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Tracer-Bullet
31-01-2007, 05:42 AM
Hi, I know this isn't really a PC problem but I didn't know any other place to ask. But I was just wondering whether you had to use Apple's Itunes to transfer music, video's and photo's onto your Ipod. Or if you could add them directly to the folders stored in the memory/hard drive? More of a clarification this but it is MP4 format that Apples Ipod uses for movies isn't it? Thanks.

~Tracer-Bullet

winmacguy
31-01-2007, 07:03 AM
iTunes will automatically synch music and videos on your PC with your iPod, you can also set folders manually with iTunes.

teszeract
31-01-2007, 08:31 AM
Copying media files manually to your iPod's HD via the desktop, won't give the iPod player software access to those files. The iPod also works as a portabale HD but also has invisible folders for the iPod player software. AFAIK.

Speedy Gonzales
31-01-2007, 08:35 AM
No u dont have to use Itunes, u can use Winamp since it supports Ipods and other media player by default.

Or use Mlipod which is a plugin for Winamp, which lets u xfer MP3's and video to an Ipod.

maverickoc
31-01-2007, 09:13 AM
I bought Anapod. Its not free, but it beats itunes in every way

motorbyclist
31-01-2007, 07:12 PM
Hi, I know this isn't really a PC problem but I didn't know any other place to ask. But I was just wondering whether you had to use Apple's Itunes to transfer music, video's and photo's onto your Ipod. Or if you could add them directly to the folders stored in the memory/hard drive? More of a clarification this but it is MP4 format that Apples Ipod uses for movies isn't it? Thanks.

~Tracer-Bullet
AKAIK, no, you have to use itunes/winamp... which is silly really as every other mp3 player can handle being loaded full of files from the desktop.


iTunes will automatically synch music and videos on your PC with your iPod, you can also set folders manually with iTunes.
now that didn't actually answer the question, did it?

oh, and again, AFAIK, yes ipod (only?) plays mp4 video

Jams
01-02-2007, 02:16 AM
Prevention is better than the Cure.


Lesson Learnt, DON'T buy an IPOD.

motorbyclist
01-02-2007, 01:03 PM
Prevention is better than the Cure.


Lesson Learnt, DON'T buy an IPOD.

lol, i'd say the same for the iphone too, but i suppose someone will have to learn the hard way to prove it

Speedy Gonzales
01-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Prevention is better than the Cure.

Lesson Learnt, DON'T buy an IPOD.

Nothing wrong with Ipods.

At least they're better than Zune's which don't work with ANYTHING.

winmacguy
01-02-2007, 01:37 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/31/zune-screens-cracking-from-battery-pressure/

motorbyclist
01-02-2007, 02:28 PM
i smell a lawsuit....

nothing wrong with an $80 mp3 player off trademe - they even come with am/fm radio:D