Need to put songs on ipod without itunes [Solved/Closed]

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I have a crappy computer that kicks me off the internet. Therefore I cannot download itunes or anyother thing that takes too long. And I have my music on windows media player which the ipod doesn't work with. So can anyone tell me how I can put on songs/charge my ipod, etc with no itunes? P.S.~ I don't know much about the ipod, I just got mine.


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All you need to do is have the driver for your ipod (so you can enter the hardrive and things and viewable).

Go on iTunes (you will never have to go then), select your Device and check "Use as hard drive" ( ).

Then go to my computer open your ipod go to the address type /ipod_control after the alreasy address
go in there and unhide all files go to music and drag a song you'll have to rename it to a 4 letters word
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Girl- Mar 24, 2010 at 08:09 AM
thank you. this was clear, concise & to the point.
aalii- Oct 7, 2012 at 09:35 AM
this sounds great, but I don't know what "have the driver" means,
Mudit- Oct 9, 2012 at 05:25 AM
does not work!!!
Yogen- Oct 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Have a driver I guess means the driver to open the ipod as a storage unit (like a usb memory), almost all computers do it automatically, so if you see the "installing driver" message and a window pop ups asking what you want to do with the device (probably called ipod) is simple:

Select the option "open folder to view files",
then on the folder settings (from pc, not ipod) select "view all hidden files",
then you access the music folder and do what was posted before.

Hope I helped.
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I use WinAmp for my Ipod. It is the best free software I could find. It is compatible with all Mp3 players and Ipods and you can get music from anywhere you want with no problems ;)
kk- Jul 15, 2009 at 08:07 PM
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well if you download lime wire look what you have to do
1 download lime wire
2 open up itunes
3 plug in your ipod
4 search for your song on lime wire wait till its done then. drag it down to itunes
5 put it in were it says iPod Devices
6 Wait Till It Sync's
7 wait till it stop's saying sync in progress
8 wait 20 seconds after it said sync in progress
9 Thank Me Please Lol
10 EnJoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"Funny" this ...... I tried "copy to device" in windows media player yet the music doesn't show in my Apple "I-pod nano" Then I tried it with real player, same result , then with poddox (Dont forget to put the I pod on "Disk mode" still it did not help me though).... same again.Then I tried it with "CopyTransManager" and FINALLY this time I was warned that I needed to install I tunes at least once cause it also needs some other drivers then the ones (auto) installed when first connected to PC.

Really "funny" these "alternatives" ^^^^^
O well, at least copy transmanager TOLD me what was the matter.
Guess I should consider myself lucky ^^^^
Still I am really pissed off of being PUSHED to use I tunes bah, from now on I'll make a mission to AVOID these pushers whatever it takes.

Apple .., I-Tunes Go push some other sheep around for commercial reasons, but not me,cause now
I'll N-E-V-E-R E-V-E-R get anything from there after this install ( and immediately uninstall) for as long as I live. PUUUUKE.


(YES I know how to disable processes but still...)
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Go to Itunes and connect to the Itunes store and select the songs,movies,videos,albums,and photos that you will like to have on your ipod touch and then insert the usb cable wait for device to connect and then select the item to connect to iphone or ipod touch and click download and your music or whatever you downloaded will be there in seconds and you can finally enjoy your ipod or iphone
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If you have windows media player, you can put songs through it by simply clicking the "Copy to CD or Device".
john- Feb 28, 2010 at 08:32 PM
this doesnt work for ipod
angus- Mar 2, 2010 at 02:40 AM
i tried putting music on it through media player but when I turn on the ipod it just said: please blah blah itunes to play music on this ipod.
mileycyrus!- Mar 7, 2010 at 07:30 AM
but you cant put music through windows media player as it doesent detect your ipod!!! :@
JORDYN- Mar 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM
go to SYNC!
sjx- Mar 22, 2010 at 12:52 PM
what do I do if I want to add music to my ipod but don't want to sync it because I will lose the music I have already got on it...?!

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