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What is going on with my Ipod?

I started having problems with my Ipod and I am unsure of the best way to remedy the problem. [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Feb 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod. But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista. The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized. When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it. Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well. I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

One Music Library to Rule Them All

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. Any suggestions? There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk on Dec 3, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

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 - 2 answers

How should we listen to music at home?

The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket?

Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket? It's a generic "Portable Audio Player" now, and Windows refuses to format it. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Jan 23, 2013 - 12 answers

ITunes alternative to get music *onto* an iPhone?

Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from my Macbook Air onto my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

ipod touch/itunes n00b needs help recovering from a big PC crash...

ipod touch/itunes n00b needs help recovering from a big PC crash... [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Dec 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Fuck iTunes

Can't figure out how to transfer music from old iPod Classic to new iPod Touch on PC. [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm an iPod newb and I need help.

I'm a complete iPod newb and I need help. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me discover how accurate iTunes Top 25 is and/or how to make it more on point

How accurate is iTunes Top 25 most played and can I make it any moreso? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Forgot iPod password but iTunes stops responding while syncing

My daughter put a password on her iPod and promptly forgot it, which would be fine if iTunes didn't stop responding every single time we try to sync it. I really don't want to lose everything that is on there, especially her pictures and purchases. Help me be a hero to my daughter and tell me how to fix it.
posted by Ruki on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Total itunes/airtunes setup from scratch, please.

I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 19, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I put a CD onto an iPod?

What tool, perhaps something besides iTunes, can I use to rip CDs I own and put them onto my iPod? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Nov 10, 2011 - 11 answers

iPod/iTunes Weirdness, Instapaper AWOL, and Safari Reading List Options

A few days ago syncing my iPod Touch with iTunes deleted all but its original apps (My fault for not noticing that the list of apps in iTunes had, for some reason, reverted to the factory defaults). While slowly restoring my purchased apps via the App Store App>Updates>Purchased, I noticed that ad-supported Instapaper was no longer listed. Googling 'Instapaper Free' told me that the ad-supported version was removed from iTunes and support discontinued sometime in April of this year. This has led me to several questions: [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Nov 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Syncing betwixt 2 machines, same data? Possible

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 - 9 answers

Finding games for an ancient iPod Touch

Finding games for an ancient iPod Touch [more inside]
posted by coffee and minarets on Sep 19, 2011 - 3 answers

iPod voiceover without iTunes

Help me ditch iTunes but keep using my iPod. Difficulty inside. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Jul 2, 2011 - 4 answers

How do you manage your music library?

How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Can my child manage his own music collection?

What's the best technology for a little kid listening to music? My five-year-old loves music. We only have song on iTunes and iPods. He can't read the song titles, and it's too easy for him to mess things up. I'm wishing for a stack of records ("like we had when I was a kid") that he could manage himself. Any advice on creating a self-operable music listening system for kids in this age of digital music? Thanks!
posted by largecorp on Mar 26, 2011 - 14 answers

can't get album art on ipod

Album art in iTunes but not on iPod... help? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Sorting classical music for easy browsing in iTunes

Classical music + itunes + video (classic) iPod. Help me figure out the essential (minimum) amount of metadata needed for happy music listening. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

iTunes Error

Recently, I have new (weird) problem with iTunes. (9.0.2.25 on XP) After starting the app, the music store show-up and vanish.. Link to Video. I didn't made any critical changes to my XP machine recently.. (Firewall, Hosts file..) What can cause this issue.. ?
posted by nagalr on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

c'mon iTunes - quit being such a PITA

Does anyone know a good way to sync multiple devices on the same iTunes account on multiple machines easily? [more inside]
posted by emjay on Feb 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Slow songs are great and all, but not if they're supposed to be fast songs.

Some songs on my iPod and through iTunes seem to be running slow - just enough to be noticeable and to drive me crazy. Songs that I've downloaded recently seem fine until I play them enough, and then it's almost like they wear out - what gives? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Ipood

I bought an Ipod Nano off a friend (4th gen). He was running the latest version of Itunes. I have A G5 Mac with OSX Version 10.4.11. The newest version of Itunes Apple will allow me to download is Itunes 8.2.1. My computer can't access the Ipod at all. help me? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Jan 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Great (or even just good) iPhone app for podcasts?

What's a decent iPhone app for downloading/listening to podcasts? I'm trying to avoid syncing it to iTunes every time I want to get new podcasts, so I'd like to use this app to subscribe to one and let me know when new episodes are available (that's the important part), listen to them, and delete them. Didn't find much of anything in the AskMeFi archives except a reference to Podcaster, but does anyone have any personal recommendations? Free or not-free. Thanks!
posted by jroybal on Jan 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Why does Jesus not want me to watch iTunes U videos on my iPad?

Why can't I watch iTunes U videos on my iPad? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Modify the threshold for playcount additions in iTunes?

Anyone know of a workaround that would enable someone to modify the point at which a song is counted as "fully played" in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by samac on Dec 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Will the snow leopard upgrade work on my tiger macbook

If I buy the $30 snow leopard upgrade, will it work on my tiger macbook? [more inside]
posted by thanksfive on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Whatcha doin' there iPod?

What is an iPod doing when it's syncing in these non-transferring instances? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Dec 13, 2010 - 10 answers

IPod Help

IPod filter. If I down-loaded music from the ITunes store directly into my IPod, how do I get the songs into my ITunes on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Nov 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I make an iPod touch work for me?

All I want for Christmas is an iPod touch. Please tell me we'll be happy together. [more inside]
posted by unlapsing on Nov 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me an app...

How does one find an iDevice app creator? I have ideas but not the technical expertise. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Oct 7, 2010 - 4 answers

iHate it

Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Oct 6, 2010 - 30 answers

How do I get the music from my mac-formatted ipod onto my new windows computer?

How do I get the music from my mac-formatted ipod onto my new windows computer? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I more easily get songs in album order on my iTunes/iPod?

On iTunes, is there a way to make it so that songs are arranged in the intended album-order rather than alphabetically? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Sep 17, 2010 - 18 answers

How to fix my iTunes to iPod Touch calendar sync?

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 - 4 answers

is my ipod possessed?

is my ipod possessed? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Simplest possible means of listening to music files stored in an external hard drive?

What I want to do is this: play music stored on an external hard. What is the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Jun 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Consolidate my family's Apple device accounts.

I have two kids. Each has an ipod touch. Planning on adding two more to the household (mom and dad). Problem: I created an itunes store ID for each kid. Looking backward, wouldn't it have been smarter to create ONE Apple ID for the family, so I can see what is being purchased? I had a recent breach in my credit card and had several unauthorized purchases from Itunes...having one account might have led me to see this fraud a little sooner. (apart from checking my credit card statement daily) What do you multi-iphone-Touch families do? one account? If the devices all get registered to one account, can one transfer a paid app from one device to another? Will apps already purchased be lost if I consolidate the devices under a different username? Any family Apple device strategies appreciated.
posted by teg4rvn on Jun 7, 2010 - 4 answers

What size iPod Touch for a 12-year-old?

iPod Touch for a 12-year-old: More memory, or more buying power? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Ipod in Whose Name?

I want to gift somebody an new ipod with maybe a dozen or so audiobooks already on the ipod. How do I best do this, given how ipods and other Apple accessories are linked with itunes accounts? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers

♪ Helen and Olly, answer me THIS! ♫

I can't seem to be able to download certain episodes of the Answer Me This! podcast from the iTunes Store. Although the titles show up in my iTunes podcast library, they seem to be streaming links with no mp3 files actually copied to my machine. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

I have no idea what the kids are listening to these days...

My music collection is practically non-existent. I have a new iPod, a laptop and 2GB per month downloads. What is the best and cheapest way to start building a music library from scratch? Should I just buy everything from iTunes, or what? And does anyone still pay for music?! [more inside]
posted by Weng on Feb 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Ipod Restore Issues on a working older gen iPod

I have a 4th Gen click wheel iPod. It still plays and charges. Today, I got the "restore" error message when hooking it up to my iMac/iTunes. I tried restoring it but it then gave me the msg "The iPod could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1433)" and directed me to here. I tried the usual stuff recommended including: unplugging and replugging; trying new cord; holding menu and center button down for reboot; trying on other macs -- and still get the same msg. Although the technology is old, the iPod itself has hardly been used. Any suggestions? (Besides buying a new one.) Thanks for your input.
posted by snap_dragon on Jan 19, 2010 - 15 answers

How to find the size of iPhoto and iTunes files?

Can someone please tell me how to find the size of my iPhoto and iTunes files? I go into Library, find iPhoto and iTunes and then find bunch of subfiles, divided by date; but they don't seem to include all the pictures and songs. It doesn't make sense and Apple documentation doesn't clarify the matter. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Jan 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music?

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music? [more inside]
posted by katala on Dec 30, 2009 - 10 answers

How to get my iPod to sync in the order I want.

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 - 3 answers

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