Reverse Sync?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BWhaler, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68020

    BWhaler

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    So the new iTunes will sync music in both directions across Macs as long as both are authorized on the same account.

    I can't see to get this to work, including on iTunes content.

    Does anyone know how to get this to work properly?

    Thanks
     
  2. patseguin macrumors 65816

    patseguin

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    Me neither. When I plugged my iPod into my Macbook, it said something about you can only sync with 1 library. I thought the whole with with version 7 was that you could sync more than 1 computer on the same account. It did end up syncing, but only my purchased songs and not the 300+ songs I have in my library ripped from CD's.
     
  3. stagi macrumors 65816

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  4. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    The non purchased music part is only for moving from one computer to another (not from the iPod)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    It doesn't seem like it's such a major feature after all, huh?

    FWIW, what I do to keep my computers sync'd manually is that I keep a "transfer folder" of stuff that I know I want to put on the other computer on my desktop. (My computers are sometimes on the same LAN together at home). So if I get a new song, I drag it from iTunes into there, and then delete the copy later when I've copied it. I also keep "recently added" playlists that display the last xx songs added to iTunes on both computers, which helps.

    Not perfect, but it works....
     
  6. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

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    I deleted some free TV downloads from iTunes and, when I plugged the iPod in to sync, I got a message stating that there was "purchased content" on the iPod that wasn't found in iTunes.

    It then asked if I wanted to copy that content from my iPod.

    I imagine that's the gist of how the "reverse" xfer works.
     

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