I have an ipod classic 160gb, that I sync with my machine at home.
I use Linux at work, and want to just plug my ipod and just listen to the tracks, with all the playlists and such. I don’t want to sync nothing, I just want to listen to the tracks as if I was using the ipod itself.
Why? Because this way I can use the usb port.
So, I don’t want to manage my ipod in Linux, I just want to listen to the tracks on it in Linux, like it was a local library but it’s instead in my ipod.
(I’ve tried gtkpod, it works to show my files, but I can’t play, shuffle, etc. It would be interesting to have a complete audio software to handle everything like it was a local library)
With Rhythmbox, while you can also manage your ipod, you can simply browse it and play from it.
Amarok will play directly from an iPod.