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post #1 of 19
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I have been working with my mom's Ipod for literally, 24hours now. I can't stand this thing! It's soooooooo annoying. I didn't know (nor did she) that we had to buy songs. Well, I figured out how to upload songs I've downloaded through Itunes.
Anytime I want to add a new song, it's telling me I have to erase the whole Ipod and start again. .. Is there any easier way? I'm stupid when it comes to these things.
I'm sooo glad I have a regular mp3 player!
post #2 of 19
iTunes should just "synch" everything up, not erase and start over...unless you deleted everything out of iTunes (folders and such).

I haven't bought anything yet, but I need too...I have 1.5 GB of music from 3 years ago and there are SO MANY songs I need to update.
post #3 of 19
Hummm...I have a black video ipod...but it's never done that before. I already had a ton of music on my pc (i was a music industry major for several years so i have a ton of software on my pc with loads of music.) I transfered all of my flies i wanted to upload onto my ipod into the itunes format. Can you try doing that. If there's a problem with the ipod itself- does you mom have a warrenty? Apple is good about fixing things if need be. I wish I could help you out more sweetie, but i really don't know what to tell you to fix it Call Apple- they have a toll free number (or you can go online) and they can maybe walk you through it?
post #4 of 19
What you need to do is make a folder in iTunes and copy all the music to it then copy the folder to the iPod
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
What you need to do is make a folder in iTunes and copy all the music to it then copy the folder to the iPod
Well it's a secondhand (pawnshop) Ipod Mini.
I have done that and then for whatever reason, I deleted the folders that were in it, had to reformat it to my pc... I connected it just now and even though there's only songs in the "party shuffle" folder, it's uploading... from where, I don't know
post #6 of 19
iTunes will automatically fill your iPod with tunes stored in it unless you tell it not to in the options.
post #7 of 19
Alycia, I have NO clue at all how those things work. We thought about buying one for Amber for Christmas.But, it seemed like to much of a hassle.
Plus, she has a really nice stereo she can listen to.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Alycia, I have NO clue at all how those things work. We thought about buying one for Amber for Christmas.But, it seemed like to much of a hassle.
Plus, she has a really nice stereo she can listen to.
We got Justice an mp3 player... You just drag and drop into a folder
post #9 of 19
You don't have to buy songs...you can get some songs free and you can also get songs off CDs and load them onto the ipod.

My brother calls people with ipods "pod people" and he told me not to get one, heh... I am glad I didn't after hearing what a pain itunes and the ipod in general is! Instead I got a Sandisk brand Sansa e260 4 GB mp3 player. Less expensive than an ipod, easier to use, and with better features like FM radio without having to buy anything extra and a slot for a microSD memory card so you can add more memory if you fill the player up! It also plays video, has a color screen, and you can drag-and-drop music files to the player or use Windows Media Player to sync it with your computer. It's about the size of an ipod nano except it's thicker so I don't feel like I'm going to break it when I pick it up. I love this thing!
post #10 of 19
If it's second hand, it was probably already full and you probably just need to restore it through the iPod menu (on the side-bar thingy in iTunes) and then Update it again.

Unless you tell it not to in the iPod Prefs, it'll just sync with everything you have in iTunes. You can use it in disc mode or manually update it if you turn off the automatic updates.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
If it's second hand, it was probably already full and you probably just need to restore it through the iPod menu (on the side-bar thingy in iTunes) and then Update it again.

Unless you tell it not to in the iPod Prefs, it'll just sync with everything you have in iTunes. You can use it in disc mode or manually update it if you turn off the automatic updates.
Well, I THINK I've got it figured out. I know how to get them ON it...but to get them off? That's another story
post #12 of 19
Sounds like quite the hassle! Good luck tho!
post #13 of 19
ooh fun. Tristan bought me an mp3 player christmas before last, and then i started having problems with it the last week or two, same as his sister who got the same one that xmas as well. so he passed me down his mp4 player which he only bought a few months ago and has only used a couple of time. it looks almost identical to an ipod nano but is an imitation one (a little cheaper and heard ipods had problems)


it's weird playing witrh this thing that feels like a creadit card
post #14 of 19
I have no advice for you..just wanted to agree that they are annoying, and thank goodness I have a regular mp3 player
post #15 of 19
I've had an iPod Shuffle forover a year and can't seem to get the music out of my computer and into the iPod. Finally, I just un-installed the software, stuck the Shuffle back in the box and packed it for moving - its STILL in the same box. Think I'm going to give the durned thing to my 17 y/o niece and buy myself an RCA Lyra MP3 player.
post #16 of 19
I don't have one and I don't know if I really want one. When I go walking outside I have a Sony AM/FM/TV/Weather radio that Ilisten to-well actually I listen to public radio when I walk!!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
Well, I THINK I've got it figured out. I know how to get them ON it...but to get them off? That's another story
I think the ipod is supposed to update with whatever songs you currently have on itunes. So in order to get songs off your ipod, you'd have to move them out of the itunes folder.
post #18 of 19
I am so out of date.....
post #19 of 19
iPods are so confusing.. I'm young and I'm supposed to know how to figure them out.. yeah right! I have a RCA Lyra and I like it a lot.
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