Use iTunes with other mp3 player?

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  1. andypress macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on buying a new/used mp3 player to replace my 2nd gen ipod who's hard drive died. Think of it as a interm player before I buy a Gen 5 iPod. Anyways, I was thinking of buying an olympus player. Does iTunes for os x support any player, and if it doesnt are there any hacks/apps/plug ins for them?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I can tell, iTunes only supports iPods.
     
  3. guifa macrumors 6502

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    There once was a time when it did support other players (as well as iTunes). But I don't know if that support remains.
     
  4. The Reg macrumors newbie

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    Well... I can't speak for every brand, but I purchased a Rio Sport 128 mb MP3 player in 2003 that was not only supported in iTunes, but it came with both an iTunes disc and Real Player install disc. I still have it and it still works in itunes. (Although it uses slow USB 1.1)
    I would suggest checking with the manufacturer's website before purchasing. :)
     
  5. Sushi7 macrumors newbie

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    Well, I have seen people that are using itunes with other MP3 players, and IT WORKS PERFECTLY fine.. I hope if you buy it, that it will work for you as well..:)

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  6. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I think it works fine with most "Creative" MP3 players, but dont quote me on this....check the website and contact the manufacturer to make sure...

    SHadoW
     
  7. Jimmery macrumors member

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  8. Batman Sucks macrumors newbie

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    What about the Nano?

    From the looks of it it may be a better price to get the 2gb Nano for 199.00 than pay that for the Sony 1gb.
     
  9. Jimmery macrumors member

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    You have a point, but even thought the Nano is small, it's too big for me. Keeping a cell phone, keys, wallet in my pockets is enough. To add a Nano (with a case for its protection) would be a pain, but the size of the Shuffle (or the Sony USB player) is doable. I find holsters for electronics (a possible solution) pretty tacky...:cool:
     
  10. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I have a Rio 500 (one of the original flash-based players) that works wonderfully with iTunes on a Mac.
     
  11. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    Why not try something like www.ipodshop.ca ?

    They may be able to fix your issue cheaper than getting a new player. I've used them and they're great.

    They handle stuff from all over the world. I know there are other repair centres online that will do this stuff too.
     
  12. xy14 macrumors 6502

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    I believe that most mp3 players are compatible with iTunes, as long as they support MP3, they'll probably work. If not, well, that sucks for you.
     
  13. Burchman macrumors newbie

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    Definitive Answer

    Hey guy's I just looked it up in the i-tunes help menu and it showed me a list on this thread of compatible 3rd party Mp3 players. Hope this helps please note I have a Mac so I don't know if the windows version differs in terms of compatibility. Lates:D

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93548
     

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