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Hi Frank:

Thanks for the interesting link. All my hard drives both at work and home are already mirrored at 
least once, so my iTunes libraries are safe at both locations.

What I'm wanting to do, which should be just basic functionality of this thing, is keep both 
libraries sync'd via the iPod -- like using a PalmPilot to keep Outlook sync'd at work and home. It 
seems to me this is just a simple and logical MO for anyone who might create MP3 one more than one 
computer or buy iTunes files at more than one location (this can now be sync'd in V7 of the 
software) or download podcasts at more than one location, etc.

Anyway, I keep looking for the best solution. I think the end result will be that, each time I plug 
the iPod into either computer, a 3rd party app will run and compare files on the pod vs the iTunes 
library and sync from the pod. The iTunes can run as normal, and anything added to the pod would 
then get sync'd when it's plugged into the second computer. Of course, this would assume that I kept 
my entire library on the pod at all times, which is fine until I surpass 80 gigs (up to 40 already 
and I don't do videos or photos in the pod).

Hmm, the more I think about this, the more I see why the pod is the only Apple product I own. Really 
glaring design flaw here. Yeah, yeah, it looks nice and all and comes in a nice package, but this is 
a pretty major piece of functionality that's missing.

-- Tom Fine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Recommended software to make an iPod dump its library to iTunes on a second 
computer


> On 12/20/06, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Jeff. That one warns about incompatibility with the newest pods.
>>
>> Anyone try this one:
>> http://www.sturm.net.nz/website.php?Section=iPod+Programs&Page=SharePod
>> seems like just the ticket but I'd hate to screw up either the pod or the
>> computer.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>>
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> > 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 Tom- I now have about 30gb of music on iTunes at my office, and was
> anxious not to lose it.  I bought a 250 gb usb HD for about $100 and
> discovered at the following web site:
>
> http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-backing-up-ipod-and-itunes-music/
>
> That I could back all of my music onto the portable HD and also copy the
> music off of the portable HD and put it on the home computer iTunes.  I have
> the 60 gb iPod and sync it at home.  I don't trust the iPod enough to take a
> chance on it being a major part of the back up process.  Regards.  FBS
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Frank B Strauss, DMD
>