Adventures In Computing

November 14, 2007

iPod Troubles Will Drive You Insane

Filed under: Floola, Gnome, iPod, Ubuntu — Normand Bissonnette @ 11:43 pm

I know, I know that I have been lax in my blogging the last few weeks but I have good reasons for this. I was to write something about trying out Epiphany browser for gnome about two weeks ago but I did something stupid with my iPod. I decided to try Floola with the ‘Pod. I screwed it totally. It seem to work fine but it screwed up the artwork. What do I mean? Well the artwork did not match the song I was playing and there was no easy way to fix it so I initialize my iPod to the factory setting and started putting music back in. I now hate doing this. I had over 11 days of music in it!

After about a week and a half I had most of the songs back in and I was using the iPod as a memory stick to bring some files to work for a friend. I plugged it in the office computer and I was busy with customers and when I sat at the computer the ‘Pod was synced with my work computer. It was almost empty again. So last night I started installing songs back in the iPod. I am truly sick and tired of doing this. It was all my fault, damn me!

From what I saw of Floola it seems to be a good program, I recommend that you try it with an empty iPod so that you don’t screw it up. If after you installed a few different album with the covers these covers match with the songs, I think that a few of you would stick with it. One of the great features that floola had is that the program does not install in the computer so you can keep a copy in the iPod itself and install songs from any computer without installing an unwanted program on some one else’s computer.

I guess I have to continue putting more songs in my iPod so i”ll cut it short for this post. I promise you that you’ll have to wait a shorter time for my next post.



  1. Oh I forgot to mention that I am only now trying Epiphany the browser designed for Gnome. Some things I like and others I don’t. I’ll write about it in a future post.

    Comment by Norm — November 15, 2007 @ 12:16 am

  2. Floola plain sucks. It sounds good at first until all your track ones are deleted, tracks are out of order, songs doubled, albums doubled etc. and I almost forgot to mention that the artwork features don’t really matter if the artwork looks slightly grainy (compared to itunes an other ipod managers). Bottomline stay away from Floola unless you want play russian roulette with your ipod.

    Comment by Reuben — August 1, 2008 @ 8:00 am

  3. Floola is trash.
    It works fast, is convenient for organizing, but “clips,” the first few segments of every “track 1,” song on the I-Pod and has a tendency to “double,” albums.
    At one point, I used Floola on my friends I-Pod, who has the entire Public Enemy discography, as well as others, only to find that three of the 120 albums on the Pod itself were available.

    Comment by AMB — August 1, 2008 @ 8:13 am

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