iTMS and syncing multiple computers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Porchland, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Porchland macrumors 65816

    Porchland

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    This is probably a rudimentary questions that I should have already figured out the answer to, but here goes anyway:

    I set my iPod up on my desktop at home that had my entire iTunes database, including all of my purchased music. When I tried the iPod with my laptop, with auto-update on, it wiped out the iPod and synced it to the tracks that were on that computer.

    How I can I set iTunes on two different computers to sync the iPod without wiping it out, i.e., how can I buy a track from iTMS on one computer, download it to the iPod and transfer it to the other computer without confusing both computers and the iPod?
     
  2. rueyeet macrumors 65816

    rueyeet

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    Without a third-party utility, you can only sync from Mac to iPod, not from iPod to Mac. Apple didn't design the iPod as a vehicle to transport songs from computer to computer (though that use would seem perfectly obvious).

    Try iPodLounge or Versiontracker to find utilities that will allow you to transfer from the iPod to a Mac (don't know if anyone's enabled uploads from iPod to Windows).
     
  3. Porchland thread starter macrumors 65816

    Porchland

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    Thanks for the tip.

    So if I change later this year from a PC to a Mac as my primary iTunes computer, can I upload everything to the iPod, dump to the Mac, wipe out the iPod and then reload it from the Mac?
     

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