New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

Ipod as library


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
sheff

 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 5
sheff is on a distinguished road

sheff is offline
hi there, so i have my ipod 80 gb that is formatted for windows and i used my external HDs (which dont read on my mac) on my windows and uploaded all my songs.

are there any programs (preferably free but theres always torrents) that i can use to update songs that i download with my mac onto my windows formatted ipod? my windows ehternet system is all messed up so ill be downloading my music from now on onto my ipod, but if i mac format it ill lose all my stuff on it already..... so is there any program that will just let me put on songs whether its mac or pc?

another problem i have is i would like to have my library as my ipod. for instance, on my windows, i just clicked add folder to library > then added the actual ipod, so all the songs where there, but could only be played if the ipod is put in, and im fine with that.

the former is more important, however the latter would be great too, im sure there are some dual OS friendly ipod liberating softwares out there, arent there?

THANK you in advance for your help!
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
There is no reason that the Mac should not read the Windows formatted iPod. Pull your music off, plug the iPod back into your PC and click the RESTORE button in iTunes, this will reformat the iPod. Then try it again on your Mac and see what happens. This shouldn't even be an issue unless you manually formatted the iPod to NTFS or some such.

Once you accomplish the first, you can do the second the same way. I will say that using your iPod as an iPod and as an external storage drive for your music is not a good thing. If the iPod has to be reformatted or dies, you just lost all your music.


QUOTE Thanks
sheff

 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 5
sheff is on a distinguished road

sheff is offline
ok let me rephrase so its easier to understand

are there any programs for mac, that will let me update songs from my mac to my windows formatted ipod? sort of a dual OS friendly ipod software that will let me update?
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
iTunes WILL do that. The Mac WILL read and work with your Windows formatted iPod. If it is not, you have a problem and need to do a restore on the iPod in iTunes on the PC to make it work. What you already have will work fine, you just need to figure out why it is not. This capability is built into OSX.


QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« backup itunes to an external HD | music files on ipod not accessible (they re there) »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?