Dig my 1st iPod, not so much iTunes - alternatives?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by adamthemute, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    Hey there.

    So I would of thought a hefty company like Apple would release some good software, but nah.

    I would love a convenient way to:

    - convert file to AAC (does this save much more space than 128 kbps?)
    - chose those converted songs and sync

    Oh, is there a better way to get album art than clicking each album and assigning the art manually with "Get Info"?

    I have Media Monkey, it seems swell, but it places the songs onto the iPod in no folders, and not in the "Music" one. Also, it doesn't do anything for the artwork.

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    All of which is easily doable in iTunes. Hit the apple site and search a bit before knocking it. Everything you're complaining about is very easy to fix. iTunes is very good. It shines at putting music on your iPod, definitely the better syncing I've ever seen from any mp3 player
  3. macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    iTunes made me fall in love with Apple and switch to Mac six years ago.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2009
    iTunes is by far the best media player I've used. I used to hate it, but that's because I didn't realize I was doing the work my media players should have been doing for me. I used Musicmatch, WMP, MediaMonkey (which is good, but has too many options for my liking) and Winamp, but the metadata use of iTunes and the way it organizes and manages your media is far superior to me.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    There are reasons not to like iTunes, but they're not bugging you yet.

    I've never had to convert to aac, so don't know that off the top of my head.

    Next to each song is a check box. Check it then on your iPod check the box that says "sync only checked songs" (or something similar)

    You could also put all the songs you want in playlists and only sync from those playlists.

    And select several tracks, right click, "get album artwork". I think you have to be signed into iTunes for that to work though.

    http://www.apple.com/support/ipod101/tunes/ might be handy for you
  6. macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2009
    When I first got my iPhone I wasn't keen on iTunes at all. I thought it was complicated and I'd never find my way around it, but after a while I'm doing ok, transferred my entire back cat from one library to another making playlists, burning discs etc. It's pretty good, give it time and fiddle alot!:D
  7. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)


    Look for this button in the bottom left corner of iTunes.

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  8. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    Why are you converting to AAC? What file format are your tracks in now?

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