanks to Alexey Dokuchaev.
UPDATE: All translation catlogs updated (French, German,
Italian, Japanese and Swedish)
BUGFIX: display and reading of compilation flag fixed (thanks
to Julien Oster for the patch)
BUGFIX: don't hang when parsing playlist files with empty
lines (thanks to Mattias Wadman)
BUGFIX: When exporting from the iPod: if the original filename
of a track was available, the track was not copied from the
iPod but from the original location on the user's
harddisk. Had the original file been removed or the export was
done on another computer (where the original file was not
present), the export failed.
IMPROVEMENT: Added '%p' (current playlist) identifier when
BUGFIX: DND in playlist view did not work.
BUGFIX: scripts sync_evolution, sync_evocalendar and sync_notes
were not included in standard distribution.
BUGFIX: Should now work with the shuffle -- forgot to change a
version number in the iTunesDB file :-(
NEW FEATURE: Support for iPod Shuffle. Thanks to Steve Wahl.
BUGFIX: In smartlists star rating better supported. One star is
"1" and not "20".
NEW FEATURE: Support for smart playlists.
NEW FEATURE: Added scripts sync_evolution, sync_evocalendar and
sync_notes to synchronise Contacts, Calendar and Tasks from
Evolution and to synchronise Notes with anything in the folder
BUGFIX: drag and drop was only implemented for mp3 files, not
for m4a, m4p, m4b, and wav files (thanks to Chris Micacchi for
pointing it out and supplying a first fix).
BUGFIX: Category playlists "for each year" did not work.
BUGFIX: Invalid charset conversion could hang gtkpod.
IMPROVEMENT: Support for iTunes' "checked", filedescriptor (kind),
and grouping fields.
IMPROVEMENT: When sorting ignore 'the' and similar at the
beginning of the title (thanks to Chris Micacchi)
IMPROVEMENT: Use statvfs() instead of a call to the external
command "df" to determine the free space on the iPod (thanks
to Steve Jay)
IMPROVEMENT: The fields "time_modified/played/created" can now
be edited from within the track view.
IMPROVEMENT: Creation of playlists for each rating
(Unrated, and Rated 1..5).
UPDATE: Swedish translation catalog
UPDATE: Italian translation catalog
BUGFIX: when clicking onto the column header of the track
treeview three times and moving sidewards with the mouse at
the same time, gtkpod crashed. Crashing was due to a bad
workaround of a bug in the GTK+-library. Removed workaround
and instead submitted a bug report against GTK+. The bug has
been fixed in version 2.5.4 of the GTK+ library.
BUGFIX: When using "block display during updates" the display
was still updated during import. Fixed.
BUGFIX: The menu item "Check iPod's Files" was not reliably
activated. It's now always selectable when not in offline
BUGFIX: when writing tags to file the track tag was
BUGFIX: special sorttab: sorting according to "time modified"
and "time created" did not work.
BUGFIX: handling of orphaned tracks that had been added to the
ipod again are now handled correctly.
BUGFIX: fixed case-sensitivity issue while handling orphaned
BUGFIX: fixed bug that caused gtkpod to hang when activating
duplicate detection without having the list of duplicates
displayed (must have been around ever since duplicate
detection was introduced...)
BUGFIX: gain tags written by mp3gain were never read
correctly. Normalization using mp3gain was therefore
impossible. Didn't anyone ever use that feature?!
BUGFIX: when copying track to the iPod, the free space
indication became bigger and bigger during the process.
BUGFIX: Ascending and descending were interchanged in the sort
NEW FEATURE: Implemented Michael Rolig's patch/idea to access
mserv data for the rating. Still needs testing as I don't use
NEW FEATURE: added "randomize current playlist" (only the menu
entry without actual code was present so far).
NEW FEATURE: support for On-The-Go Playlists. They will show
up as "OTG Playlist 1" etc.
NEW FEATURE: export of PLS or M3U file including meta data.
NEW FEATURE: registering playcounts when tracks are played on
the local machine is now possible (actually it was already
possible in V0.80, but now the README explains how to do it).
NEW FEATURE: Swedish translation provided by Stefan Asserhäll.
IMPROVEMENT: Speeded up writing of iTunesDB. For me it is now
between 1 and 15 seconds instead of between 20 and 40 seconds
before (for security I'm using the iPod as a non-buffered
device). A back-upped version of the iTunesDB is now always
written to ~/.gtkpod.
IMPROVEMENT: Speeded up display of sorted views. Thanks to
Stefan Asserhäll for the idea and valuable input.
IMPROVEMENT: Moved some options from the preferences dialog to
the file chooser dialog where you need them. gtkpod now
requires GTK2.4 to compile.
IMPROVEMENT: Added "Time Created" support to special sorttab,
track display and iTunesDB. (Before only "modified" and
"played" were supported.)
IMPROVEMENT: All information stored in the iTunesDB about
tracks is read and written, even if the information itself is
not used by gtkpod itself.
IMPROVEMENT: Added new track information fields: iPod_Path,
creation time, soundcheck, samplerate, "BPM"
IMPROVEMENT: Volume normalizing: when importing mp3 the replay
gain is read and the soundcheck field set accordingly. Use
the "soundcheck" feature of the iPod to have the volume
normalized during playback.
If no replay gain tag is set, use the "Normalize" as usual to
have mp3gain write a replay gain tag.
IMPROVEMENT: The extended information database now also
contains the iPod filename. This allows to find a certain
track even on systems not running gtkpod/gnupod/iTunes etc.
IMPROVEMENT: Some fixes for compilation under solaris. This
also led to the introduction of the environment variable
"GTKPOD_DF_COMMAND" that can be used to customize the df
command called to probe the free space of the iPod.
BUGFIX: gtkpod would crash right after startup if the info
window was open when stopping gtkpod the previous time.
BUGFIX: Fixed free space display: the digits were right, the
unit was wrong (B instead of kB, kB instead of MB, MB instead
PATCH: gtkpod will compile with GTK V2.0 (V0.80 needed GTK
PATCH: gtkpod should compile under Fedora without patch
PATCH: reverted to old-style check of id3tag-lib as id3tag.pc
is not included with the id3tag distribution by default
NEW FEATURE: Added support for WAV audio files
NEW FEATURE: Added support for bookmarkable AAC files (.m4b
files). Thanks to D.L. Sharp. More information is available at
NEW FEATURE: Added support for syncing contacts and calendar from
existing applications to the iPod (on iTunesDB export and/or via
the Tools-menu). The sync is done by calling external scripts.
Only one script is included so far: kaddressbook_ipod. Please
submit more for inclusion into the next release.
NEW FEATURE: Added support for LAME's replay gain to normalize the
volume track (thanks to Jens Taprogge). Unfortunately the
conversion factor between LAME's replay gain and the iPod's volume
tag are not well known yet -- your input is appreciated!
IMPROVEMENT: Added file selectors for selecting files in the tools
section of the preferences dialog.
IMPROVEMENT: Added new auto-playlists: "One playlist for each
year" and "Playlist with all songs not listed in any playlist".
IMPROVEMENT: Can specify several templates to scan the filename
for tags using the ';' as a separator
IMPROVEMENT: Can specify several templates for the export
filename. gtkpod selects according to the extension given.
IMPROVEMENT: Streamlined layout of info window
IMPROVEMENT: Included Andrew Huntwork's patch to fix issues
concerning case-sensitivity of filenames under some conditions.
IMPROVEMENT: Included Ero Carrera's patch to validate the filename
when copying tracks from the iPod and to make a quick sync of the
IMPROVEMENT: When importing the iTunesDB automatically on startup,
no window was opened until the import was finished. Thanks to
Andrew Huntwork the window now opens before the import starts and
progress can be followed in the usual manner.
IMPROVEMENT: Send 'eject' to the iPod after unmounting. This only
works under LINUX and if the user has write access to the device
file (e.g. /dev/sda2)
IMPROVEMENT: When writing to the iPod automatically create iPod's
directories when they are not present.
IMPROVEMENT: Added progress dialog with abort button when copying
tracks from the iPod.
BUGFIX: When dragging tracks between two playlist (i.e. into a
newly created playlist), a new playlist was created but the tracks
were not added.
BUGFIX: Fixed hangup when syncing dirs
BUGFIX: Fixed compile error when compiling without mp4 support
BUGFIX: Fixed compile error when compiling with gcc 2.95
BUGFIX: Tags of tracks on the iPod were never changed (fixed
thanks to Andrew Huntwork)
BUGFIX: Fixed calculation of remaining seconds in progress
BUGFIX: automatic update of preferences data from older version
went awry when no preference file was present
NEW FEATURE: tags can now be set from the filename using a
template like "%a - %A/%T %t.mp3".
IMPROVEMENT: read and write ID3v2.4 tags. This has been achieved
by migrating to the id3tag library. Using ID3v2.4 tags with
unicode encoding takes away the need to worry about which encoding
is used for the tags. Old "broken"-style locale charset encodings
in tags are still supported, of course.
BUGFIX: configure script was broken -- even though mp4 support was
configured in, gtkpod was built without :-(
NEW FEATURE: import of AAC files (.m4a) supported, provided the
mp4v2 library from the mpeg4ip project
(mpeg4ip.sourceforge.net) is available during the compilation of
gtkpod. Writing tags to AAC files is also supported. .m4p files
can also be imported, but they are not played by the iPod. .m4a
files work fine.
NEW FEATURE: info window showing total file size, play time
etc. can be opened.
IMPROVEMENT: Upon popular request, the menus now provide different
entries for "Delete from iPod" and "Delete from Playlist".
IMPROVEMENT: when deleting tracks completely from the iPod, the
confirmation dialog also displays the number of playlists the
tracks are members of.
IMPROVEMENT: Quick sync possible using "Add Tracks". Details:
Until now the default action when adding tracks that already
exist (identical full filename) was to add it again (they were
rejected by the duplicate detection, but that took a long time),
or to update the track information (option).
Now the default action is to skip existing tracks (identical
filename) or to update the track information (option). Thus, by
default, only new tracks are read, allowing quick
synchronization of entire directories.
IMPROVEMENT: In the past, using programs other than gtkpod to
transfer files voided the extended information file. gtkpod will
now try to use the MD5 checksums stored in the extended
information file to match up the data when this occurs.
IMPROVEMENT: The 'year' tag is now supported as track view column
and as sort tab type.
IMPROVEMENT: The tags for track number and total number of tracks
are displayed as nn/nn in the track view, and can also be entered
IMPROVEMENT: The tags for CD number and total number of CDs can
now be displayed (analoguous to track number and total number of
IMPROVEMENT: When creating a new playlist a dialog is popped up
asking for a name.
BUGFIX: Drag and Drop of files with spaces did not work.
BUGFIX: "Unsort" (clicking sort column three times) of track view
failed if last sort tab was a "special" sort tab.
BUGFIX: updated ID3 tag reading code from easytag's new
version. Please also note that id3lib V3.7.3 seems to crash gtkpod
every once in a while. V3.8.3 appears to be more stable.
NEW FEATURE: normalize song volume (using mp3gain). Uses iPod's
volume adjust feature rather than modifying the mp3 file.
NEW FEATURE: define format of filename when copying tracks from
iPod (mainly thanks to Sam Clegg).
NEW FEATURE: adjust volume of each track individually by using
iPod's per-track volume adjust feature (implemted through a new
column in the song view).
NEW FEATURE: automatically create a playlist for each
album/artist/genre/composer in your collection (thanks to Chris
Cutler), and other automatic playlist generations.
NEW FEATURE: menu items and context menu items to create new
playlist containing displayed songs or selected songs.
IMPROVEMENT: Try to press the shift key when dropping songs into a
playlist to move rather than copy tracks from one playlist to
another. Keep in mind that songs cannot be moved from or to the
master play list.
IMPROVEMENT: better alphabetize interface. Alphabetize settings
will be remembered, different settings for playlists, sort tabs,
and tracks possible. Also, clicking the column header three times
will revert the view to its unsorted state.
IMPROVEMENT: handle adding of playlist files containing files with
IMPROVEMENT: context menus more intuitive, context menus will no
longer trigger edit mode (most of the time).
IMPROVEMENT: the function copying songs to the iPod used a "large"
amount of stack memory (roughly 66000 Bytes) which crashed some
BUGFIX: md5 hash for duplicate detection will examine the same
number of bytes on all systems now (before it used 4xPATH_MAX).
BUGFIX: reading and writing of the Composer ID3 tags implemented
(so far the fields could only be set from inside gtkpod -- thanks
to Graeme Wilford)
BUGFIX: fixed memory holes in sync_songids(), sync_dir_ok(),
BUGFIX: drag and drop URIs with cr/nl at the end are handled
correctly (thanks to Walter Bell).
NEW FEATURE: Supports Playcounts, Ratings, Time Last Played / Time
Last Modified. The playcounts and ratings are read from the 'Play
Count' file produced by iPod's firmware versions V1.3
(playcounts only) and V2.0 (playcounts and rating).
NEW FEATURE: If you mark several songs and change a tag in the
first one, the corresponding tag in the other songs will be
changed as well (must activate in the prefs menu). Patch provided
by Ramesh Dharan. Thanks!
IMPROVEMENT: added auto-dection of Japanese encoding (thanks to
IMPROVEMENT: option to sort case-sensitively. Case-insensitive
utf8 sort should work fine, case-sensitive may not work entirely
as expected with some charsets.
BUGFIX: display free size correctly even if more than 4294967295
(or maybe just half that many?) Bytes are free on the iPod.
BUGFIX: drag-and-drop: gtkpod should now correctly handle files
with "special" characters (like spaces...) that are escaped in the
DND URI. (Thanks to Walter Bell).
BUGFIX: using 'file_export' from the context menu could crash
BUGFIX: file_export didn't remember directory last used.
BUGFIX: can now choose zero sort tabs in the prefs dialogue
(instead of the minimum one) -- why didn't anyone tell me?
BUGFIX: when deleting songs, sometimes adjacent songs got edited
(took title or artist... of the deleted song). Hopefully fixed --
BUGFIX: after reordering columns in the song view, the selection
of which columns are to be displayed went haywire -- fixed.
BUGFIX: fixed memory holes in pm_data_compare_func(),
NEW: Italian translation catalogue (almost complete)
NEW FEATURE: Synchronize directories (removed songs can be deleted
NEW FEATURE: gtkpod remembers charset used when initially
importing a song and uses this when "updating" the song
information from file or writing tags to file (needs extended
NEW FEATURE: display free space on iPod.
NEW FEATURE: menu item "Arrange Sort Tabs" to make all visible
sort tabs the same size
IMPROVEMENT: gtkpod should now compile "out of the box" under
FreeBSD and NetBSD (some adaptations were necessary before).
IMPROVEMENT: added all supported charsets provided by "iconv -l"
to the list of charsets to choose from. Code assumes that "iconv
-l" returns a list with the name of one charset in each line, each
valid line being terminated by "//".
IMPROVEMENT: new song column types: file size, play time,
BUGFIX: changed playlength code to that used by mp3info. It's much
slower but seems to be more reliable.
BUGFIX: fixed "dead" context menu "Alphabetize"
NEW FEATURE: context sensitive popup menues (right mouse button
click in playlist view, sort tabs or song view.
NEW FEATURE: play song with xmms (two user definable commands).
NEW FEATURE: option to mount the iPod directory on startup and
unmount it on exit.
NEW FEATURE: mount/unmount ipod directory on startup/exit, and/or
execute ~/.gtkpod/gtkpod.in,out (or /etc/gtkpod/gtkpod.in,out if
the former doesn't exist) on startup/exit. First gtkpod.in is
executed, then the ipod is mounted (if this option is
activated). On exit, it's the other way round.
NEW FEATURE: read global prefs /etc/gtkpod/prefs if
~/.gtkpod/prefs does not exist. Useful, e.g. to set a machine-wide
default mountpoint for the ipod.
IMPROVEMENT: "Add Songs" and "Add Directory" has a new default
behaviour. They will now add songs/directories to the currently
selected playlist. If no playlist is selected, they add to the
master playlist. "Add Playlist" will still create a new playlist
before adding the songs into it. Also, when playlist files are
added with "Add Songs" or "Add Directory" and no playlist is
selected, a new playlist will be selected for each playlist file.
NEW FEATURE: user settable: save song order after sort action
NEW FEATURE: columns in song view can be dragged into any
order. Order will be saved.
Change of copyright: itunesdb.c and itunesdb.h are now under the
GNU Lesser General Public License to make it easier to use the
code in other programs.
BUGFIX: when writing tags to file, all tags were updated even if
you selected only to update changed tags in the the preferences.
NEW FEATURE: drag and drop files/directories/playlists from
konqueror or nautilus directly into the song view. The songs will
be inserted at the specified position. You must already have some
songs displayed or a drop is not possible. In that case you should
drop into the playlist view since obviously you don't care about
the exact position of the files in the playlist (will be added at
NEW FEATURE: drag and drop files/directories/playlists from
konqueror or nautilus directly into the playlist view. If you drop
between playlists a (number of) new playlist(s) will be created
for the drop. If you drop onto a playlist, the songs will be added
into that playlist. Alpha-Version!
IMPROVEMENT: speed-up of display refreshs. - Import of iTunesDB
with full non-blocked display: 4x as fast (51'' against 3'35'' on
my 2459 songs) - Refresh of first sort tab, non-blocked: 20x as
fast (0.65'' against 13'' on my 2459 songs) - Refresh of first
sort tab, blocked: 60x as fast (0.13'' against 7.8'' on my 2459
songs) - Refresh of song list, non-blocked: 2x as fast (9''
against 18'' on my 2459 songs)
gtkpod V0.43-1 28-Feb-2003
BUGFIX: After DND operation songs were displayed twice in the
master playlist (this was just a display artifact).
gtkpod V0.43 27-Feb-2003
Preventive BUGFIX: in the code to import the iTunesDB all absolute
references to positions in the iTunesDB were removed. Instead
itunesdb.c now uses the header information to find the headers it
needs. This should make it more reliable to read third party
iTunesDB. This was also part of the problem with the ephpod import
problem below (the other half of the problem was ephpod's not
really conformant way of writing the database).
BUGFIX: some iTunesDBs produced by ephpod could not be read (hang
after reading the songs and before adding the playlists).
New Feature: update song information from file when adding songs
with identical filename (option)
New Feature: update song information from file of selected songs
(ctrl-u and menu item)
BUGFIX: copy_song_to_ipod() there was a <5% chance that songs were
overwritten by new songs during the copy process, if you deleted
songs before adding new songs.
BUGFIX: Deleting songs from the iPod only worked if you exported
the iTunesDB twice.
New Feature: Add Playlists (m3u and pls)
gtkpod V0.42 20-Feb-2003
Bugfix: on first start gtkpod complained it could not create
~/.gtkpod even though it could... (and vice versa).
Improvement: display update can now be interrupted, selection
changed at any time.
Bugfix: gtkpod now sets bitrate (average bitrate for VBR)
Improvement: export can be interrupted and be continued at a later
time. gtkpod will (hopefully) correctly remember which songs have
already been copied/deleted from your iPod.
Improvement: removal and copy of songs during export is done in a
separate thread, so the display doesn't freeze on long file system
Bugfix: Kentaro Fukuchi pointed out that MusicMatch (at least the
Japanese version) uses song IDs starting with 2 (and not with
53). gtkpod then dropped some of your songs -- fixed.
Improvement: Delete works on entries in sort tabs now (ctrl-d and
new menu item)
Improvement?: don't close dirbrowser window until after the songs
have been read.
Improvement: display is updated while writing tags to disk "in the
Bugfix: sometimes deleted songs were not removed from the
display. Changing tags then could crash the program
Bugfix: convert filenames ot UTF8 based on the charset chosen in
the options window
Bugfix: don't try to access iPod based files when in offline mode
gtkpod V0.41 01-Feb-2003
- minor bugfixes (just possible segfaults and such)
- window won't freeze during import/export/add operations
- better handling of duplicate songs (e.g. duplicate songs are now
displayed in a window instead of on the console, if duplicate
detection is switched on later, duplicate songs are removed but
the playlists are preserved...)
- confirmation window when quitting gtkpod without saving data
- Drag-and-drop for sort tab entries
- Japanese langauge catalogue
gtkpod V0.40 26-Jan-2003
many new features:
- Playlists (Drag-and-drop support)
- Sort Tabs
- Duplicate Detection
- German language support
- Charset for ID3 tags can be set
- Offline modification of iPod contents (and later synchronisation)
basic tool to import/export songs to your iPod.