Ipod as harddisk...mp3s recognized?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jaynna, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hi all,

    I'm going to be travelling around the world for 8 months and will be bringing my ipod with me. I figured I will find new music along the way and will want to add it to my ipod. I will probably have to add the new music at an internet cafe or such and could not guarantee that Itunes would be installed. I figured the easiest to ensure I could add new music would be to use the ipod an external harddisk but I don't know if the ipod would recognize/find mp3s that I have in folders that I create myself and manually add music to the ipod as a disk...completely outside of Itunes. So, does anyone know if my ipod will see and allow me to listen to mp3s that are just in any older on the ipod?

    Many thanks!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    You either use it as a iPod, use iTunes to sync and then listen to the songs; or you use it as a hard drive to copy stuff, but then you're not able to listen to the music.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    Thanks! Now I won't waste my time trying to find out :).

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