Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jun 01, 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    93
    Specs:
    Powerbook G4 1.67GHz 15.2" Superdrive 1.5GB RAM
    Ipod on PC and Mac?
    Hi all,
    Sorry if this is a repeat post.

    I've recently looked to buy an Ipod but I use a Mac at work and a PC at home (still can't afford to switch!). I was wondering if it was possible to sync the Ipod with data files, mp3s etc using both the PC and Mac? I get the impression it is one or the other but I am not sure. Thanks!

    :flower:

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Location
    Hamilton College
    Posts
    6,999
    Specs:
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Your iPod must be formatted for Windows (Windows can't read Mac Formatted iPods, Macs can read both) and turn off autosync so you don't lose all of your music. If autosync is on then everything on your iPod will be wiped out and replaced with what is on the other computer you connect it to
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    I think you can only have your iPod sync with one computer. When you sync, it won't take songs off the iPod and add them to the library on your computer, it will only copy songs from your computer to your iPod.

  4. #4
    viz
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Your iPod must be formatted for Windows (Windows can't read Mac Formatted iPods, Macs can read both) and turn off autosync so you don't lose all of your music. If autosync is on then everything on your iPod will be wiped out and replaced with what is on the other computer you connect it to
    There was a driver I found on the net that would allow me to read and tranfer files on a Mac iPod from an XP box - but stuffed if I know where I found it or what it is called. Have a search - in the mean time I'll ask a friend what driver we used on his XP box... You will need to manually manage songs and playlists (iTunes>Preferences>iPod) for this to work...

    /viz

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2004
    Location
    New Jersey USA
    Posts
    129
    Specs:
    G5 DP 1.8 160 Super Drive 17 " Display
    You can use XPlay2 for windows. Once installed you connect your Ipod to the Windows computer. It will copy to XPlay2 folder. Open ITunes and Add folder to library. It is best to use the Mac at home to do import, rip, etc then import to Windows. Don't forget to turn off Auto sync.

  6. #6
    code777
    Guest
    so if my iPod is formated Windows my iBook will not transfer songs to my iPod? It will only read music files? I do put a lot of files on my iPod for my iBook...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •