EphPod can do exactly what you want and is freeware. I've had a few hiccups
using it but in general it works very well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 4:54 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Recommended software to make an iPod dump its library to
iTunes on a second computer
> Hi All:
> 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. Santa arrived early here with an 80-gig iPod, which holds
> my entire tunes library, so I can carry it from the organized computer (at
> home) to the disorganized computer (at work) and what I'd like to do is
> make the work iTunes library identical to home, and further make it so I
> can rip from CD at either location and the pod would act like a PDA,
> keeping both libraries in sync.
> Anyone else doing this? What are you using. All my computers are
> Thanks in advance and please feel free to ping me off-list if you think
> this is too far off-topic.
> -- Tom Fine
> PS -- I am impressed with the audio quality of this 80-gig iPod. I think
> Apple must have listened carefully to all the bitching about the Mini and
> the previous generation or two big pods and gone back to better audio
> hardware. The replaces an old second-gen 20-gig unit that I always liked
> sound-wise and I think this new one sounds better, both on earbuds and
> plugged into the line in on the computer.