I currently use approximately four+ computers with all major OS'es (Mac, Windows, Linux-Ubuntu) between work and home. Plus an Ipod Classic for portable music listening. Problem is keeping my music library up to date on all machines, or synced together. If I create a playlist, or change ratings, genre, etc. the results also aren't propagated to the other machines. On Windows and Mac I've been using Itunes but I'm not necessarily tied to it, but it does work on 2 of the 3 OS'es.
There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk
on Dec 3, 2013 -
iDeviceFilter: I'm hoping to move my son's iPod syncing from the admin user on a Macbook to his own user on the same computer, so that his syncing is then done separately in his user's iTunes.
Can you walk me through this to abate my fear of cancelling-by-misunderstood-sync, please?
posted by progosk
on Dec 1, 2013 -
I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets
on Aug 29, 2013 -
Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I downloaded "bit.trip beat" for my iPod Touch through the iTunes store on my MacBook, but it won't sync. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Sep 30, 2010 -
iTunes broke my calendar. I can no longer sync Outlook to my iPod Touch because "sync server failed to sync." I can't find an answer to this on iTunes help although I do see that others have had this problem. Any suggestions? I've always done this over a USB cable. Nothing has changed except the calendar won't sync anymore. My iTunes software is up to date. I think Notes and Contacts are syncing -- though I just realized I haven't really tested that. I don't sync music in this operation, I do that from a different machine with different settings.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Aug 25, 2010 -
What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Two people. An iPod Touch and an iPhone. One Macbook Pro. How can I sync the Notes (as in...notes written in the Notes application) from the Touch to the Macbook Pro without confusing iTunes into syncing everything else to the wrong device? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 8, 2010 -
How do I quickly sync all the application data on my iPod touch? Currently, I have to open every single app, wait for it to finish downloading content and then move onto the next app. As I find more and more cool apps, this is taking longer. Is there a way (possibly by hooking it up to my computer) to issue one command and have every application of mine download new data off the web for offline reading? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish
on Apr 17, 2010 -
I can't figure out how to get my ipod to sync an audiobook playlist, a podcast playlist and then fill up with music from another playlist. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tonylord
on Nov 30, 2009 -
I'm currently running my Ipod classic on a windows xp desktop and (due to space problems) using my Ipod as a external hard drive.
I.E, adding music to Itunes, manually adding it to my Ipod and then deleting it from Itunes. However, I'm going to buy a new (vista) laptop and wondered how can I retrieve all the music off my Ipod and sync it with my new laptop.
Also, any idea how I can move all the Photos from my Ipod (which I have saved as full resolution pictures) to my laptop??
Any help or advice greatfully recieved.
posted by maxmix
on Oct 18, 2008 -
I am trying to sync my Macbook's (Leopard) Address Book with my iPod Touch. The problem is that fields on the Mac like "spouse" and "children" do not show up on the Touch. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.
posted by 4ster
on Aug 21, 2008 -
I sync my nano with iTunes. I play a few podcasts on my iPod, plug it in to my computer, but iTunes doesn't notice they've been played, and resets all my podcasts. But only sometimes! Infuriating! [more inside]
posted by the_W
on Jan 6, 2008 -
My iPod and iTunes are no longer cooperating. Every attempt to sync maxes out my memory use and hangs the iTunes app. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by pardonyou?
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I rate my music on my ipod as I listen through it, and I'm trying to get several thousand ratings from the ipod back into itunes. It doesn't seem like itunes can do this for me. (That's stupid!) I found this script
, which also has failed to work for me. Need help using the script, or itunes, or finding another alternative. [more inside]
posted by lockse
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Sigh. iPod problems and I can't figure them out. They key obstacle is "Sync failed: unknown error (-124)", followed by "iPod cannot be synced: required folder cannot be found".
More fascating details inside. Fun for the whole family! [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Aug 5, 2007 -
Audio and video are out of sync on mp4s downloaded from Google Video about 80% of the time. Is there anything simple that I can do about this? OSX, by the way, and it's mostly for watching on my iPod.
posted by interrobang
on Jul 16, 2007 -
What is your preferred methodology for syncing your ipod between an imac and an ibook so that you don't get duplicate songs/podcasts on your ipod? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Oct 25, 2005 -
One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Sep 12, 2005 -