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    multiple iPods, one mac

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    multiple iPods, one mac
    can anyone recommend an app to allow use of multiple ipods on a single mac? i know that the intent of itunes was not to allow unauthorized sharing, but i actually own all 3 of the ipods in question...

    whenever i try to use the 2 not currently set up as the default ipod, itunes tries to reformat them.

    is there a good app that will allow me to transfer from one to the other (or to the library) without having to reformat?

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    multiple iPods, one mac

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    multiple iPods, one mac
    can anyone recommend an app to allow use of multiple ipods on a single mac? i know that the intent of itunes was not to allow unauthorized sharing, but i actually own all 3 of the ipods in question...

    whenever i try to use the 2 not currently set up as the default ipod, itunes tries to reformat them.

    is there a good app that will allow me to transfer from one to the other (or to the library) without having to reformat?

    thanks

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    multiple iPods, one mac
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    I use 3 iPods on one machine without issue. Push and hold the option key, and then launch iTunes and will will get the pop up to choose a library or create one. Just create new libraries for the 2 other iPods and you will be all set. To use that library just hold the option key on iTunes startup and choose the appropriate library for the iPod you want to work with.

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    multiple iPods, one mac

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    I am afraid that such kind of things is not at all possible. But however for that you can call apple customer care executives and seek for their advice.

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    multiple iPods, one mac
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    I use 3 + my iPhone. Just cancel when iTunes wants reformat and the iPod should mount in iTunes just fine.

    As for transferring the content, that would be against the forum rules. All of the content should already be on your computer, right?


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    multiple iPods, one mac
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    I agree with baggss. just hit cancel. I have 4 ipods and a iphone and have never had a problem with using them on my computer. now plugging them into different computers might require some additional software.

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    multiple iPods, one mac
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    To add to my previous post, I use the 3 iPods with my iBook as well. The iPhone is a different story.


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    multiple iPods, one mac
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    I use a previous gen 30 GB, one of the new 16 GB nano's (it takes the new enhanced audible files that can't be put on the 30GB) along with both my wife's and my iPhone, all managed on my MBP.

    (I have not tried installing any of the apps on both phones.)
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