Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>> OK, now here's the question at hand. There seem to be several programs out
> there that will let me
>> connect up my iPod to second computer and dump its music library into that
> computer's iTunes
>> library, rather than over-write the iPod with music from what's already on
> that computer. What I'd
>> like to do is sync up the iTunes at both work and home with the iPod being the
> sync'ing medium.
> If all else fails...simply rename the existing folder that contains the
> music as sound files, so the software can't find it to overwrite. Then,
> you can use standard Windows Explorer (the XXI-Jahrhundert version of
> "File Manager") commands and mouse manipulations to get all the sound
> files into one folder. Then, another "iaaf" answer...burn that folder
> onto a CD-R or DVD-R (or more) and use that to put all the sound files
> on both machines...
I believe there's a basic struggle here which Steven rightly tries to
circumvent. While the iPod is a serviceable memory, its interface makes
it all but useless for conventional memory functions. Such a function is
Any portable memory will serve the purpose: optical drive, flash drive
and removable hard drive are all candidates depending on the volume of
audio files involved. You can even use a spare iPod - if you keep it
from treating the files as audio.
Use Windows software to sync the files on your HDD with those of the
portable device, then let iTunes find them and do its thing.
OTOH, you may want to ignore my input as prejudiced. I've spent far too
much time unscrewing the damage done to my system by QuickTime ever to
let another Apple program on it. My paradigm for audio mamagement is not
Apple's and the last time I looked, I owned my computer. My MP3 players
may not be as snazzy as the iPod, but they're less demanding and less
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