iPod Mini PC vs Mac formatting?

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  1. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    My mother won a 4 GB iPod Mini in a contest and wants me to load it up with content for her. She is a strictly PC-based person and will be using her PC to download iTMS songs to her new iPod.

    Is it possible to format the mini so it will work with both a Windows machine and a Mac? I was hoping to be able to use my Mac to load it up rather than having to use my wife's Dell. All my audio content is on a Mac-formatted external HD.

    I know this has been covered before but I can't find the old thread. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    A mac will be able to read/write on a PC-formatted iPod but not vice-versa. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    Exactly - that's what I seem to remember but I wanted confirmation. So the plan should be to format the iPod using the Windows machine and then load it up on the Mac - yes?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that's the best way of doing it. That way you can share files between the two (if you enable disk usage) too.
     
  5. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the confirmation. I always appreciate the great fast responses and advice I get here.
     

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