itunes alternative?

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  1. jkelly888 macrumors regular

    jkelly888

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    is there a program i can use to load videos and music and such onto my ipod that isn't itms? also is there anyway to get a file to transfer to the ipod is i get a message saying write to "james's ipod" failed. ipod could not be read or written to?
     
  2. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Are you on a Mac or PC? You may want to try reinstalling iTunes - make a backup of your iTunes folder first just in case. As far as an alternative - dunno.
     
  3. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm on windows xp. i recently upgraded from itunes 6.0.1 to 6.0.2 but i had the same problem with a few files on both versions. bad luck mabye?
     
  4. revfife macrumors regular

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    On a PC you can use winamp, it has a iPod plugin to allow for managing you iPod through Winamp. But why would you want to? iTunes works, sometimes it is necessary to do a clean install (delete iTunes, download, and then install). Also a reinstall of the iPod Software might help too.
     
  5. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I've had several PC using friends who have had iTunes problems - a full clean install has always solved the problem. Just make sure to back up any songs you have bought or ripped.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Have you upgraded the iPod, too...?
     
  7. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    no but i hear that the new 5G firmware update has some major bugs or something so i'm afraid to update it
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I would still upgrade... iTunes and iPos firmware needs to be "in sync" for everything to work correctly... :)
     
  9. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think i will update. does the updater erase everything on my ipod?
    also, what are the known major bugs in the new firmware?
     
  10. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    It wont erase your iPod, unless you press restore by mistake instead of UPDATE.

    As far as bugs go - I did read a little while back about a problem with video playback after a certain duration, but I don't remember where. You may like to try a search on here and in google.
     

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