How do I put music on my Apple iPod?
I've just bought a new Apple iPod Mini and am really excited about getting started loading my music onto it, but I can't figure out how to do so! Windows Media Player can synchronize music with the iPod, but the iPod itself doesn't then seem to know the music is there. HELP!
This is a surprisingly common question for new iPod owners who are using Microsoft Windows on their PC, and the basic answer is that you must use Apple iTunes to get music onto your iPod. Windows Media Player can see the iPod, but only as a hard disk, the section on the iPod where the music is stored is "hidden" and only iTunes knows how to get to it.
Let me take you through the steps of getting some music onto an Apple iPod with iTunes on a Windows XP system, then I'll show you quickly why WMP can't do the same thing.
The first time you plug your iPod into your PC via the included USB cable, you'll probably see something like this:
What's happened is that the underlying drivers for this class of device have been updated by Microsoft and the changes have been automatically applied - thankfully! - but you need to reboot. Do so, and then the next time you start up, your iPod will not generate any messages of this nature.
Now you really need to get a recent copy of iTunes onto your PC. There's a CDROM that's included with your iPod that has the iTunes program thereon, but if you don't want to mess with that, you can simply go to apple.com/itunes to download the latest version.
The next step is to actually launch the iTunes program. If you don't have the very latest version, you might well see this dialog window:
Generally, it's a good idea to make sure you always have the latest version, so click "yes" and it'll pop up your Web browser and take you directly to the download page, at which point you want to enter your email address, uncheck any boxes to skip certain types of email, and start the download:
I always uncheck these boxes, personally, as I already get too darn much email, but you might enjoy learning about free music available from the popular iTunes Music Store, etc., as indicated.
Either way, eventually you'll be able to launch iTunes and have it start up, rather than ask you to do other stuff. At that point it will recognize the iPod that you've plugged in and step you through the registration process.
It'll look like this:
You can stick with the default name for your device, but I always try to pick something more fun. For this 30GB iPod Video, I'm going to call it "MicroTV", because, well, it's a pretty tiny video screen. I also uncheck "automatically update music" because I like to control what happens to my iPod manually rather than have things magically occur and then not be what I want. You may find that having iTunes sync your iPod automatically works better for you, however.
When you're done with this configuration step, click "Next" and you'll see:
If you're so inclined, register your iPod, or just click "Finish".
Now, finally, you can see iTunes in all its glory:
All the colorful material in the middle is from the Apple iTunes Music Store. On the left side column, notice all the various categories of music and content, very similar to Microsoft Windows Media Player. Just below the Music Store, however, is what we seek. It says "MicroTV", as that's the name of my iPod.
Click on this entry, whatever name you've given your own iPod, and you'll see your music list, which is completely blank:
Now click on the "Library" link also on the left column and you'll see what albums or music you've ripped or otherwise copied into your iTunes library. If you haven't ripped any CDs, put one into your computer and click on the "Import" button in iTunes that'll show up.
On this particular computer, I've already ripped a few audio CDs, as you can see:
There's a much nicer way to explore the music, however. Click on the "Browse" button on the top right (it looks like an all-seeing eye) and a new panel will show up that lists genre, artists and albums too:
I'm going to go ahead and copy my jazz album, by Jeff Lorber, onto my iPod. I do that by clicking on the "Jazz" genre, then dragging and dropping that onto the name of the iPod on the left side. Then I can see the music being copied onto the iPod itself:
Doesn't take very long, and once it's done, I can eject my iPod and start enjoying the tiny music player.
However, let's have a quick peek at the basic iPod configuration while it's still plugged in by clicking on the "iPod Preferences" button on the bottom of the window:
The preferences look like this:
You can probably leave them all as-is, but that's how you get to them if you want to change anything about your iPod.
At this point we're done. The easiest way to disconnect the iPod from your computer is to click on the little "eject" button, but before we do, let's have a very quick look at how Windows Media Player sees the iPod and why it's so darn hard to get music from WMP to an iPod.
WMP certainly doesn't show a "MicroTV" option to make life easy. Click on the "Sync" button, however, and you'll see that it can indeed see the iPod that's plugged in:
This is deceptive, though, because the section of the iPod that holds the music that the iPod player itself can access isn't what's listed. The iPod can serve as a convenient and portable hard disk, and it's that section of the device that WMP can access. Copy music and it'll be accessible by another Windows system, but the iPod itself won't see it. Not good!
To actually get music out of WMP and onto an iPod involves some conversion and fiddling around, as detailed here: Convert WMA into MP3 for use with iPods.
Let's go back to iTunes, however, and eject the iPod. That's done by clicking on the tiny upward triangle adjacent to the iPod name:
Now the device is disconnected and you can unplug it, plug in some headphones or earbuds and enjoy your music!
Working with the iPod Itself
The easiest way to do that? Push the play button once on your iPod to wake it up, and you'll see this:
Now use the scrollwheel to highlight either "Playlists", "Artists", "Albums", "Songs" or "Genres", the push the button in the middle of the scrollwheel to select that choice:
I'll select "songs", and here's what I see:
Now I can pick a specific song by again using the scrollwheel, then click "OK" (the button in the middle of the wheel) and the song starts playing:
And now, let's relax with our own personal jam!
Hope that helps you get up to speed with the iPod. You'll find it gets a lot easier to work with after a few minutes of fiddling around.
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I have a 2 plus year old iPod Photo 60GB. I am having trouble marrying consecutive songs together; i.e. like a prelude or intro to the next song. I am currently run iTunes 220.127.116.11, and have searched every dropdown menu, iPod for Dummies books, and other websites to find out how to do this. By accident, I found your site. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks.
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On the dvd attempt, the error message is:
Creation of DVD files not successful
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The output drive may be full or defective
Please select another drive to write to and try again.
Hi i recently bought an Ipod Video (30 Gig) and sometimes it says on the ipod "Do not disconnect", while in the Itunes Window it says "update complete, ok to disconnect". It wasn't doing this before, and I was wondering if this could be a problem, and what program would you recommend for converting movies to the ipod.
I have put music on my IPOD and now when i try to do it, it says that the ipod isnt connected but it is charging???? I dont get it? Can you help me?
I have been given an ipod mini for my birthday but I can not put music on it. I have tried your instructions but when I try to drag and drop i get that No Entry sign. Is it because I do not have a Mac computer? I can't figure this out and its really frustrating! Any ideas? Thanks
i connect my nano to the my computer by the usb cord. and usually it updates my songs automatically. but for some strange reason it doesn't update any of my songs. my nano says " do not disconnect" i waited for ages and it seems my computer doesb't reconise my nano. becasue my nano's nick name doesn't com on the left. because it usualy glows red with a little symobol. please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay so I got a 30GB ipod video in may and i am just now getting to use it, I have it connected but I downloaded the new itunes 7, and it is different from what you have shown. Anyways I can put my pictures, and contacts on it but no music, just the music my mom put on it useing her computer. How do I fix this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank You, Janae
I just got an iPod Video and now when I try to drag music into my iPod there is the No Entry Sign. Why is that it never happened before and I cant get music on unless i delete all the songs from my iPod and then add the couple songs in when i sync them all again.
ok elp, done your intrusctions but i says i have no music on my ipod!!! what do i do?
I want to know if you have music on your ocmputer already and you want to put it on your ipod so it isnt on a cd how do u do it?
hey i am getting a new ipod and i have and older one now im just wondering when i get a new one what do i do to get my songs on my new one from my old one. and im also getting a new laptop and want to move my library off my old computer to my new one how do i do this.please help thank you
Joey, what you need to do is pull all the music from your old iPod onto your computer in iTunes. Then when you hook up the new iPod it'll ask if you want to "pair" it to your computer. Say yes, and when it's done, you should be able to drag and drop all your music from your library onto the iPod entry in iTunes and copy it all across. If you're talking about two COMPUTERS, then, again, you can use the iPod as the carrier, or you can use a program like ipodcopy (see download.com for a copy) or Senuti (Mac version).
my computer isn compadable for itunes does that mean i cant use my new ipod nano at all?
I just got my ipod nano and all I do is plug it into the computer sometimes the sign on my ipod say not to disconnect and sometimes it doesnt.The problem is when i plug it in i justhear a noise that something is plugged in and when i put iTunes on I see my ipod and they say that the ipod software update sever could not be detected.Also they say that my it might not be hooked up to the internet and i JUST registered my ipod.HELP!!!
i have tried doing this like 5 times, and every time itunes wont be installed on my computer, what should i do with my ipod if i cant get itunes or, is there a way i can get it that i just cant find??? HELP!!!!!!
Is there anyway you can do a website that makes it easier to eject a ipod. I ve been tring to eject my ipod for 26 days but it still doesnt work. Please help
how do i put videos on my ipod?
I got an iPod. When looking through it I found a Playlist for Music videos. I downloaded a music video from iTunes but it doesn't show up at all on my iPod. It works on my computer. I made sure I put the music video in the Music Video playlist but it still won't show up on my iPod. Is there any way I can get the music video to show up on my ipod??
when i plug my ipod in it just pops up something like a window with three selections window meda player and 2 other things its not like you explained at all
How do i delete songs on my Ipod? help.
How do I put music on my Creative Zen Nano Plus player? It is a mp3 player.
OKay so i have an Ipod mini and im trying to sync the music into my ipod, and i press sync and it says:
The Ipod cannot be updated because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the selected playlists.
How do I put music on my Creative Zen Nano Plus player? It is a mp3 player.
can you help me step by step on putting songs on my ipod nano and picturces to!
im trying to sync the music into my ipod, and i press sync and it says:
The Ipod cannot be updated because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the selected playlists.
hi iv just got an apple ipod and i dont no whats going on with it, iv downloaded the itues thing and i put song on it and it was fine, n i thought i was doing everything right, putting songs on it but obviously not it said i hav 282 song on the ipod and like 400 in the library, so i deleted everything and now i dont no how to put songs back on it, i followd your intructions to delete pictures and when i went into preferences *ipod* isnt there
can you help me?
hi mr. taylor
i have a problem with my Ipod.My Ipod model is M9806B this is my fisrt time to get this Ipod one day i charge my Ipod in a computer but when i look inside of that Ipod i don see any songs what i see is 3 files 1 is contact 2 calendar 3 notes what i decided to do is to format that Ipod but when im finished to format it i put the songs that i want but that songs that i was putting it doesn't play and the songs that i was formated i dont see it.
so i need your help please what am i suppose to do?.
I am not getting the message i should get when i plug in my USB cable in
I have an ipod Nano 2nd generation and bought music videos but I cant figure out how to get them onto my ipod.
I have an ipod Nano 2nd generation and bought music videos but I cant figure out how to get them onto my ipod.
How do I get music videos onto my nano. I already bought them from itunes and downloaded them and everything but when I try to drag them into the ipod there's a no entry sign. Do you know how to do this? If you do please tell me how
i still need to figure out how do i use itunes prepaid cards
I have a couple of q's first i'm wondering if i should wait and get my ipod nano first before downloading YOUR REALLY HELP FULL INFO. because for some CRAZZZY!!!REASON!!! it makes me pay for a 1,2 or 3year deal.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR VERY HELPFUL INFO. I ALWAS GET SOME STUPID MACHINES POINT OF VIEW THAT NEVER WORKS ,THANK GOD YOUR A HUMAN.
i dont know wat itunes is? and i dont know how to put music on my ipod??????
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HELP! I have an older ipod shuffle-used to work just fine...bought newer shuffle for hubby @ Christimas, now BOTH are not working. They SEEM to take a charge, I take all the steps to download the music, I eject and try to use, the power does not stay on. (Apple tech said that my computer isn't 'syncing' and to call Microsoft becuz it is a problem w-my computer and Microsoft tells me "call Apple"!!!) I am not a tech wizard but I am no slouch and this has me SO frustrated, I am ready to throw BOTH of them in the garbage!
Hi, My name is Ciara Ellis and I just wanted to know when you put the music on the ipod is it or free?
my ipod frozen up the screen says
and the battery meter has a plug in it with green background
WHEN I PLUG IN MY IPOD NANO [2ND GEN], ALL IT DOES IS INDICATE THAT THE IPOD IS CHARGING. THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THE ITUNES WINDOW NOR CAN I FIND A PREFEWRENCES BUTTON.
How do you marry two songs, such as "We will rock you" and "We are the Champions" by Queen so that the songs always play consecutively as originally intended.
I didn't find a response to this question in other articles.
I've had an iPod mini for the past 3 years and I had to buy some kind of new iPod because my mini is broken. So I got this 30GB iPod and I have all my music on it, but I try to put music videos onto it and it says "ACDC - Highway To Hell" was not copied to the iPod "Mariah's iPod" because it cannot be played on this iPod" WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN? How can I make it so I can watch my music videos??
That's an interesting question! I think that if you're talking about two MP3 files, you can just open them up in something like Audacity, join them, then resave it as a new MP3 file that you can import back into iTunes. If it's an AAC or Apple's proprietary iTunes format, you might be stuck. :-0
You can find Audacity at http://www.versiontracker.com/ [it's a Mac and PC app, btw]
how do u get the "do not disconnect" of the screen of ur ipod while its charging?
Well if thats how you put the music on it, then how do you put games and movies on your ipod???
I have an ipod and I have songs on this ipod in which I have a library on my PC and I got a laptop and now I want to put my songs from my ipod on to my library on my laptop. How do I do this I have tried everything and nothing is working?
i already have my music videos downloaded from something other then itunes, but i clicked "explore" and brought it to my itunes and put it into my music, library, and party shuffle, because im not sure which one my ipod plugs into, but when i download everything to my ipod, my music videos never show up, ive tried converting, but i have no idea what that does or even means. so could you tell me how to get my music videos on my ipod, even though they didnt come from itunes?
hey dave. i just got an ipod nano and i was just wondering do you need windows xp to put songs on it. cause i have windows m.e. please help me dave.
My husband and I each have an ipod. he has loaded his but we are having trouble loading mine. do we need to have different accounts or can we get music off the same one?
I have a video ipod 30g and i wondering how to put notes on it. i have the file on the ipod but nothing is coming up under it and i have enable disk use in itunes. How can i get the notes to appear on my ipod?
okay so I just got an ipod video but I had an mp3 before that so I moved all my old mp3 songs that I got from limewire into my itunes library but when I connect my ipod to my pc and I try to 'import' these songs onto my ipod it asks me which file to put them in but I'm not sure which one I'm suposed to pick!
hi mr.taylor i've an ipod videos 80GB,but don't know how to put music videos or movies.can u pls help?
i download songs off of itunes and then go to updae ipod. It says that it does it but, it doesn't when i LOOK at the ipod and its songs. I even went to the apple stoe and they told me when to do and it didnt work at all
over all it isnt fair and make sure ur computer has enough memory.
*dont get 1 til u look into it
awe, bru i have a ipod 30 gig, the problem is that; i have music videos on my itunes library that work on my itunes, but when i import it to my ipod it doesn"t inport it at all. why ho why am I sikeling, can u help me i am depressed coz it's been 3 months, been every where and nobody can help me
i have no sound on my computer but i just recently
downloaded a music video off of limewire and i send it to itunes and it's in music videos but my computer said my ipod won't play it why is that ?
ok i done ur instructions and i followed dem perfectly and i still am not getting n e songs on my ipod i am getting the blue bar saying that wen i drag them they can go in but i still am getting nothing plz elp.
i need help dave i just got an ipod nano second generation and on my playlists it says MUSIC VIDEOS but i dont know if i can put any on but if i can please tell me how.
is there any way I can put my friends songs on to my computer? Without erasing it on the Ipod?
Thank you for the information. Very helpful. I am sorry that you put something so easy to follow and nice on the Internet, only to have you become flooded with replies asking for yet more help.
hi dave i some 1 i share my computer with has an ipod so i have itunes on my screen name but i can't get my ipod to get songs on to it
how do i put music on my apple ipod please help
this thing is to complicted to do and my pasence is running out.
i got an ipod shuffle for my bday, i dont know how to keep my songs in the ipod, everytime i put music into, the songs in my ipod deletes, ive got to keep putting them in, can your help he plz!!!!!!!!!
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I plugged my 30gb iPod into my work computer and it's a Dell. It says "do not disconnect" for a long time and I wait forever...why does it do that and how do i get the music to play on my computer at work?
i have a new ipod but i don't know how to put my music on the computer to the ipod i need help?
i wannan download musics into my sony ipod not apple ipod, how do i do that?
I love this website. It is the best. The pictures help.
i need step by step instructions on how to putsongs on my ipodnano i jux dont get yalls instructions please make it easier for me
mine hasnt come up with a sign saying"register your ipod".can u help me?
hi i just got an ipod nano 4gb and i want to know how to put music videos on it.thank you
Hello Mr. Taylor
I just got my 30 GB video IPOD today and I am doing fine in putting in Music and Pics and stuff, but how do you put in Music Videos and movies and stuff like that?
Thanks - :D
i have that same problem that that Rebekah girl has. I try to drag the songs from my library to my ipod but that no entry sign won't let me. I also cant seem to delete the songs that are on my ipod that I dont want anymore. Please help....
The main reason that you get the "no entry" sign, in my experience, is that you've configured your iPod to automatically sync with one or more playlists. If you do that, you can't just drag additional music or videos onto the device. Instead, you need to go into the iTunes preferences area for your iPod and set it to "manually manage songs and playlists" then you can drag and drop to your heart's content!
Thanks so much. I totally get everything now thanks to you!!!
I just purchased a 30G Ipod and I want to load my CD collection onto it. The problem I have is I can only hold about 2G worth of music on my computer. If I delete that music and load more, when I try to load it to the Ipod, it wipes out the previously loaded music and replaces it with the new. Is there any way to keep adding to the Ipod without having it do what it's doing short of me installing another hard drive? Thanks
hey dave well i also don t know how to put my music in the ipod well i have the programme itune but hmmm nop it doesnt help now i have only some music it went automaticllay to my ipod now i want to do some other music from another place in my pc i put it in the itune some of them they go to my ipod some nop why that well i really wish to know to put my music in the ipod please byebye adil
Now my husband AND my boyfriend think I'm the smartest girl in the world because I'm secretely getting computer tips from your website - they both got iPod shuffles and couldn't make them work with their pc computers; thanks to you, I was able to hook-up BOTH of them successfully - thanks!
i have a nano ipod i put some music on it at a friends house i want to delete some of them but they have moved out of state how can i get these songs deleted please help
I really hope you can help with my delima,you come highly recomended.I had an apple computer that crashed and I bought a new one.The problem is that I don't have access to the old computer to share the music and files that I spent months loading on my iPod.Is there a way I can take the info that I have on my iPod and put it in my new library? I've lost alot of sleep,patience and hair over this problem. Please help.
Tori, you don't seem to be able to selectively delete without "pairing" your iPod to a computer, which will wipe the music out. You might have to just endure for now...
Mr. Irby, you want to check out a slick program called Senuti (see versiontracker.com for a download link) which will let you copy the music from your iPod to your Mac without using iTunes.
I do not seem to have enough USB ports on my Dell to connect my iPod to download. My cable internet, keyboard, and cirque mouse are all connected. What do I do?
I have a lot of random songs that I ripped from CDs onto my computer in one big Music folder. I often borrow CDs (some bought, some they made) from friends and rip 1 or 2 songs I like onto my computer.
How can I get those songs onto my IPod? I haven't tried or messed around w/ anything yet. I could, I guess burn them all onto CDR's using Windows Media Player and then open ITunes and imort but I have so many songs and the blank CDs cost money and I don't want to have tons of CDs w/ random mixes for no reason.
Can I somehow get the songs that I have on my computer that I usually play w/ WMP over to ITunes so I can download some of them onto the IPod?
Also, in your opinion why are IPods more popular than generic brands when generic brands allow you to use anything not just Itunes?
Just to elaborate - when I say 'generic' I don't mean some crappy brand, I meant more like Sony or another well known electronics brand.
do you have to pay to getsongs on your ipod?
hey can u plzzzz help me i have this itune with new virsion somthin like 7. somthing but i really dont know how 2 put music into my ipod pllzzz help me
can i put music from my music folder on my computer of do i have to use a cd?
How do you put songs from CD's on to an MP4 player?
I have more of a question than a comment. I have looked all over and cant find an answer. Basically I have no problem uploading music onto my ipod. However I have an audio book. It is converted into MP3 format. When I try to add it to Itunes there is no response its as if I didnt try to add anything at all. I tried the drag and drop- no response, tried file add- no response. I even tried to play around with configurations (the files properties are 80kbps so I went into Itunes and selected 80kbps again no response. This is difficult to figure out whats wrong since I dont get any error messages not even an hourglass saying its loading nothing at all. All it does is right after I drop it into itunes nothing happens. Is there a way to solve this I am running XP on a PC. The file is an audiobook in MP3 format and runs absolutely fine on Windows Media Player. Itunes even changed the files icon to the Itunes icon but it doesnt respond to it even when I double click on the file to play the file. The file does have two languages in it- I mean its a learning spanish file so theres english and spanish.
Your help would be very much appreciated.
I JUST BOUGHT MINE OFF MY FRIEND AND I NEED HELP TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC ON MY IPOD PLEASE HELP!!
I have a ipod nano(2nd gen. If i bought a music video and put it on my i pod would it play the music because i know that it is incapable of showing the picture? Is there any way?
I have a ipod nano(2nd gen. If i bought a music video and put it on my i pod would it play the music because i know that it is incapable of showing the picture? Is there any way?
hey my questions is i have a new computer and i want to add music to my ipod but i cant i dont want my old musin to easers. what can i do ?
I have an ipod nano (the older version) and everything was working fine with iTunes and everything until our computer crashed and i needed to take it in to be fixed. Well the place i took it to ended up completely wiping out all programs on my computer in order to fix it. So i re-installed iTunes and everything seemed to be working until i went to update my ipod and it said that for some reason over a hundred of my songs were no longer valid on my ipod an it ended up deleting them off my ipod, however they are still in my library. Do you know of any way that i can get those songs in my library back on my ipod?? (i already tried to update it again to see if it would work, but it didnt) thanks so much!
How do i put songs in sony ipod?
I have download the software but i don't know how to add songs.will anybody tell me .
my email id is- email@example.com
or call me at - 0129-4075491
intructions there just so complacteds.How to put songs on my ipod apple nano?
i am just about to purchase a new ipod nano, i current have a mini ipod and would like to know it would be possible to keep all of my songs and put them onto the nano??
My son purchased songs for his ipod from a couple of gift cards he got, but they downloaded onto the computer in his itunes account and NOT to his ipod. I read your WONDERFUL article about clicking on the genre and dragging it to his account, but every time I try that it shows the circle with a line through it and it does NOT work. WE are both extremely FRUSTRATED HE WANTS HIS songs. We are using windows XP, and I did update to itunes 7.1. Thank You for any help you can give me. P.S. I HATE the itunes site!!! I find it VERY un-user friendly. Just so you know. Thought I would throw that in.
THANKS A BUNCH SHERRIE
I just got an iPod Video and now when I try to drag music into my iPod there is the No Entry Sign. Why is that I cant get music on unless i delete all the songs from my iPod and then add the couple songs in when i sync them all again.
can i add songs without sync?
Did you get my question?? I even bought you a cup of Chai but not real confident you got my question. It said to only click submit ONCE but it didn't do anything. Please let me know.
i a got video ipod but i cant get itunes because i got windows 98
i was trying to set up itunes but it says ''this installation package couldnt be opened. varify that the package exists and that you can acess it, or contact the application vendor tto verify this is a valid windows installer package'' what should i do ??
hey well i just got a ipod nano and i followed your instructions and it still says i have no music even after i downloaded it not to mention my cds i had converted and it wont work did i do something wrong or is it just the ipod
Hi, I have a 40 GB white IPOD and when I connect it to my laptop, it says do not disconnect with a circle and line inside flashing....I want to down load music; but what do I do? How can I get this "Do not disconnect" OFF?
Thanks in advance Alma :)
Alma, you need to have Apple's iTunes program running on your computer when you hook up your iPod. That lets you synchronize music and "eject" the iPod when you're done so the "do not disconnect" message goes away! You can grab a copy of the software for free at
mr taylor i have an apple ipod nano but i dnt know hw to downlaod music and video clips inside.plz help me out.
everytime i connect my 30gb ipod into my computer,all it does is charge and im trying to put music on it but it doesnt say "DO NOT DISCONNECT" and when I plug the USB cord into the computer it says theres an unknown usb and when I plug the ipod into my other computer it detects the component and says "DO NOT DISCONNECT". I hope this makes sense and if it does...can you help me?
I was wondering the song that you buy with itunes can be put on to my ipod. It seem that I have all my other songs on there but the purchesed ones. Can it be done? thanks!
Look i made a play list there is no options what so ever to put it into the ipod i cant find any option anywhere what so eveer ( Believe me i have been LOOKING ) to put in the music files inot the ipod i seriously HATE ipod please help me and i apologize for going crazy in previous post and i hope you can explain this one simple thing to me which button do i press to put the mp3 file into the Ipod?
thx in advance and im srry for previous post but i do hate everyone that made ipod
ive downloaded music from limewire to itunes i can see it it the libary but when i click on to a song to download nothing happens i can download photos just not songs please hellllllllllp.
um i was just wondering if you wood be able to help me out. only a few days ago i got a pink 4gb apple iPod. I have figured out how to dowload songs and music onto my iPod with the help of me friends but for some reason the songs i have downloaded onto the iPod aren't playing when i press play while others are! i dnt know why but i really dont want 2 spend anymore money on it as i have already spent enough money on my iPod alone. i dont know wether it is because they are downloaded off the internet.
cood u plz help me...i wood b very grateful
I use my dads ipod he has his own music i have mine. Can i put my music on the ipod through my comp without deleting his?
Mac, yes you can. If you're on a PC, go to download.com and grab a copy of "ipodcopy" from there, and if you're on a Mac, get "Senuti" from versiontracker.com. They offer the same basic functionality and I've written about both here on my blog too. Try this link: http://www.askdavetaylor.com/about_ipodcopy.html
i dont know how to delete songs off my ipod without deleting them all please help!!!!!!
I have an older version of the ipod [the 4th generation] and all of the sudden my ipod dosn't show up on itunes so I cannot put new songs on my ipod PLEASE HELP!
Dear Dave i have a ipod nano and i am trying to find out how to put songs from itunes on to my nano could you please help?
I bought a new 4 GB ipod nano last week. I downloaded songs and pictures onto it and it worked fine. Now when I plug it into the computer to put on new music my ipod will not show up in itunes. I noticed that a lot of other people are having this problem. Could you please give me a suggestion of what to do?
hi i HAVe A PrOMBle WIt MY ipoD i PLUG THe iPOD in THe COMPUTer n EVery THING But WHEN im IN itunes THe nAMe oF my IPOd DONt Show UP ..it oNLY chARges
how can i put notes onto my ipod video? lyk i wanna put documents from notepad onto my ipod video but how or is it possible?? x
hey ....umm..how do u put music vidoes or movies in a ipod nano...can u use lime wire??
Well i Have a Nano But i dont use media player i use the new iTunes get it at www.apple.com
I have had a mini ipod 4 ages, however i havent put any new songs on there for ages n now i want 2 delete the old ones and replce them. However now i have a new computer which i have downloaded itunes onto but it wont let me delete my old songs, please help.
I have to say that I f'ing LOVE you. I love you, I love you, I love you.
I just bought an iPod (30GB; video) and I couldn't figure out how to put songs on it, so I decided on burning discs, then just putting them on the iPod. Well, I'm pretty much kinda stupid sometimes, and the new iTunes (7) confused me wayyy much. Then, I found the sync button, and it's SO MUCH EASIER THAN THE CD TRANSFERING. Just download songs from limewire (or something), drag them from the folder that they're in and into the iTunes library, then hit "sync" when you click your iPod's name(go to the music tab, and make sure that you have it set to manually editing your songs.) I was saved, but I wouldn't have figured it out AT ALL if it weren't for you. I love you, I love you, I lovpefajoifj;lkafh lkagndsalfj. <3 Thankyou sosososososososoososososososososososososo much!!
hello! my ipod has a problem! i got this ipod as a gift from a friend but it has her name on it! how do i put my name on it? and also when i connect it to the computer... it says charging but i want to put my songs on it and not charge it! please help cause i feel like breaking it right now! its stressing me out
It is possible to load songs on your iPod using WinAmp. I do it. Why? Because I hate iTunes.
Just open the media library and choose Portables -> Ipod, you'll see the songs on your iPod (Don't forget to plug it in first). You can add songs to the iPod directly from the playlist by right clicking them and then choosing: sent to > iPod.
Dude. your an absolute legend. i got an ipod shuffle and it works fine. cheers :D (10/10)
i have tried and tried to put songs on my ipod but it says it has sent but when i look on my ipod they havent sent can u help me please
can you put music videos on secon generation ipod nano
hoily dave my name his ashleydavis do you have apple itunes ipod i am haveing stuck on the computer please would like two help me with apple itunes please would do it for me now when you have time do it now.do you now about itunes i dont now all i now his song if now that can you will help me do it for me
Thanks for the site!
I thought I was doing everything right -- downloaded itunes, then put the CD I wanted to load into the ipod into my CD rom place, then plugged the ipod into the computer, and it would sync into the ipod. Seemed to work fine. When I went to use the ipod, most of the songs play strangely (bummer, I have loaded 2000 on the ipod now) -- they are jumbled, or they skip, or are sped up from normal, like twice as fast. Any clue how I fix this? When I play the songs from on the computer, using the computer and iTunes, they sound fine. I have that ipod that holds 20,000 songs capability....plenty of space, etc. Thanks in advance for your help.
ok i just got a used ipod video and i have songs on my itunes already from my nano and i want to download them to my video and it just chages nothing pops up for me to instal the ipod
hey i still dont get how to put the songs on my ipod :(
I would just like to say a very big thank you to Dave Taylor for putting this website together. This website and all this information on it has helped me soooo much. When comparing this website to the website given by apple, this website helped me much more and the information given by apple was rubbish and a waste of time.
So, thank you very much.
hi, how do i delete music from ipod. thank u
can't i put music from ipod to a computer .i have song in ipod i have new computer want to install ipod music
umm i cant get the box onlii
it dosnt want to the itunes thing where you put your songg and where you put your name i doont have tht boxx
I just got the new ipod nano the 8GB and I have no idea how to use it. I have iTunes,but I get my songs from another place. I don't know how to register my ipod,get songs,videos,albums,or pictures on my ipod.What am I doing wrong? Is there some way you can give my specific step by step intructions?
I juist got a ipod it is 30 GB and i don't know how to put music videos on it Can you please tell me how i can do that. And pictuers on my ipod thank you so ever much !
Thanks Dave, that helped out a lot.
is it possible that I can send music from my ipod classic to my new computer.
thank u very much i wont forget
Hi My friend gave me her old ipod mini and i want to delete some of her songs and put my songs up there. How do i do that
I have an ipod schuffle and I just downloaded LIMEWIRE in hopes of free music downloads but I don't know how to transfer the songs from my ipod SHARE file. Can ya help a brotha out? I really enjoy the music but I hate the cost of buying each song.
i got a new ipod shuffle and i dont know how to put music into it and i want help plz help me and i am 12 years old and any boys
hi this is hailey i dont know how to put songs on my ipod sheffle
hi yaar.. pls someone help me out..i hav some songs in my ipod and wen i open it in some other computer,i dono how to view the songs in my ipod... how can i do it???
My husband passed on his 20g ipod to his sister who lives in another state. She is unable to use it to load her own itune music on it. What do we need to do??? Thanks for your help.
How do i get songs onto my ipod from the internet and how do i do it. explain the steps to me
When I plug my Ipod to my computer using the USB cord, it tells me that the device is not recognized, malfunctioned. How do it get my computer to recognize it? I have already downloaded itunes. Please help me! Thanks in advance!
When I connect my ipod to my computer it charges but says that there is no ipod connected. And the ipod shows a blinking red slashed circle and it says do not disconnect? This is my first time using it.
hi dave when i go and install itune it says the feature you are trying to use is on a network rescoure that is unavailable then it says click ok try again or enter an alternate path can u help please
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT PODCASTS ON MY IPOD NANO PLEASE HELP ME!!!
my father brought me a new ipod and i am dying to put songs in it but how??????????
Whenever I plug the USB into my computer, it doesn't show me the things that u said it would show me. So it's different. And it only worked on my aunt's computer and not mine! PLEASE HELP ME!! I'm so frustrated right now!!
i am going to try this information out to see if it works..i mean i don't have the money to buy the tunes for my ipod 3rd generation its tunes.. i tried about 5 different ways to try and get music on my ipod... do you have any suggestions besides your information here..i just got it on the 23rd and i been trying for a couple days now..
i just cant put the music on mi ipod please help?
I just got an 80GB iPod,and i keep trying 2 add songs 2 the iPod with my iTunes,and nothing comes.when i connect my iPod to my PC,i see the instruction that says-Connected.Eject Before Disconnected-written on the screen of my iPod,but i dont see my iPod apearing on my iTunes menu after the itunes store option
how do i put songs from my old ipod to my new one?
Hey, i just got my new iPod Video (80BG) today, and i just wanted to add that for you people who say that when they connect their iPod to their computer and it doesn't say anything on the screen (pc screen), try going to your "My Computer" program. and your iPod option thing will be there because when ever i connected my iPod it never displayed anything on the main screen about it coming on so i went into "My Computer" and it was always there. I hope this helps some of you. :D
Thank you, Thank You, Thank you! I have tried for several days with the Apple directions to get music from my computer to my new iPod but with no success. Thanks for putting it so simply, I finally did it!
Hello i have just got a new ipod nano and i am having problem putting songs onto it. I have downloaded Itunes and i saids that i need to be running window vistea or xp i am just wondering if this is true please could u help me
Where do you get the itunes? My ipod I got for christmas didn't come with one? Can i download it off the internet?
Does itunes only work on Windows Vista?
What do i do , my cousin ben has given me his ipod because he wants me to put some songs on it but the problem is i have been on www.itunes.com and it hasnt helped me get some and i have no idea what to do . Pleas help x
Hi I just got an ipod nano for christmas and i do not know how to put music up there can you help me
thank you sooo much for the effort...!!it was really helpfull..
Hello, i really need your help!
Okay, when i bring limewire up, it wont connect!
it only connects the first bar,and thats it!
We've done everything and it wont work.
So i cant get songs on my new ipod.
like im obviously connected to the internet,
I've checked ALL my firewalls and made sure they allowed limewire, and it STILL wont work.
i have a ipod nano but i didnt download itunes cause they charge so i downloaded bearshare n i have da music n i put it into the ipod but i doesnt show i knoe its there cause of when it wasloading and because i check the space and there was space used which was the pictures and music i put there i dont know what i did wrong bu i think i did everyting right i think. when i open my computer i click on ipod and then it shows contacts calender and notes and some other thing that is in the ipod im guessin well i made a new folder and its called music n in that folder is all the music i downloaded n that folder is in the ipod folder. Well none of my music shows or anything on my ipod and i dont know what to do. PLEASE help me before i go crazy with this ipod nano ahh make sure email me as soon AS POSSIBLE HOPEFULY BU TONITE OR TOMORROE thank you byeeeeeee again thank you
I have an IPOD shuffle and when I plug it into the computer my computer doesnt recognize the device and it says that my ipod has malfunctioned.
Well it took me 4 hours but I think I figured out how to get the music on the Nano. Now fer the video.........
Not bad fer a 47 year old dumb Biker...Huh??
thank u 4 helping me k bye and have a happy new year
well when i plugged it up then nothing popped up sp please write me back with good answers
hi. i have an MP3 player that is full of songs and that are also on my laptop i have just brought an ipod nano and i can transfer the songs over on the laptop but when i turn the ipod on i cant find my songs PLEASE HELP . . .
How should i put songs on my ipod nano video without buying songs from itunes
i have a 30g ipod and i have always been able to update songs. However, now, when i connect my ipod to the comp, the screen has a popup says cannot sync Eddy's ipod error -48. HELP!!!!!!
i have itunes 7
I was woundering what do you do once you are in the library. I get stuck from there everytime I get my songs on the ipod
i cannot put music onto my ipod. i have itunes on my computer with a few songs but cannot get them on. i followed your steps but i never recieved any messages like yours when i plugged my ipod in. I also dont have a picture on the left of the ipod to drag my songs into. please help iv been trying for hours
I have ITunes, when I downloaded it,it seems that only half of it downloaded, beacuse my friend showed me hers and she has more then my Itunes. I have downloaded some songs. What should I do redownload it? If I do that I will lose the songs that I all ready have. It also won't let my register it. Thanks
When I open up Itunes a License agreement comes up.Where it says I have read & agree to the Ipod software license I put a check mark there and click SAVE, then my name of my Ipod on the left side of the screen disappears. Can you HELP me??? Thanks
My iPod 80 gb is making funny sounds, kind of like the hard drive disk is skipping. It's brand new. Just yesterday it made a high pitched squeeling noise. I think it might be due to the fact that i have pictures on it but in the settings it says i have none. Just now i plugged it in the USB port and it's now frozen. What the hell is going on?
DiLo sounds to me like you should take it back to Apple and ask for a new one. Something's definitely wrong. Good luck.
i have a motorola ROKR E1 it has itunes ib it but i cant get the songs in Itunes help please
I have an i-pod. Had it for years.
My wife has an i-pod nano. Just got it for Christmas.
How do I get songs from my i-tunes library onto her nano?
Please help me.I got my ipod nano for christmas and i still haven't figured out how to use it. You said that when you first plug your ipod up something should come up about new hardware but when i plugged mine up that didn't happen. When i plug it up an itunes helper comes up and says that i need to download the ipod software, but i didn't get a software cd with it so i have no idea what to do. Could you please help me? Thanks.
My ipod just got a virus so i havent used it since...my sister just got the new ipod nano and i accidently put money on my account and im trying to download a new version for my ipod onto itunes but it wont let me...is there a way i could put my music and more music on my sisters ipod with my account???
I have the ipod nano 2nd generation .I tried in putting song on it but all the music i download on it i cant get it in my Ipod ..sometimes i tried in putting a WMA when am trying to play it. it gives me a warning sign of "No file" Am confused i dont know what to do ..I dont have any music and video on it ...NOW
i need songs so how do i put songs on my ipod mini nano for free
Umm...I just got an Ipod touch, and I'm trying to get videos on it, but whenever I import them to itunes, it makes me convert them. I do, but when I actually sync them to the touch, it shows the video, but has no sound...whatsoever...o-O
Also, I was wanting to know if you could delete music from your computer and keep it synced to your ipod.
Cuz music and videos is taking up alot of space on my comp and whenever I do delete songs, it unsyncs them from my Ipod.
i just got a ipod shuffle and i try to put my new songs ive just added (from limewire) on to my ipod but a message comes up telling me 'The ipod Nicole's ipod cannot sync.The required disk cannot be found'.I have songs from cds that went on to my ipod fine just not the songs from limewire.. Should i use limewire?
i just got an ipod nano and it only has one cord. it looks like it's for charging into the computer buti think it's for downloadig too. i already got my playlist ready so i can download it on my ipod nano. do you think you can email me a picture or something on where to put my usb cord for downloading.my computer(windows vista) is different from others i seen PLEASE HELP ME ASAP!!!
i am having alot of trouble with my windows XP 2700 latly it has i believe 3 different trojans on it it has taken my windows task manager and control panel even on safe mode i dont have my control panel. it has also taken my administrator account but i can still access it. but i dont want to wipe and reinstall my harddrive is there anything i can do to get rid of these very intrusive viruses? Please help.
hi my name is silvia and i have a third generation ipod i downloaded itunes ok and i got the songs on my ipod ok and i bought 2 games tetris and cubis 2 and when i click games i tried to drag the game over to my ipod and the game doesnt show up and i went to files and tried to sync my ipod and the sync ipod was grey it wont let me i am new to this please help me if u can thanks,
Hiya, I am sitting here getting really reallly realllly mad coz my new ipod (ipod classic 80gb) wont update my songs onto it, i have downloaded itunes and it is up to date (i have checked), and i have registered it, but when i was setting it up the IPOD SET UP ASSISTANT didnt come on so i dont know what to do now!!! (when i had my ipod nano i remember the set up assistant came up) Help please? I have already downloaded intunes again but still the same thing, and im getting really mad lol. :| Thanks.x
well what if i have my music from limewire into itunes how do i put the music in the ipod shuffle?
i can rescive music to my ipod i dont know why
pls can u have me
if i try to send music to it,it will be sent, but when i get into the ipod song there we be no music in it i dont really know why......pls can u help me with it..
HEY DAVE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY IPOD? IM NEW TO THIS DEVICE THE IPOD BUT OK WITH COMPUTER, ANYWAYS I READ FROM SOME OLDER QUESTION ON TECH SUPPORT REGARDING IPODS. SO I WENT AND DOWNLOADED THE NEWEST VERSION OF ITUNES. AFTER DOWNLOADING I TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO OPEN IT BUT IT WOULD POP A ERROR MESSAGE FROM MICROSOFT ASKING TO SEND/REPORT MESSAGE. THE MESSAGE IS THAT ITUNES HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM AND IT NEEDS TO CLOSE. SO I CHOOSE TO CLOSE THIS BOX. SO THEN I TRIED DOWNLOADING AGAIN AND THEN, WHEN OPEN IT SAID WINDOW INSTALLER IS PREPARING TO INSTALL. AFTER A LIL WHILE A POP COMES ON SAYING THAT ITUNES AND QUICKTIME INSTALLER REQUIRES WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 2 OR LATER. I WOULD REALLY APPRICIATE IF YOU COULD PLEASE HELP ME OUT. MY IPOD IS AN OLDER MODEL ITS A 60GB IPOD.
I PUT MY MUSIC ON MY IPOD NANO BUT ITS SAYS NO MUSIC,BUT WHEN I PLUG IT IN THE COMPUTER IT ALWAYS PLAYS THE SONGS ON IT,BUT ON THE IPOD IT SAYS NO MUSIC IN THE MUSIC SELECTION.
Hayy Dave, i really need help. I just got an ipod for christmas and ive been trying since then to get music on it. My friend said to download music from limewire and it'll go straight on to the ipod it downloads fine onto the music file under devicesput from what i know its supposed to land in the library and i still have no music on my new ipod I NEED HELP,SHANA WHITE
HEY DAVE!! WELL I GOT THIS LITLE PROB...LOL okay my friend birdy told me if i wanted sm more songs on my ipod she would put them on it...so i let her have it...but wen she sunc them onto my ipod it deleted all of my previous songs....and wen i try toput all of my other songs back on there it deletes all of the songs bir put on there...wat should i do?? is this fixable??
n*e ways i really have an issue so could u plez help me??? im really not trying to waste ur time!!
thanks for letting me comment here!!
your help would be presiously apreciated!!
Angie Hudson age: 14 Lubbock, Texas
your a ipod saver. i was about to throw this piece into a window...until i came here!!!
Ok, when i go under ipod in devices the ipod software agreement comes up. I have agreed to it and saved it but it will not go away! How can i make it go away and sync my games?
Why can i place music on my 30gb ipod (bought legitimately in China - significant?) using Real player but with the Ipod Nano i recently bought in japan, i have the above problem that i can see and play the songs on the Nano, using Real player through my laptop, but cannot do so through the ipod Nano when it's disconnected (The ipod Nano has no songs on it whatsoever when switched on)
Hi, i had an old ipod nano and one day it just crashed,several months later i bought a new one i have a new library for my music on my home computer and i was just wondering if there was anyway i could put the music from my old ipod (its on a labtop) and have it on my new one without deleting all of my new songs... Thanks!!
I have an Itouch but when I connect it the computer says something about a camara connected and I want to put music not photos.help me!!!!
p.s help me!!!!!
Great information :D i actually wrote my own little information too, since alot of people were asking me how to do this
How do you download songs onto an ipod.
I neeed help!! I have a 4GB ipod nano. I downloaded my music with no trouble, but right after the download, the ipod ceased responding. My computer says it doesn't recognize the ipod. All the ipod does is switch back and forth from the Apple icon to a blank screen. This is my second ipod doing the exact same thing so I'm sure it's me doing something wrong. I am running Windows XP. The ipod does not show in iTunes. Can I do the entire process over? How?
i just got the itouch but i also have n ipod well the first kind that came pout but i want to but music on my itouch ad idk hoe to transfer music from my first ipod to my itouch. HELP!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the help, i got all the way unyill we had to drag and drop the songs to the ipod on the left, and it doesn't work, they don't drag. please reply!!THANKYOU!
that REALLY HELPED
i have one of the new ipod nanos and i put music on it and then my friend took it home and put more music on it, and now when i go to sync my ipod it doesn't do anything.
please help me!
HELP PLEASE!!! How do I put music form I-tunes on an Ipod, WITHOUT ereasing all the music that already exists on it... this music was transfered from my itunes account from my previousc omputer,,, so it is no longer on my current i-tunes library library. I don't want to loose all those songs but want to put in it my newly purchased songs... please help... thanks so much!
heya uymm i got an ipod but i didnt get a cd with it. and i tryd downloading itunes but it wont let me cause i dont have windows xp o higher. could u please tell me how to put songss and photos in my ipod ???
i have downloaded ii tunes ang got my album but the name of my ipod dosent come up so i cant drag it over also half the icons u have i dont
hey. i am so frustrated because my ipod nano won't sync my music video onto my ipod and i don't know why!!! if you could help me that would be great!!! thanks!!!
every time i plug my i pod in the usb drive it comes up with a box tha says calendars,contacts, notes, and photos. but theres no folder that says music how do i delet songs
i just bought a 2gb ipod nano at a fleemarket and all that there was was the ipod itself. i went to walmart and got the neccesary chargers and adapters for it but how do transfer my songs from my mp3 player to my ipod
g, please scroll up to the top and read this article. It explains exactly what you're trying to do and how you must use Apple's (free download) iTunes application to interface with your iPod.
I just want to say "Thank you so much" for your help. This is my first time using this little thing and I wanted to started using it, but I did't know how. But thanks to people like you who are very professional and talent, and patient to explain every little step.
Now I can use my ipod very easely thanks to you.
God bless you always.
And thank you again.
hey thanks the information relly heplped me
Thank you so much i bought a ipod Nano 4 GB today and that will be very very useful for me ..
Thank you again
iTunes is not recognizing my ipod, and thus I can't put music on. I have updated itunes, I have an ipod that used to take music from iTunes, but not anymore. I know this was asked before, (my ipod will charge but won't be recognized), can you help me?
i down loaded and nothing happend please help
i have the mac laptop but the thing is that when ever i try to install itunes it always says that install Mac OS X 10.4.9 i went to the apple site and clicked download. the download box did come but after a few minutes of downloadig it stops dead please guide me for i want to download songs for my IPOD CLASSIC.
Hey Dave There are 2 of us that use the same computer, we both have Ipods but very different taste in Music, how do i sync my songs with out waisting the space with songs i do not enjoy. please let me know! thanks!
I have just purchased an ipod and in the itunes pane i can see my ipod and when i click on it i see a page that says welcome to your new ipod. I click register and save and nothing happens. on my friends computer this area brings him to view his ipod and mine doesn't. Just wondering how this can be fixed.
it won't let me put song on the ipod
Yeah, the advice helped. But, when I went to download it from my laptop onto my ipod it gave me don not disconnet, and I tried it to restart, and I did have a mp3 player, and I don't know whats going on. I know what cord to use, and all. But, when I put it on nothing pops up, and I go to juke music box, or whatever, and click on send to, and portal disk it blocked off, So what do I do??
I have a I pod that has 2GB.I don't know how to add any songs. I don't know and understand how to add songs to an I pod.Thanks!!!♦♦♦♦◘•◘♦
hi i really could use your help because i no how to get the music of itunes...But i cant get songs of the internet xxx
how to put music on ipods
how may i down load music with out my ipod cd
Do I have to always keep in the library the songs that I downloaded froom a cd to the iPod?
The reason I asked, is because everytime I downloaded a cd to the iPod, I deleted the songs from the library. When I wanted to download an other cd, only the songs from that new cd would be in the iPod, and all the other previous songs are nowhere to be found. Please let me know what do I do wrong.
hey! when i plug in me ipod nano 4gb, the setup screen never appears?! does my battery have to be fully charged?
I purchased a new ipod Shuffle. I installed itune 7.0. I cannot add any songs, on adding mp3 songs into the Itunes. During the Drag Event, minus symobl comes which means i cannot add any songs.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I was trying to download some me music to my ipod from limewire and now all of mu music has been deleted from my ipod and it will nor sync back to my ipod. How do i fix this problem? This is the first time this has happened, also this happened right after I unfrozen my ipod
i just want to know y when i go to download itunes i put in my email address and the page clears off and i see my desktop and yes i have turned off all my pop up blockers please help
I have just purchased a new computer and have to start all over again and load my cd's onto this. I have heard that when you want to copy songs from a new computer that it will wipe everything on your ipod. Is this correct? How do i go about not deleting what i already have on my ipod if im using a new pc??
Hi: I don't have the icon for iPod preferences? I cannot drag and drop songs onto my iPod name? Please help! I have searched for updates and it says I have the latest version of iTunes.
I had to send my old computer back to HP and it had all my itune songs on it. I have a new itunes on my new computer, and downloaded a few new songs that i would like to put on my ipod. How do i do this without deleting the songs that are curently on my ipod? Thank you
hey... so my comp crashed about a week ago and the guys who fixed it completely deleted everything i have ever saved on their including my library... all my songs are still on my ipod nano, but i have no clue how to get them back onto my comp.. it keeps trying to sync and delete the songs... is there anyway to put them back onto my comp??
look i cant put songs on my ipod .. i cant register coz i dont have an account id and password
would you please tell me what can i do ?
okayy soo I have a MAJOR ipod PROBLEM, which I would love to here the answer too. So I have a pink nano 4gb ipod; whenever I plug it into the computer it charges but itunes does not connect it; so i can't download songs onto it; and I can't get a new ipod; which sucks. My connector is not the problem because when I connected my brothers ipod with the same connector it worked. What can I do to fix my nano? Please tell me; I REALLY NEED TO KNOW!!
MY IPOd is working just fine ...But...
Every time I try to sync a music video on my Ipod an error occurs saying..."Sorry for your inconvience but Iunes has encountered a promblem will have to close...
I then the botom of the prombt leaves me with a couple ofbuttons to press such as ...
DEBUG, SEND REPORT, DON'T SEND
Regardless of what option I choose it closes Itunes and won't let me sync my MUSIC VIDEOS on to my ITUNEs...
So must I say I was really smart b/c I went to the internet and researched to see who has encountering the exact if not similar promblem....
The BLOGS said to Reinstall Itunes ...I did and it still didn't work...then it said to try to reinstall JUST QUICktime which I did.....STILL didn't work...
Then calling APPle...They said it was on their end and to reinstall Quicktimes....NOT MUCH HELP
However, I can SYnc my music just not my music videos.....ohhhhhh PLEASE help me ....I wasted all that money on music videos for nothing....
PLEASE HELP ME...;)
I downloaded limewire basic and it when i double click on it,it wont pop up nothing happens i mean u can see it loading but the limewire screen doesnt pop up wat do i do?
okay well i have a ipod nano and i got it from a pawn shop so its used put i have all the cable cords and everything. but when i plug it in the computer nothing pops up and i have updated my itunes and everything but it never says the ipod is connected. so i dont if its the cord if i did something wrong??can you help me?
thank you so much.
i was stessing out over how to do it.
THIS IS A LIFE SAVER!!
I just got an ipod from a friend and she put some songs on it for me. Now I'm trying to put my own music on it from my cd collection. I see it on my playlist but when i try to sync them on the ipod it says it can only be connected to one library at a time and gives me the option to ERASE AND SYNC or CANCEL. If I erase and sync, does this mean that the music already on it will be erased and if so is there a way around this?
I don't konow how to put music on my ipod I just don't know how to get where it says ipod setup assistant can u help me how to get there?
need to know how to use the ipod with vista. can it be done, if how.... can not get it to do anything.
What does it mean by i need windos XP
how do i fix it
can you please tell me how too add a songs on my i pod nano 2 GB without using the cd.
how do i put app on my ipod touch i have the app but i dont know how to put it on my ipod touch
I have an itouch and I have synced my friends songs to mine. Without erasing these songs I would like to use the itunes store, I have an account but I don't know how to use this account on my itouch. I can't use my account on my friends computer because I have recently moved out of the country...any help on the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks
Want to delete some songs from an Ipod shuffle
how do i do that
Where is iPod preferences?
I am getting the no entry sign when i try to drag music files from limewire to my iPod classic.
I read where you said to change the iPod preference.
But I don't know where to find this.
Thank you so much!
I looked at those pictures you have up there to help people and there is this little icon with an iPod looking thing on it for iPod preferences.
My iTunes doesn't have that icon.
Why is this?
You are the man.Thanks so much for your help about loading music on my new ipod.Your explanation is far much clear than Ipod's manual.
MY BROTHER GAVE ME HIS APPLE I POD 30GB WITH ALL HIS MUSIC AND PIC ON IT AND NO DISK TO IT, I WANT TO PUT MORE MUSIC ON IT AND MORE PICS BUT WILL I LOSE EVERYTHING ALREADY ON IT PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF SO AND HOW !!! thank you james
um when i go to i tunes my i pod doesnt show
Hi there, I have one of those old ipods the skinny white ones just given to me, it has songs on it but i want to delete them and put my songs on I have the most up to date version of itunes my ipod is charging wen I plug it in but there is no sign tht it is anywhere in itunes??? it doesnt show up in the list
i have an external hardrive with all my music on it. i transfered my music to my i-tunes but when i try to drag music from my i-tunes libary to my i-pod it will not go. there is an explanation mark next to the music tracks on the i-tunes libary i do not know what this means. please can you help, i am getting extremly fustrated!!!!
many thanks,look forward from hearing from you
hi, i download music using bearshare, they upgraded so i went from having the old version to the new one. my ipod had no problems downloading music from the old bearshare and then converting to my itunes. the new version will not convert to itunes it states it is not the correct format. i followed all ways to switch formats, but it will not work at all. it seems to be blocked. my ipod only recognizes itunes. can you help me?
thak u for telling me how to put songeon my ipod
Thanks a million, I thought I was going to go insane. I could see the music on the ipod but when I unplugged it from the computer, it was gone! I'm happy now.
how do you change the name of your ipod?
hi can u plz help me im havin trouble downloading itunes!! it is saying it will take up to 5hrs??? is this norman.also i have been trieing to download music on my nano but its not letting me?? please help??
my ipod nano will not have songs and i dont know how to hook it up on the computer help
Ok. I have a problem synchronizing music from Windows Media 11 to my apple iPod 3rd generation. When I connect it to my laptop which uses Windows xp, it doesn't show that it connects it so i can't synchronize nothing. Why doesn't it detect the iPod?
i ave a prob wid ma 30gb ipod....i had songs in it but it was deleted wen i restored the ipod's setting......now im trying to put songs but its not coming in my ipod.....wen i go to ma ipod icon and open,the songs will b there .....
the songs which i have in ma itune library those songs are not there in my ipod.....
plzzzz help me
You helped me finally I was able to load my IPOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooo much.... I was seriously about to give up i was so frustrated.... but luckily i clicked on your site and was able to figure it out.............Thanks again
i bought my friends ipod and it well not let me put music on it
i have an ipod 80gb but wen i connect it to a computer it5 doesnot ask if it has to restart it directkly says its connected..how do i add songs to my ipod in such a case?
Can I put music from two itunes on my ipod without erasing my songs from my ipod?
what if i don't have the last version of ipod?
thank u for your help now i know how to put songs to my ipod thanks a lot
I have recently formated my computer and then reinstalled itunes. when I connected my ipod I mistakenly erased everything on my ipod. how do I get the songs I paid for. I have already authorized my computer, but it does not load the songs on my itune when I log into itune store . any thoughts??
bought a new ipod and dont know how to use itune
why can't i download yahoo music onto itune then transfer it into ipos? can't itune play online music? if it can then how?
I have a Apple Ipod and its 2GB, It was givin to me on my birthday, and I never messed with it (I got the Ipod a couple years ago + a ihome radio system) and when I plug the Ipod in to my computer it says on the ipod "Do not dissconect" it still says it. All I'm wanting to do is download my music on to it. Post or send me a E-mail thanks
Hi I'm Brandon Ledford,
I would just like to help all the troubled people with a Apple iPod nano that is 2GB, like mine.
I thought I couldn't do it. But, I forgot that I didn't have some stuff downloaded.
Does your iPod say "do not dissconect" and you don't thank it is doing anything?
Well it might not be doing anything at all...
Okay first step
Go to www.itunes.com an it should redierect you to www.apple.com/itunes/overview/ look on your right and you should see in blue Download Now
Click download now
Let the downloading procces begin and follow there steps, If somthing comes up staten to let itunes organize it self click yes, let the itunes do everything on its on.
Buy cheap music from walmart.com and then if u followed step 3 music should add to itunes.
Oh yeah and make sure your computer restarts after downloading itunes, or it will not run properly.
5th step: Plug-in your iPod and you need to look up and You will see something in under itunes logo saying syncing do not discconect Copying files
Copying file songs 1-87
if you have 1-100songs let the syncing procces stay on for about 1hour and then look down screen where your internet conection is and you should see a remove safely, always use it to remove your iPod becuase Your iPod and computer are talking.
This should work, if not try it again. if still not work im sorry
If you need answers quick post here too dave taylor, i insist you use his downloading procces its the same as the one i was giving you.. if anyone has questions about games called World of WarCraft or SoldierFront produced by www.ijji.com, or Gunz the Duel produced by ijji.com/ or RuneScape, or Call of Duty: world at war, or your iPod e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I rather you ask dave taylor about iPods.. But I'm not trying to steal dave taylors page...I just like 2 help people. so e-mail me at email@example.com for those games I mentioned. Hey, I may even give you a good account...who knows?
quick question. if u download music from an online program such as limewire or filevoom, and they are already MP3's can they be put on an ipod or would you have to just use an MP3 player? my friend tried and they can't import the existing mp3's to his itunes to put on his ipod. how would u do this? thanks
i got a apple ipod 30gb from my friend and i dont know how to put music on it? and pics and videos plz help me
i have a ipod nano 4 generation and i want to download music and music videos but i dont want to use itunes because i have to pay 99 cents for each songs and it said that i could download music for free please help me im despritly in need i want to listen to music TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you do if you can't find your ipod? Plus , if you can only get rid of the songs by wiping them all off, there's no point. Just don't listen to them!!!!!
i dont know how 2 put music on my mp3 player without burning a cd
I bought my ipod 80gb black video g5 a few days ago. I ran up itunes, the first time everything ran smoothly. It connected and the music/video clips were transferred. The problem arose when;
1) Today I decided to add a few more video clips. I load these video clips onto itunes.
2) I connect the ipod, itunes opens. I press sync. For a long while, perhaps 2-3 min it says at the top of itunes "Syncing ipod - do not disconnect." Then out of the blue comes a pop-up error message saying "The ipod [the name of my ipod] cannot be synced. The required disc not found." And the synching did not take place. Everything remained the same on my ipod. I still have the 11gb of music I put on it earlier, but nothing from the itunes added to it.
3) At this point I exit itunes. Open it up again. However now my ipod has dissappeared and is no longer shown on the itunes. Now sure if this is normal or not.
4) I reboot. I connect the ipod again. Itunes starts. This time I tick "enable disc usage" however the end result is the same. I get the same error message again
Hi. I just got an Ipod shuffle from my dad as an early b-day present. I got back to my mom's, downloaded itunes, and tried plugging in my Ipod. But, itunes doesn't recongnize it. So we tried it on my stepdad's computer ang it reconized it. But, it's his work computer and we can't download Itunes. I really want to put some songs on it. I'm charging it right now incase I need to do that. Please help. I'm only twelve and soon to be thirteen. I really want my Ipod to work considering I get really mad since it isn't. PLEASE HELP!
Iv got an ipod nano and i dont know how to put music videos on my ipod. I have seen alot of sights but i just cant seem to find the right one. Please help me? The other sights say that i have to buy from the itunes store but isnt there another way to just download with out needing a credit card? I ask once again, "Please Help Me."
I HAVE GOT AN I POD NANO AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF LIMEWIRE MUSIC CAN BE PUT ONTO MY I-POD ?
ANYONE WHO DOESENT WANT TO PAY FOR MUSIC GO ONTO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN "DOWNLOAD LIMEWIRE FOR FREE" YOU CAN THEN DOWNLAD ANYHTING YOU WANT!!!
I'm wondering how to send Mac Mp4 to PC. Specifically, I'd like to share songs with a friend I play music with so we can prepare for practice, and she has a PC.
i have a ipod touch (8gb) and i have downloaded itunes i jus don't no how 2 put it on my ipod (step by step please)
With my ipod when i connect on itunes it dosn't come up and now i can't put songs on it and i think i did the set up assistant wrong and i can't redo it (or don't no how) HELP PLEASE!!!
My ipod is the old nano and i connect it to the computer and its fine but in itunes it does show up and i think i did the setup assistant wrong PLEASE HELP i no i already sent a email already but HURRY
still unable to get into system changing ta
hello ive read thruu and i dont really underdstand .. i am 13 years old and trying to work my i-pod but i plugged it in and everythin andstuff and made a name 4 it n that but then i wanna get songs of the internet not cds ... ?
how do i do this ?!?!?!?
thankyouu xx :D
g, thanks this helped a lot........=)
Hey I put took music off my ipod and put it into the appropriate itunes library buy my ipod won't sync songs back into it. It's been syncing before the ipod info on the computer shows up and so i can't get music into it anymore? Can you help me?
no idea how to use this thing - is it worth the trouble?
I have music on my windows media player but I don't know how to put it in to itunes to put my music on my ipod
I have an apple ipod 120gb and have difficulties figuring out how to download songs and how to earase the previous songs that i did not download and is in there.how do u erase the songs and put in the songs that i like and which is the safest place to download music for free.do i need to reg with them.can u go step by step cause it is complicating.help.
how do i put songs from windows media to itunes 8?
Thankyou for the help but i need to know how to get music onto my ipod and not use a cd but also not have to pay for it from the itunes store????
Um, I just go my frist Ipod nano how do I down load songs off the internet? :D
Can you explain how to download music videos onto an iPod? Is it a free service? Not sure how this works. Thanks,
i have put my songs on my friends ipod using bearshare and it ses that the songs are on there , but when i put my ipod on and go to songs theres none ther !! , it normally works fine on my ipod why is this please tell me :~) x
HOW DO I TRANSFER DOWNLOADED MUSIC FROM LIMEWIRE TO BE STORE IN LIBRARY SO THAT I CAN DOWNLOAD TO MY IPOD SHUFFLE
hey, i just got a new ipod for christmas and ive downloaded itunes and have music on there but i don't know how to copy the music from ITUNES onto my ipod ive read the instructions but dont understand them ?? HELP
sir i have an i apple i pod classic 30gb . i want transfer songs from my i pod to mu computer i have i tunes there in my computer..
and also i want to transfer songs from my itunes to my i pod without removing the songs already there in my i pod..
i will appreciate if you give me a solution..
hey, i just got a new ipod for christmas but i don't know, how to put a songs into thei ipod. Can you plz help to sole this proplems.
i relly need to put song in this i ipod but its hard so i need help so if you can help me please help...
its not hard
all you have to do is
install Itunes from itunes and connet your ipod touch to the PC
and it will say to call it a name
call it whatever and then you`ll see music in the sidebar just below ipod
click on that and drag music
(remember you can`t put on wma songs so you have to convert them)
if you have a song like that you have to click on file on itunes and add file to library, now it says this song is a wma do you want to convert it to acc say yes
NOTE acc can go on ipod so can mp3
now you have to wait when it finishes and you have to go to my music the folder
and then you have too click on itunes
then itunes music and then you`ll see the alburn name of the song you converted if it has no name it will be Unknown Alburn click on that then you`ll see the song,
then go to the song menu below the ipod name,
this is where all your songs on your ipod are so you drag the song onto that and you have a song.
to get an app you need wi-fi so you goto settings wi-fi turn on and if you see a wireless connect to it and then open the app store and you can download a app for example a free app
NOTICE: you need a apple store account............
Now you have too go on your computer open up Itunes and click on store on the top and click on create account do that put in your email and password this will be your apple store account now you have to say you agree with terms and conditions and then you either put in a cridet card or a apple card next you get a email then you can buy whatever you want
how do u sync music onto ipod from itunes
I manage my ipod & itunes manually, many songs & movies in my library show that no entry, circle w/ line in it, blocking me from moving it when I drag them to my playlists. These are all items that have been on my ipod at one time before so I don't understand. Also when I try auto sync these same items still will not go to ipod. They play fine in my library though. Please help! Thanks, Stacye
I wrote you about an hour ago. Same prob new things to add. I manually manage my itunes acct. When I drag movies, etc. from library to my ipod movie playlist it looks good, appears to be working. But when I go to the list they are not there. They play perfect on itunes & have at one time been on my ipod & played. They accidentally got deleted. Why would a video not appear in the list after dragging? The no entry circle doesn't appear so thought it worked. Help me, going crazy. Thanks, Stacye
my questions is this?
i bought an ipod and open it for the first time on my friends computer and got her playlist and library. now i have my own itunes playlist and library and i was to put it on my ipod BUT i don't want to loose the music i currently have on my ipod. can i sink my ipod with my computer and still keep the music i have on there now tha i got from my friends library on her computer?
Hi, I have the exact same question as Jaime. I bought my ipod three years ago and a friend loaded all my music for me from his library and cd's -- over 3,000 songs. Now, I would like to load new music and make playlists, but I've been told I will lose everything from my ipod once I plug it into my computer. Is this true? How can can load new stuff without losing my existing songs and without using my friend's computer? Thanks!
"You must use Apple iTunes to get music onto your iPod." -- Absolutely false. There are many other methods, such as Winamp plugins, and alternative firmware such as Rockbox, which I use.
i got an iPod nano from "santa" and i dont know how to put music on it and my daddy cant help me because he is gone now :(. can you help me?
I have a ipod nano and im so excited to have 1 but my computer is broken and I don't have any friends or family where I live so im wondering where or what else can I use to download songs to my ipod is there anything out there I can buy besides another computer
Thanks for the clarification, Mark. When I wrote this there were basically no credible alternatives. Now there are a number of options for both the Mac and PC, and I've written about many of them here.
I know how to do it with iTunes, but how do you do it with limewire?
i have an apple 80GB ipod if load musci or vedio on the pc i can see it sync but if i eject the ipod i can't find them help me
i dont no how to put music from my computer to my i pod
I have a LG Rhythm cell phone with a mp3. My question is I download songs from limewire and then go through wmp to sync my music but afer I sync a playlist or song and then go to sync another it removes all my songs from the previous sync. Why?
how do i put song in my i pod? what website do i need to go
what cord do i hook upi to my ipod and the computer??
my ipod touch wont turn on, it just as a itunes thing and the usb cord one the sreen, what do i do? i just bought this
I have recently purchased a new 17 inch Macbook Pro, when I plugged my 30G ipod to it, I lost all my library i had in my ipod, my mistake to sync the new Macbook witm my old ipod. Moreover, I failed to download any music from itunes! Can you explain my dilemna?
hey i have a question ok i have the old ipod you know from when they first came out. here is my problem i lost the cd that came with it. so i went on line to download it. and that work out ok but it wont let the music i already have on my ipod into the libary.unless i sync it and then that will delete all my songs and pictures what can i do?
hi, i have a ipod classic 80GB i haven't yet had it for 1year but it just stop syncing for some reason,it will sync about 100 songs then just freeze,what does this mean????????? please help
Okay so I have an iPOD. I know how to sync songs, blah, blah, blah. But I recently found my old mp3/4 player, and found all these awesome songs I used to listen to. How do I get these songs, from my old mp3, onto my iPod? It seems as if Windows can only copy stuff from CDs, not actual players. When I plug in my old mp3 device, and click view contents, I don't see any of the songs in the folder, and nothing shows up in player.
and, thank you in advance if you do.
thanks dave it worked
Not sure if you can help me, I have an ishuffle, I use ITUNES to upload music on to it,but recently just change my server and now ITUNES does not even open up when i place the dock into the usb port with the shuffle on,do you have any ideas for me.
i love music that is why i want to get some from you.
how do i take music from my computer cd rom of my favorite cds and load them on my ipod nano. my son uses itunes but i don't want to pay for that services, i want to use my own cds
I connected my ipod but it said that the ipod is sync with another iTunes library
how can I sync songs but without erasing all the songs???
ok, I got half way till it gets to the "set up your Ipod" part. My computer will say somethings plugged in, and itunes is up and working, but nothing is getting it to ask for me to set up my ipod. What am i doin' wrong here?
thanks for your help.
which website do i use to install the ipod software on my computer completely free?
can you put music on my i-pod
Please help me! I got a old ipod mini and everytime I try to add songs the devices tab doesnt show up. And I cant get my ipod to stop charging it keeps just charging everytime I try! you gotta help me! please! I really want this to work dude!.............Write back as soon as you get this message.
You are AWSOME! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. When you are using something for the first time, this is EXACTLY how you need things explained. YOU ARE A LIFESAVER!
My laptop brokedown & i got a new one . Now, I would like to load new music and make playlists, but I've been told I will lose everything from my ipod once I plug it into my computer. Is this true? How can can load new stuff without losing my existing songs and without using my friend's computer? Please help me , Thankyou .
I am trying to transfer my DVD "Mama Mia" to my 120Gb ipod , without success.
Could someone put me out of my and supply me with a "total idiot's guide" of what I should do, that works.
Im sure you've been asked this many times. But my entire day has been spent trying to convert songs etc.. I have an iPod touch, and its synced with my mates iTunes. I dont want to remove her songs, but i want to put a few of mine on there. Link me? (:
Well, i have been trying to download Itunes and
Quicktime, but there both not working. So cant i download music onto my ipod with windows media player?
How do i get my limewire songs that saved to itunes on my ipod, they wont sync? if you please help me...
every time i try to put one song on my computer wipes the rest off!!!! HELP!!!
hey, im having trouble with my iPOD in iTUNES, i can plug it in and it will show my music and i can transfer music from limewire and my iTUNES libary to my iPOD and it will show its on their but when i eject my iPOD the music is not on their, after i transfer music iTUNES will say " Sam Carlsile's iPOD " cannot be synced (-48)
i have the settings on that i manage my music and iTUNEs does not sync it becuase itUNES takes away thew music from limewire but why isnt it properly putting music onto my iPOD ?
i managed somewho to dump all the songs I've purchased on my ipod. i can see them on my 'history purchase' screen but can't figure out how to reload them onto my Ipod? thanks
hi yes i have a problem i hav tryed to download itunes to my computer 5 times and its still not on it i dont know what to do?
Question - how do i get my apple to recognize a mp3 player that is not its own brand, or is this possible?
Rant - i am disappointed that my apple is not transparent in its use. i found out, through a source other that apple, how to change the format to mp3 so that i could transfer it to my mp3 player. now it seems that because i do not have an apple mp3 player, the computer does not recognize it.
if apple thinks that this is the way to make more money, they are wrong. i bought a apple because of the microsoft monopoly machine. i will go to another off brand of computer and operating system. i am not alone in this. i have talked to others who are tired of being jerkend around by microsoft and now apple!
ur process of explaining is lengthy
thanks now i can tell my dad to buy me an ipod he said that if i learnd how to use it he would buy me one .....you have realy helped alot thanks to the internet....i love the internet dont you
ok thanx for helping me to figure out myipod and how to work it
hi, i have a ipod nano and i've been having my ipod for some time now and i already have songs on it but i didnt get the songs on my ipod myself (someone else did it,i have no clue who) and i guess someone told me to press the sync button but all the songs i purchased just went right into my music for my computer.... so please help me try and delete the songs that went into my computer music thingy and how to put the songs i bought on itunes into my ipod nano : /
Is there a web based version of iTunes? I.T. has my computer locked down so I can't install it. So I have an iPod I can't get tunes on.
I have a new mini and must have missed the option to sync my mini. So when plugged in it doesn't show up in Itunes even though I gave it a unique name. How can I get back to that option? When plugged in I get a message that says do not disconnect and I cannot get the unit to accept any commands? Thanks
For those of you finding that iTunes wipes out all your old songs when you try to add new ones, look more closely at your song management options. You might want to move to 'manage songs manually' and then explicitly drag and drop music out of your iTunes library onto the iPod icon when it's hooked up, rather than have it automatically sync.
Linwood, I'm not sure what's going on with your Mini: if you hook up your iPod then start up iTunes and wait a minute or two, does it show up in iTunes or not? There is a configuration option that lets you specify whether you want iTunes to automatically launch or not when you plug in an iPod: maybe that's what you want to specify in the future?
how ndo i download music to my new ipod from a imac???
Hey Dave! I have had my Ipod since Christmas 08 and we bought tunes off the internet but when we went to download it, it downloaded everything on the computer and now we can't download songs on it without buying music! What should we do? Thanks!
I bought my husband an IPod classic last Christmas, which up till now he had enjoyed very much, that is until today, having put two more albums on his ipod last night he went to listen today and none of his music is there. Can you advise as to what we could do to fix this
hi my name is selina
i ahve an i pod classic the one which you can watch movies on
i put music on my i pod
but i wanna put more on it but it wont let me do
i can put over 1,000 songs on it
but its not gonna let me do it
thanks 4 ur tym !!
You know, it'd be super mega useful TO PUT A DATE ON THIS ARTICLE so we wouldn't waste yet more of our time following useless dated instructions. Beyond that of course, the useless assistance from apple or itunes itself.
If someone could please help me, it would be greatly appreciated. When i put songs on to my ipod, then I eject it. When I look in my ipod for songs it says "No Songs".
grr! My new 4th Generation Ipod Is really getting on mii nerves! mi best friend Sent me some songs through internet that she ripped through her cd's and I saved them, put them on a Playlist and when I clicked on 'File' then onto something like 'Add File to library' then clicked on that Playlist NOTHING HAPPENED !!! Please help!
i just bought a nano and i cant put music into it plus when i plug in the ipod it never asks for a unique name. please help i would apreciate if you helped me with my problem. i am truly devistated. any help will do. thanks.
i have the same old songs in my ipod and i want to put new songs. But how?
i have music in my ipod,but is not playing,how can u help me
ok, so i got this new nano on my bday and this folder comes up (device, gamestats_WO, speakable, gamedata_RW, iTunes, and tones)
i click iTunes and (fisrttime, and Play Counts) shows up...i try to open these but they wont let me...what do i do now??? i cant do anything with my ipod!!!!
MY COMPUTER WONT READ MY I POD WHEN I PLUG IT IN TO MY USB CAN YOU HELP ME
I have an older Ipod nano. It was originally set up to my old computer. Someone put my music that I had on my nano on to my new computer in i-tunes but I cant seem to put anything new on my nano. When I plug it in, my computer doesn't seem to know it is there. Can anyone help?
i have a ipod and when my brother comes over he wants to upload some of my songs in my library to his however when he tries he gets a message stating it will delete his current music and sync my new stuff is there a way around this so he can keep his current music and add my new stuff to his..
Thank you,Thank you, I was frustrated for three hours trying to find out how to transfer itunes to my new shuffle (new to me anyway),could not have done it with out you.
i have an ipod touch and for some reason when i plug it in it says that its charging but the icon of an ipod in the itunes isnt there so im not sure how to add songs
I have a number of Audio books in my i-Tunes library. When I connect my i-pod all the books are automatically downloaded onto the i-pod as it synchronises . Is it possible to simply transfer from i-tunes to i-pod selected items only and if so how would I do it?
hi i'm chel my pc operating system is windows vista can i use it to synchronize my ipod???
wow i just wanted directions
GOOD............... now I know than i ever did
When i plug in my ipod shuffle, my ipod is charging but itunes and my computer says that the ipod isnt connected
when i use itunes on my mom's ipod, when i click the ipod icon and put a new song all of the songs in the ipod will be erased why is that?
Hotti, yes iTunes is free to download for the PC and it's already on your Mac system. Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download to grab a copy.
Eric, the iPod shuffle is a bit of a different beast. How are you plugging it into your computer? Try this: quit iTunes, plug in your iPod Shuffle, then launch iTunes. Should see the device.
Herij, one of the frustrating things about the iPod is that it has to be "paired" with a single computer. That computer is its "master" and if you hook it up to a different computer, iTunes will want to "pair" it with the new computer, which involves wiping it and starting over. A pain in the booty, for sure. No great solution, you just need to pick a single computer and have that be the paired master for your iPod, then any music you want to add you should just copy onto that computer (via email, file transfer, USB thumb drive, etc) before you sync.
I'm looking at buying an iPod touch(3rd gen), but my laptop does not have a wifi connnection. Can I use a USB cable to download music, games, video, and photos on to it.
Hi, hope you can help. Ive had to restore my ipod-looong story!! So before doing this, I saved the music to a file in 'my music'. Now I have no idea how to get this file (with all my music) onto the ipod! Im on Windows XP if thats any help-Ive tried EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! Please can you help
Shelley, sort of yes, but the USB will let you connect your iPod to your computer, but you still have the issue of getting content onto your computer in the first place, so you can put it on the iPod. Make sense?
Molly, what you need to do is import all the music into your iTunes library, then you can add it to your iPod directly.
Hi, thanks for your reply. Ive tried importing the file and it wont 'open' or import the file-my pc is telling me 'cannot be imported, file cannot be found'. Have I saved it in a wrong format or in the wrong place??
hey, my shuffle has 2 gigs, and 1.61g is taken up by "other". when i try to erase it, a message pops up telling me that whatever's on "other" is still being used by the computer.how can i get that used 1.61 gigs off?
I have the new version of the windows media player and i have the old ipod nano but i cant find itunes what do i do to put songs on there?
Alex, sounds like you might have enabled "disk mode" on your Shuffle, so that iTunes is reserving most of the space for data, rather than music. See this page for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1478?viewlocale=en_US
Frank, you can't use WMP to work with an iPod. You need to use iTunes or you'll be outta luck. Try again. :-)
here mite be the answer to the ipod music
the answer to the ipod music thing
I have an iPod Nano.Some tunes will not copy to it from my iTunes library, with the message to the effect that xxxxx could not be copied because it could not be found! Many of these tunes are from old vinyl which I have digitised with a fancy turntable I bought. I am not a 'techy' but surely there must be a way to get my favourites across.
Recently I purchased an original Apple ipod which has the capacity of 20 GB. As I am very new with the itunes software, I am unable to add songs, photos or videos to my ipod. would you please help me out with it.
My ipod only stays on while plugged into the comp. Ive had it for over 2 years and have never been able to use it. I've tried resetting it however, it goes back to doing the same thing. I was able to put music on it and I can hear it but only while plugged in. please help.
I have a question. how do can i put a mp3 file on my ipod?
thank you dude
but one more thing. I have Winamp for music player, and not WMP, it does the same as the WMP? "sees" the iPod as a hard disk or it "sees" it like a normal usb pen?
greetings in a hope to receive a answer
I bought an ipod that worked for seven months and it stopped working. I downloaded the software from the disc that came with the ipod but they don't work and after that I downloaded the new version following your link but the is no change in my ipod. PLEASE HELP !!!! I love my ipod.
when i put pictures on my ipod apple and after that put pictures again my old pictures deletes
i really enjoyed your website and think this is a great place to gather info.
i have windows 7 and i tried downloading i tunes but its not compatible with it what do i do
I used my i-pod on a windows computer and we got a mac and it says Format: Windows how do i get it to say Format: Mac?
Sandy, check Apple's site again: they should definitely have a Win7 compatible version of iTunes available by now. Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Payton, you'll lose what you have on the iPod, but click on "Restore" when it's hooked up to your Mac and it'll wipe it and reconfigure it to be Mac friendly.
I just got a new nano and saved the songs in the wrong part of the nano, from your guidance above i managed to get the music in the right place however the music that i originally saved is still on the nano taking up space and i dont know how to delete it....
Can you please tell me how to?...
i don't have a cd drive in my laptop so i can't rip cds. i've now downloaded songs on limewire.i can't get the songs onto itunes. how do i get the songs onto itunes.
i have music i downloaded with a legal site and its on windows player and i dont know how to put the music i have on the player on itunes which i have downloaded. can you help?
hey i have no clue how to download songs on my ipod cuz i try and try and it cant work my dad told maybe my cousin knows how to download songs so she did it for me! butshe didnt put all the songs cuz she was busy so i wanted to try it my self but i couldnt! so my sis said i pods suck! and she said i should get a dsi and i got a dsi !some one plz tell me how to contorl a dsi now omg i am not an expert of electornics! well thats all i have to to say bye!ps my ipod i was talking about is a ipod touch and i am 11 years old!and my dsi is pink.oh yeah and i had to pay a lot of money for my ipod touch and dsi with my allonce cuz its my ipod and dsi so it has to be from my money cuz my parents dont want to pay for it! omg not fair! k bye ppl!and i have msn and internet on my ipod touch! k bye ppl and if u read this plz post a note saying i read sarah harbs note and tell me wat u think about my story! bye!
What do I do if iTunes does not recognize my iPod when I launch it? I've got the music into iTunes, but can't transfer it to the iPod. The window that you show above doesn't come up. Help Please!
Actually, you certainly do not need to use iTunes to put music on your iPod. You can you use any other music/vid converter; windows xp, media monkey, etc...
I have a ipod nano. My friends parents downloaded songs on it. Half of them suck. I want to delete most of them. I have looked up all the other websites they say do this do that about itunes. But my friends parents didnt use itunes they downloaded songs from there comuter to my ipod. how do u delete them. plz send me an email back so i can get these deleted plz i need help...
1 more question how do u like redo ur data like ur name and stuffon my ipod nano. plz send me and email soon
Patricia, sometimes iTunes isn't set as the default program for an iPod when plugged in. Easily sidestepped: launch iTunes THEN plug in your iPod and give it 30 seconds or so...
Kaelyn, it doesn't matter how your iPod was loaded with music. To make your life simple, you need to "pair" it with a single computer. When you do that, it'll wipe the iPod clean and restore it. Beforehand, run a third-party app like iPodCopy or Senuti and pull all the music that you want to keep off the device.
dear dave taylor
I followed your steps and you were talking about importing but can't find that import button!
sincerly Nicole Tucker
i love you you are the only one hows advice helped your awsome
Hi Dave, My partner has an ipod shuffle and has purchased songs from itunes store, howeverwhen he tries to sync them to the ipod it wont let him, any idea's?? Cheers!
I have an ipod nano that already has tons of music on it.
I do not want to delete the music on my ipod.
But when i logged onto itunes it said my ipod needed to be restored and updated.
so how do i put music on it without updating to the new updates ?
I would like to reformat my ipod how do I clear it out I do not have the original CD?
Jorgiana, you'll need to download all the music from your iPod onto your computer (try Senuti or ipodcopy, both third party apps), import all the music into your iTunes library, then let iTunes do a restore on the iPod. Once that's done resync with all the music and let it copy everything back on. A pain, but it'll solve the problem.
AdRtist, plug your iPod into a computer running iTunes (ideally the computer your'e going to always be using with the iPod to manage its content) and choose "Restore". It'll wipe it clean.
you helped me a whole lot ...cause i had no ideal what i was doing ..and if yu wernt not here ..i think i would have an ipod with no music lol Thank you soo much
Thanks Dave, that made it so easy to put music files on the ipod. Wish the idiots at Apple had half the sense you did on explaining how to use their expensive little box. Thanks alot bro,..you're the Man!
iPodCopy isn't regonizing my iPod, do you know whats the problem?
I'm downloading a song (July Flame) on my iPod Touch, but there's an error with downloading that I can't fix. Because of the error, iTunes keeps asking for my password to retry. How can I cancel the download?
help i have just brought i pod shuffle and have brought unlimeted downloads from memberareasite but cant seem to download anything even from apple down load do i have to have a different disk in my laptop to be abble to store music ?sorry to sound daft but i am a conplete begginer to thr pc !
Heather, you do realize that memberareasite is an illegal site and everything you would get off it is in violation of copyright and licensing laws and puts you in a position where you could theoretically be sued by the MPAA or RIAA? More importantly, it also defrauds the artists that create the content and means that they can't afford to create that next album, audio book or movie? I'd skip it and work with your own music CDs or the Apple iTunes Store, where you pay, but where the artists are compensated AND you have the license for the content.
Hi, I got my ipod nano not that long ago and i'm trying to add music to it ,but i dont know how. My music is in the music folder ,but i dont know how to get it on my ipod. Thanks
Hi Dave! I just bought a new ipod nano gen 5 16g. I currently own a Nano 2nd gen 4g that I want to send to my sister in another state. Will she be able to plug it in to her computer and authorize it? Or will she need to have my password? I don't want to share my itunes account with her. One other question. I accidently deleted the itunes program on my desktop. Will I have to reload the program to deauthorize that computer? or will it automatically no longer exist? I don't want her to have any problems! Thanks!!!!
will this give my computer a virus
I successfully downloaded an entire audio book from the library onto my Ipod shuffle 1st. gen. but can not play back from it. Could you tell me why?
hi i just bought a ipod touch and i download my music from 360 share but im having trouble getting the music to itunes to download to my ipod, if u could help me i would really appreciate it. thank you laini
I really need some help! I want to put some videos and music to n Ipod, but i don't know how to do it! I really need some help on how to do it! Please contact me as soon as possible! Thank you!!!
i cant copy my album to the ipod...
it does not gets copies and shows a "stop" symbol.
pls help !!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't get all the options you received when i was registering my Ipod.
Some songs were imported, but now it seems like i can't drag all my music, only once for a few songs, to my Ipod.
I hope you can help me.
you're awesome for helping others.
you are so cool but that is not sayimg or answering my question bye thanks
hi i do have apple i pod but i can not able drag the songs on the i pod please help me.
you're awesome for helping others.
I have been importing songs from my CD collection on to my ipod shuffle but after about 100 odd tracks it is telling me there is insufficient space. Can I get an upgrade or do I have to buy a better ipod?
KAPIL, if you can't drag songs onto your iPod it's because you have sync already set up. Uncheck that option in iTunes and it'll let you manage your music manually, but be aware that the first time you do it, iTunes will zealously wipe all the music off your iPod. Then just copy it back on. :-)
Michael, the iPod shuffle doesn't doesn't have a ton of room. Sounds like you need a bigger one!
i just got a ipod nani yesterday andi have some problems like it does not show my ipod nano on the left and when i got some songs on they disapeared and i dont kno what to do!! i have downloaded everthing u said!! please help me!!!!!
i have had an Ipod for 2.5 years, i have just got an Iphone and im having trouble putting music on it. i only have one computer so i have to used the one that my Ipod is connected to.when i plug the Ipod in, it works as normal, when i plug the Iphone in, it does nothing! please help!
I have a Apple Ipod 30GB (2006?). I was on Itunes today so long story short the Sync button got pushed and ALL my songs are gone!! How do I get them back? I don't have access to the old computer I got them from..So I am at a loss..2,000+ songs! Please help!!
Vicky, that's weird. Are you using a laptop for syncing? If so, I suggest you take both the laptop and iPhone into the Apple Store, after making an appointment with a "Genius", so they can help you debug things. Might be a bad hardware connector on the phone if it's not seen *at all* even while the iPod works fine.
Sandi, if they're not on your iPod and the computer that had the source music isn't available, I think you might be out of luck. So sorry!
hey i have a ipod nano the long skinny one. but the 1st one that came out in that shape everytime i connect it to my laptop it wont pop up in itunes like my itouch does... watt do i do?
Your instructions were fool-proof. Thank you.
Thank you Dave.Your website helped me, I am P.C. Literate but MAC ignorant.
i don't know how to put music on my ipod can u help me PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ive downloaded 2 songs onto my pc, but cant find where they are,they dont show up on my plqaylist, although i can listen to them on my laptop. any ideas ?
hey dave .. i have an ipod nano and everything worked fine .. but then a friend of me bought a ipod and we tryied to get my music on her ipod .. and we finelly got it but now i cant put any music on my ipod anymore and i dont know why .. its really weird... well i downloaded winamp.. but this didnt help ... please help me .. i wanna put new music on my ipod
I bought an iPod touch 3g to replace my 2g, iTunes asked if I wanted to replace the old one with this one, I did, only it told me the iPod had to reset so it turned off and it didn't automatically turn on, so I did it manually. Now I have no songs or apps on it and when I plug it in the screen is white and just says iPod. I don't have the internet, I live in a rural area, and I don’t know if that will affect the iPod. Can you help me?
Dave, I can download music to my iPod but I don't want to download the music FROM iTunes, because I heard it costs money (I think). So is there a program where I can download the musics to iTunes then to my iPod? If so, can you (or anyone else) tell me? Thank you :).
i have an apple ipod shuffle.i have already downloaded itunes to it i also dragged songs frm my music folder to it and after ejecting when i switch it onn it showz no music in unit... i have tried it at least 10 times but end up with same result please help mee...
hey i have a mp3 go gear philips that i have no idea how to sync videos to it would be great if youd help me. thanks
I'm living and working in Cambodia for 2 years and travelling alot for my work. My friend put music on my i-pod shuffle for me which are songs NOT from my i-tunes library....I'm getting desperate to delete and add new ones and haven't got a clue how to do it...can you help??
Hey Dave.......I have window media player 12. for some reason it has been doubling and tripling the songs in my library and sometimes my saved playlists as well. any ideas? also, do all of the versions constantly update the media files and make the whole thing real sluggish? any help you can give is greatly appreciated
hey Dave....I have WMP ver12. it is doubling and tripling my library and playlists. any idea why? also, the "updating media files" seems to run all the time, is this normal? sure slows things down. thanks for your help
I am struggling with my iPod and you made it very easy with the step by step procedure. Well done.
Dear Dave u procedures were well thought out and i think i have a better understanding. I did think it was confusing on how to dowload music from a windows media player that is an HP. I do have all that music and did not want o pay for it. Help would be nice, Benjamin
How can I download CD's to my ipod from the internet rather than downloading one song at a time?
I personally prefer to use Windows Media Player for all my music, so it kinda sucks your stuck with using iTunes if you have a iPod. :/
I get error Oxe800000a on my ipod and I can't transfer songs imported into itunes to the ipod. I get no green plus sign.
i have a ipod nano 5g. it is 16gb and says it holds 4000 songs. i went to load 2015 songs and it told me not enough room. help.. do i need to squash the music some how. if i delete a song of itunes is says it will delete from my ipod next time it conects why and how can i stop it. once i out music on ipod i want to unload of comptour due to memroy . but will update music now and again please help specialy with first one i havent yet got to use it yet
why is it when everytime i plug in my usb cable to the port-- like it has to have a "device" somewhere there right? but i have none. now i cant put songs in my ipod. im a new user in ipod
How can I download CD's to my ipod from the internet rather than downloading one song at a time?
I just bought a third generation ipod touch (which I was really excited about) until I found out that it does not work with WMP - frustrating. Instead, I am trying to figure out itunes, but am not finding it user friendly at all. I've tried using MGTEK dopisp, but I get a screen that says that it doesn't support my device. Do you have any suggestions? Considering returning the ipod if I can't use Windows Media Player. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
i reside in bengaluru, ive a 60GB ipod since the past 7 years. now the battery isnt charging properly and the ipod gets hanged sometimes what do i do?
I have itune of version 18.104.22.168 which is not responding in any way when i am connecting my Apple iPod Classic (80GB, silver) made in 2006 using my usb cable on my computer and i am unable to copy songs, videos in my ipod, i am a new i pod user so please tell me a way to solve my problem
iPod isn't working? Reset it (hold down the menu and center buttons and count to ten. slowly). If that doesn't fix it, you might need to talk with someone at Apple to find out your options. Good luck, everyone!
can this one works in windows 7?
i hav ipod shuffle, when i brought this i did not get cd so m still unable to download songs in ipod from pc....
haaaaaaaaaaay um i cant work out how too get songs off my usb onto my ipod ?
I would like to download music to my new iPod nano, but I don't want to download the music FROM iTunes, because I know it costs money. Is there anywhere I can download the music to iTunes then to my iPod? If so, can you tell me about it? I heard your some sorta do-it-all? Thank you :).
We have two ipods and on on I can drag the songs to it and the other ipod won't take any of them. I also can't uncheck any songs that are on the ipod that won't let me drag the songs to. Please help, thanks! Angel
i am new to itunes and i didnt know what to do i accidently deleted all my songs off of my ipod without adding or syncing a lirbrary i need to get my songs back...is there a way i could get them all back?
Hi ,I`ve been a bit confused about how the "katy perry, "one of the boys" cd can`t go into my ipod. only the first song is a vidio in the laptop the rest don`t on the laptop, aren`t, would it be a dvd or a cd or both .would it go onto my ipod ? ally
sorry it`s firstname.lastname@example.org
no need to feel angry. it`s only my first time with an ipod.
ally, I don't have the latest Kate Perry CD to test, but is it an "interactive music CD" or anything similar? Does it include computer content and/or play videos if you put the CD into a computer? If so, those kind of "smart" discs can be end up unreadable on a Mac. It's rare, but it's possible...
hey, so I purchased a new laptop and i downloaded itunes. But when i plug in my ipod, it doesnt show up on my itunes. I can't figure out how to add music to it.
Btw, I never registered my ipod when i bought it.
I just purchased the Apple Nano ipod and my issue is that I want to be able to add music from my computer onto it without "sync-ing." I have alot of music that I don't want to have to store on my computer permanently just so that I can have it on my ipod. Is there anyway to add music to the ipod without wiping out all the other songs already stored that may no longer be stored on my computer? Thanks!
how do i connect another laptop to my wireless
I have bought a used Nano 8 gig Ipod and when I successfully downloaded iTunes and also authorized my computer (I went thru this twice)...My Windows XP Acer netbook doenst recognize my Nano ipod so I am unable to transfer my songs ffom the devise. I also went thru the manual disk mode on my Nano and still nothing happens.
Can you help me?
I updated my ipod to 4.1 and now i can't sync all of my music . it only syncs 52 out of 416 what do i do ?
My ipod is not working properly please help me
Can I transfer MP3 audio files (ones NOT obtained from itunes)from my PC hard drive and install them onto an ipod SIMPLY? - I understand I need to open an itunes account, however, I do NOT want to buy files from itunes and I do NOT want to use any complicated conversion software. I want to transfer MP3 files from my PC onto an ipod SIMPLY! - Can it be done?
i downloaded all my cds to my computer. i have a ipod. in itunes it shows all my music, but some songs will not download to my ipod...can't figure out why?
I have a 30 GB iPod. I have some podcasts that appear on my iTunes, but they won't download on my iPod. Any suggestions?
Do we need to pay money when we sync songs to my ipod shuffle?
Please reply my question as fast as you can.
Gladys, I have no idea why that's happening and would encourage you to closely examine the podcast sync settings in iTunes to see if something's not set as you believe.
Happy, you're clear and free: If you try to sync music to your iPod that you don't have permission to use (for example, a friend buys a song on iTunes, copies the file and you put it in your music library, but don't know their iTunes password) it will just complain and sync everything else.
Thanks very much for your guide, I've been trying to figure out how to transfer songs all day and managed it 2 minutes after reading this. You're a star!!
this helped vey much.
Hi Dave - just came across your site ....amazing! I love itunes but don't love not having any means of communication with them (you've heard all that one million times).....
I am sharing my library with my 2 laptop pcs. all above board I think....but my newest computer doesn't have any music I've bought since April. nor does it have my latest playlists.
Both computers are on homeshare....not sure why.
Also can one see the answers to the questions on this page?
hi dave i do not no how to put music on my i pod
My new MP3 player is not able to sync music onto it I've been working on this project for 1 week now need anwsers
Also the music that I want to download is in my music libary already what do i do about this situation I'm really not tryin to pay for new songs because the music that I want is already on my playlist I just can't sync the music I want to my MP3 player
I recently put my daughters ipod on charge and when I took it off I didnt disconnect properly or eject properly and now when I go onto the play list of songs that should be on there at least 74 of the tunes are not on due to my hick up, is there anyway or fixing this as I really cant afford to buy them all again. these songs are still on the play list but I cannot sync them onto the ipod anymore. I feel so bad and ashamed that I have done this, please help me.
Sincerely thankful if u could
Hey, HOW DO YOU GET MUSIC FROM YOUR OLD i-POD ONTO THE iTUNES, AND THEN ONTO A NEW i-POD?
I was just interested in maybe getting an ipod of some sort and was wondering can you take music that you have either uploaded or downloaded to your computer and transfer it to itunes? I know that may sound like a daft question, but I have an extensive library and wouldn't want to have to start over just because apple don't like me not buying from their itunes store etc.
just finished transphering songs from old cassatte tapes with a program called pinnacle but my apple ipod wont let me down load them is there away thanking you colin
ser i had ituns befor then y computer was not working and then a man ficks it but i was traing to downloud i tunes and when it gets to 99% it's friz my computer.....HELP ME PLEAS!!!!!
Initializing a new iPod unfortunately requires iTunes. But once the initial setup is completed, you can uninstall the monstrosity and all the excess baggage that it forces you to install. Then you can manage the iPod with small, simple freeware programs such as Sharepod and/or Copy Trans Manager.
hey I just got a apple ipod classic which is like 160 GB...a lot of space??!!!! And I dont know how to use it or load music in it!!!!!
I was wondering if theres ANY way to put songs on my ipod that arent from iTunes?
Becuase I went and downloaded about 300 songs before i brought my first ipod
How could when I click my i Pod name,it don't show the music list on my I Pod instead the information about my I Pod..? Please can You Help me
Shahde, you'll need to import those songs into your iTunes library before you proceed to get them onto your iPod. To do that, just drag and drop them into the top left area of the iTunes window, where it lists "Music" "Movies", "TV Shows", etc. Then you can copy it with a regular ole sync.
Teddy, you should see tabs along the top of the iTunes window labeled "Music" "Info", "Movies" and so on, once you've clicked on your iPod to see the summary info. Click on them! :-)
Ok, I just gotthe new ipod touch 4 for christmas, its 8 g. I downlaoded iTunes and everything but the price is like,$ 2.00 for each song! I dont get it! My friends have like, thousands of song on their ipod touches. That means I would have to send two thousand $$$ If I want one thousand songs... whats all that about?? Please Help me!
Thanks, From: The girl who doesnt want ot spend thousands on songs...
Selena, I bet that your friends have ripped CDs that they've borrowed from friends, bought at the store for a discount, or even just had laying around. Yeah, if you fill an iPod will all new music, it's crazy expensive!
I am totally illiterate when it comes to mechanical things. My daughter gave me an ipod shuffle and I am clueless as to how it works and would like to know, if you would be so kind as to tell me what to do other than give it away or sell it?
Don't give up hope, Diane! :-) Shuffles are pretty darn easy to work with: download iTunes, add music to it (as discussed above), then plug your iPod into your computer by using the included cable to plug it into the USB port on your computer. It'll appear in iTunes after 30-45 seconds and will give you the option of "filling it with music". Choose that and you should be able to go from there! :-)
Hi Dave, I got an iPod Nano 5th Gen for my birthday and every time I try to download a song or album from iTunes, I get the following message "There was a problem downloading (insert song/album title. You do not have enough access privileges for this operation." I am running Windows XP on my home computer. The song appears in my library with an (!) next to the song title I cannot access it or load it onto my Nano. Can you help?
Hi Mr Taylor,
just bought a nano ipod (my first one ever) and as a "mature" person I had no idea how to download song onto it. Thanks for this web site. My ipod is filling up with songs.
how can i download the software?
THE IPOD WILL PUT THE SONGS AND ALBUMS WHERE IT WANTS TO AND NOT WHERE YOU WANT IT. if you want an album by a band in the order of the albums songs, you will not get it in order, they will be in the wrong order and all over the place in your ipod. ipods are not for albums in order, the iTunes and iPod will place things randomly wherever they want to. there will be no rhyme or reason why half your songs cannot be located, why albums are split apart, nothing plays the way it should or how YOU WANT IT.
but, if you LIKE random songs all over the place with no rhyme or reason to it, then you might like the ipod and iTunes.
if you like easy, simple, organized full length album the WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE HEARD IN THE FIRST PLACE, then you DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT BUY AN IPOD OF ANY TYPE.
I'm from Myitkyina, Kachin state, Burma. Thanks for helped me out. But I am not clear how to put folders in iPod. Please help me.
i got an iPod touch a while bac and it had a lot of music on it. so i deleted some to put new ones and when i tried to drag the music to the iPod i am getting a "no entry " sigh. help please. i am using xp os
i am tryingt o put music that i have put on itunes onto my ipod. i have plugged my ipod in but nothing has come up. im geting EXTREMLY frustrated. please help me :)
why is it that if i put a CD into my computer to put onto itunes nothing comes up, it comes up with other CDs but not this one. is it the computer or itunes?
I have an ipod touch. How do I get it to play albums in succession. It will play one complete album and then instead of going to the next album it starts the same one over again.
How do I set up 2 separate ipods within Itunes? I have my own account and when I plugged my daughter's new (second hand) ipod into my PC, it automatically synced the content to my ipod - but we want to be able to have different songs etc. How do we achieve separate 'identities' via iTunes? Some guidance would be much appreciated!
iTunes has changed since this was done.
Therefore; I'm so freakin' lost.
If I buy an ipod from someone, and they claim that it does not support itunes, what does this mean, and can it be made to support itunes? Thank you
David, um, I have no idea what they're talking about. You can't really use an iPod without iTunes...
How do i download music and pictures and videos to my Ipod ;;and why is it so complicated to download on the Ipod ;; this should be made easy for people to do;; if you want them to buy such expensive things as Ipods;;
I have an 8gb ipod nano. For some reason my computer doesn't recongnize it when I plug it into the usb port. The port is ok because I use it for my webcam and other things. I have tried several things like rebooting the ipod itself but nothing works. I also tried the ipod on different computers with the same results it's not recogized by the computer. I have the latest itunes software also
ive been having a huge problem with my ipod.
the problem is when i connect it to my laptop or any computer it seems that theres no connection between them. Certainly the ipod gets charged but the computer cant seem to find the ipod. and When i try to sync it with itunes, itunes cant seem to find it. Thus i've tried everything but it just doesnt do a thing. I can't put songs anymore and somehow my Ipod kinda "lost" its memory like b4 it had over 900 songs but now theres nothing?
Please can you help me I dont want my money to go to waste! Thank you :)
Oh btw I use macs so :)
I have an Ipod Video 30G and recently bought a new Ipod Touch 32G. The computer that contained all my songs for the Ipod Video crashed sometime back and I lost everything having to do with that Ipod. However, I have 447 songs still on the Ipod. My new Itunes program will not download any of the songs that were not purchased from Apple from the older Ipod. Do you know of a way to transfer them to the new Ipod Touch? Thanks abunch for any help!
When I plug my Ipod shuffle into my computer it turns my internt off. when I unplug my Ipod shuffle the internt come back online Iam using Itunes. is there any one that can help me with this problem
Hi Dave: My computer crashed but I had a backup of my itunes music. After it was fixed, I downloaded itunes version to my computer and did the add files to library. All songs were downloaded into the itunes but when I go to play them it says it can not find the folder. I try to locate it and find it but it still doesnt play. Any suggestions?
I also deleted itunes and tried downloading again but still the same. Please help
I wonder if you can help. A friend has given me her old ipod and I can't seem to sync my music from itunes into my ipod libray and therefore onto my ipod. Any ideas?
Not entirely sure what you're asking about, Sarah. You have the music you want on the iPod in your ITunes library already, right? The problem is that when you plug in the iPod, it won't let you copy the music across? If so -- and I warn you, this will erase everything on the iPod -- next time it's plugged in click on the "Restore" button in iTunes and it'll reformat the iPod and "pair" it with your own iTunes library. Then you can copy across whatever you'd like.
I bought an IPod Nano and my Windows Music Library will not read it. When I plug the Nano into my computer the message is get on the screen is asking me what I want to do "open files" or "use as a backup". How can I add my music to my Nano? I bought the music from Wal-Mart and ITunes over the past 5 years or so. The guy at Best Buy said this would sync with the music I already have in my library. Can you help me as Apple Support or ITunes Support said they do not support this new Nano. I was told to go to apple.com/support and when the page came up to type in "not seeing ITunes" but there is no place to type the info in. I really need help. My old IPod died on me.
Can we directly download songs and videos into iPod?
Hi Mr.Taylor how can i convert some songs from youtube to my apple ipod 4 latest generation.Could you show me the very simple way please.
to load music on ipod without it deleteing your songs just click and drag songs into devices in itunes
I have windows 7 though will it work on there, or is it still "hidden"
hi iv ust recently had windows 7 installed and everythings goin great but everytime i go to download my songs from youtube converter it wont do it! it says download onto computer but before it went straight to itunes, i need help,thanks:)
Ok, my niece had her Ipod Nano set to manually download. Someone plugged in their Ipod touch to her computer. She is afraid she has lost all her music. Is this true? She comes home in two days, can you let me know as soon as possible if we can retrieve her music...When they plugged in the ipod touch, it came up as ...playlist.
Natalie, the music library on the computer should be just fine. Worst case you might need to reauthorize the computer for purchases, but it would be very odd for anything to be wiped. But then again, you DO have a backup of some sort, right?
i have attacted the ipod with my pc but pc is not showing any message and no sign of attachment is shown
i need help on puting pictures on my ipod touch with the internet
When i connect the iPod to the pc, nothing happens..
(I've not yet downloaded the itunes)
I cannot fix my iTunes store because it timed out that I cannot put everythings in my iPod.
Hello I have a question about taking out songs from an ipod. I have an ipod that has songs that I want to take out but the problem is that when I put those songs on the ipod, it was on a mac computer. So now I have a windows laptop and my question is how can I take out the songs out of the ipod if the ipod is formatted to work for a mac computer? Am I still able to take the songs out of the ipod? I do not own a mac anymore if that was the case I would figure out how to do it. Thank you for your time.
Apple should pay you for this Dave. You were extremely helpful. Thanks so much.
I just need to know how to organize my songs by for e.g. slows, dance music etc
Could you please help me I plug in my iPod to my laptop but it won't show up in the "my devices"
Could you please help me when I plug in my iPod to my laptop in won't show up in the "my devices" help please
SAFE MAN, ALL WORKS AS IT SHOULD, HAVE ALL THE MUSIC I WISHED TO HAVE ON MY IPOD. VERY HELPFUL
hi dave just want to say many thanks for your simple to use guide and for free regards john walker
i have riped a bunch of cds that i have, i need to put them on my ipod i bought my curant ipod from my cousin and my pc wont evan reckignise the ipod. i have tryed everything, i have itunes installed on my computer and its been reinstalled countless times. what do i do!
iTunes doesn't load up, jut click agree on the EULA and pooft. When I press Sync in WMP it still don't see the iPod. Apple website is no help, your instructions still don't tell you how to put music on the iPod... Bought a $29 'dollar store' MP3 player, wow works great! Drag and Drop, syncs my WMP and everything! ... Brand new iPod Touch 64gig for sale, cheep... (garbage)
Thank you so much!!!! This so helped!!
Hello, Mr. Taylor. I have a 64G iPod touch into which I successfully loaded about 300 songs from my computer's external hard drive into the iPod via the iTunes. (I copied the songs from the directory into the computer's iTunes and then copied it from there into the iPod's iTunes.) I noticed that it took a few moments for it to load and that "churning" symbol kept going around as it copied the songs. Now, I'm trying to load additional songs into my iPod, but whatever I copy goes in instantly with a grey color with a non-turning churning symbol on the side of the the song and it cannot be played. The songs, while in the computer's iTunes is fine, but they are not getting copied into the iPod. Can you tell me why not? There's still plenty of space in the iPod.
I look forward to hearing from you.
A very frustrated user.
i do have ipod touch 8gb.the problem is when i sync it with another library but certain ikons (like only music,videos,photos and but not apps.) ,after completion of sync app doesnt work like just open close.plz tell me solution
my ipod keeps saying use itunes to restore what does that mean please
Ey, I've set a fieuw foto's via Itunes on my Ipod but now I can not get them back off.. I can't click the lil trashcan on the right it just doesn't appear so help please.
hw do i downloads songs nw??
Hi Dave, i just bought a 32Gb ipod, and everytime i go to itunes, i can't get music from my itunes, can you help?
im still confused i got a ipod for my birthday im still confused how to download songs and stuff
I have an old dell and bought a new iPod but it won't let me download the new version of iTunes what do I do?
I really hate this iShit! I downloaded iTunes on my computer but anyway I don't know how to download mp3 onto my iPod from my computer (or you, americans, say PC as if Apple is something different). Why on Earth a person with couple of degrees behind still cannot figure out how to nicely use it!
oh thank you so much, though the latest iTunes download is way different, the process is very much the same! Was about to scream, found your site on a google search and now I am happy! thank you thank you thank you
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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