Help with iPod and 2 Macs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Stormyguy, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Stormyguy macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2002
    UK (Sussex)
    Hi all

    I have an iPod which is updated with iTunes on my Mac at home.

    Can anyone advise if I bring my iPod from my home to my office and plug it in to my Mac here (which only has a handful of the songs on), will the iPod 'update' the Mac - i.e. copy all the songs from the iPod to the Mac or will the reverse happen and the Mac will write to the iPod with it's playlists, erasing all my songs on the iPod?

    Silly question i know but I just want to check before i do it!!

    Thanks guys

  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    Well what you can do if im understanding you correctly

    iPod will usually be updated by the mac its plugged into, you can set the Office Mac not to update the iPod that way you can listen to the songs on the iPod or the ones already on the office machine

    When you plug the iPod in you will be asked if you want to erase the playlists, select no and press the iPod button at the bottom of the iTunes Window, then select the option ""manually manage songs and playlists"

    Once you have done that you can play the songs off the iPod in iTunes

    Hope that helps :)
  3. Stormyguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2002
    UK (Sussex)
    thanks Darwin.

    yes that's kind of what i meant!

    i guess I really want to get the playlists and songs off the iPod and onto my office Mac so I will do that with the 'manage manually' option


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