I’ve given my kids my old iPod Nano and they’ve been taking all sorts of videos with it. Now they tell me that some of them are good and they want to upload them to YouTube. Except while I know how to get an iPhone video on the site [see my tutorial: Upload iPhone videos to YouTube for details -Dave] I have no idea how to get the video off the iPod and onto my iMac.
Congratulations, you just received a shiny new iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch or iPod Classic as a present from someone, someone who was willing to pony up the big bucks for a gift. Nothing to complain about. Except, of course, if you’re not yet part of the iPod world, someone who has already figured out the basics of getting music on and off the device.
If that’s you, we’ve got ya covered. This tutorial will show you how to get music onto your iPod from your computer using iTunes 11, then it’ll also show you how to perform the reverse trick: get music off your iPod and onto your computer.
Why both? Sometimes you just want to grab songs off someone else’s iPod, or off an old iPod of your own, and perhaps that device is no longer sync’d to your current computer.
Hi Dave, I have been following your newsletter for awhile now. Most of your topics are way over my head but very interesting. I mistakenly removed the iTunes folder from my Music Library. I still have my music intact, I can see all my tracks. Sadly, I have never backed up my iTunes so if I lose my tracks I’m out of quite a bit of money. I’m running Windows 7 Premium on my laptop and I have a portable hard drive. I have purchased a pack of DVD+RW discs to backup my music if that’s what I need to do. But urgently, need to recover the iTunes Folder that should be in Music Library because I can’t update iTunes software when notified. If you can help me or point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it.
I pulled my iTouch [ed note: "iPod Touch", actually] out of the drawer and when it was fully charged I realized that the time was off. In fact, not only was the time off, but it thought it was 1969. What the heck? How do I fix the date and time on my iTouch?
My son has just come home from his uncle’s house with a new iPod. Very nice. Full of a wide variety of music, some of which I don’t want him to listen to. He says “ya can’t get rid of any songs without removing them all” but I don’t believe him. Is there some way to remove a half-dozen of the worst songs without redoing everything on the iPod Touch?