itunes with no songs

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  1. mikey.c macrumors member

    mikey.c

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    #1
    I loaded my ipod shuffle with 200 songs, due to lack of space on my mac,
    I deleted the MP3s off my hard drive.
    I then downloaded another album onto itunes and wanted to add them to my ipods 200 songs, when I plugged my shuffle in, it deleted all the songs on the shuffle.

    how do I prevent this from happening ?

    also, if I have 200 songs on my shuffle and I go to a friends house and want to add a song to my shuffle from there computer, how do I do it without loosing the songs I already have ?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Go to the iPod preferences through the iTunes preferences and make sure Manually Manage Songs And Playlists is checked. Your Shuffle will now act like a detachable library. :)
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Apple doesn't allow the sharing of songs. Think of the iPod as a mirror of your iTunes library. If you delete songs from your library, it'll get deleted from your iPod automatically. This is to prevent piracy.

    You'll have to first offload your songs to your friends computer using iPodRip or you copy your friends MP3 to your iPod in Disk mode. Then add their songs into your library and go from there.
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  4. balamw Moderator

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    If you follow Mad Jew's suggestion and switch to manually manage songs, you can add tracks from multiple computers. You can even play songs from your iPod through iTunes on the computer the iPod is attached to. However you lose the Automatic two way syncing of playcount information etc... that is a big part of the iPod experience. I ran my 3G 20GB this way for about six months until I saw the light. (I had dialup and my CDs at home broadband at work).

    Also if your shuffle has 200 songs on it it is essentially full, so you would probably have to delete something first. ;)

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  5. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

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    How can I recharge my iPod on my friend computer without loosing songs ?

    can I do it with the manually manage songs ON ?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You won't lose any songs if the iPod is set to manually update. If it is set to automatically update, then iTunes will give you a small dialogue box asking if you would like to sync with your friend's library. I recommend you decline. :p
     
  7. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    This is the major drawback for me on the shuffle. There seems to be sooooo many limitations on what you can do. Oh, and I am always hearing that you can't use 2 ipod with 1 computer? I have about 3.
     
  8. solvs macrumors 603

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    It'll charge without syncing as long as you don't open iTunes. Just make sure iTunes is set not to open automatically when an iPod is detected and set not to sync automatically. I recharge my shuffle on my iMac and laptop all the time (and used to at work) even though my music collection is on my server.

    You can use as many iPods as you have on 1 computer. It's multiple computers with 1 iPod that is the problem. Again, don't use auto syncing. Just create multiple playlists.

    You can thank the RIAA for these issues. ;)
     
  9. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    the iPod shuffle has the same main functionality as the other iPods. i, too, have 3 iPods. i can use all three with 1 computer. well, i don't sync all three at once, if that is what you mean.

    use "manual" and you could listen to your music on the shuffle.

    i am interested in these "soooo many limitations" you are talking about... tell me...
     

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