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nerd
26-12-2007, 05:11 PM
Hi i just got a i pod and i wanted to know if you need itunes to put songs onto it. Also i wanted to know if you could put songs thet are on the computer on it as well or if you need to get them off itunes. i have dialup(still) and wanted to know because i cant be bothered downloading itunes (51 MB)

timmy101
26-12-2007, 05:32 PM
Yes, you do need itunes. pc world should havethe program on the disc

noone
26-12-2007, 05:35 PM
Often you can find Itunes on PC mazagine disks ... so it might pay to buy one.

There are other programs that you can use to sync up with your ipod - such as WInamp and Mediamonkey. They are not supported by Apple and may not have as much features ( or more different features ).

nerd
26-12-2007, 06:15 PM
will itunes sync my library to the ipod or do i need to pay for the songs and download them?

Speedy Gonzales
26-12-2007, 07:15 PM
No you dont have to use Itunes, just for MP3's.

Winamp supports Ipods now. The latest version supports video and album art too.

BUT if you want to sync contacts and the calendar in Outlook, then you'll need Itunes. or another program.

You have to pay if you want songs from the Itunes store, but you can add your own as well.

You just wont get album art. Unless you pay for them, or you scan them and then add them

FoxyMX
26-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Also i wanted to know if you could put songs thet are on the computer on it as well or if you need to get them off itunes.

The songs you already have on your computer can be used and iTunes will sync them to your iPod.

wmoore
26-12-2007, 10:13 PM
Another program you could try is Songbird.

sal
27-12-2007, 02:31 PM
Since you're on dial-up and don't want to download the (bloated) iTunes + Quicktime package, there's quite a few alternative options. A couple I can recommend are Floola (http://www.floola.com/modules/wiwimod/) (5MB, donationware) and Media Monkey (http://www.mediamonkey.com/) (6.5MB, freeware+).

Floola is solely made to interface with your iPod whereas Media Monkey is more a media manager, and is quite a popular option because it does a great job at that. I'm guessing you scored a new iPod for Xmas so you'll probably need to go with Winamp (http://www.winamp.com/) (8MB, freeware+) which I'm more than certain supports the encrypted DB the newer models have. The other two you'll need to look into for this support.

nerd
28-12-2007, 12:21 PM
i tried media monkey.
its alright but doesnt do wma though does winamp? and all the other ones?

sal
28-12-2007, 12:47 PM
If you mean it doesn't transfer WMA to your iPod, then you'll need to convert it to an MP3 first (WMA isn't an iPod supported format). I'm sure this is possible in Media Monkey if you have a hunt around.

Chilling_Silence
28-12-2007, 12:52 PM
WinAmp can convert from WMA's

Im with Sal, use WinAmp, it rocks my socks off... best feature is exporting music from the iPod using WinAmp :D

FoxyMX
28-12-2007, 01:00 PM
Since you're on dial-up and don't want to download the (bloated) iTunes + Quicktime package,

Installing QuickTime Alternative (http://www.majorgeeks.com/QuickTime_Alternative_d5610.html) is a better option to QuickTime if iTunes is installed.