Using two iPods with the same library

Discussion in 'iPod' started by luckylisp, May 13, 2009.

  1. luckylisp
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    I have an iPod 30gb video and want to buy a Nano to exercise/run with. What's the best/easiest way to use two iPods on iTunes? I'm using Windows XP, iTunes 8. If I hook up my nano, will it screw up my library?

    I'm using my iPod video to manually sync, can I set up the nano for use manually with playlists in the same library or no? Do I need to use both iPods manually now? I'm confused as to the best way to do this. What does everyone else do that uses two iPods?
     
  2. bartelby
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    I have 2 Shuffles, an iPhone and an iPod touch (soon to be joined by a classic) all using the same library.
    They are each sync'd to different playlists.
     
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    I sync 4 different iPods with my library. Each iPod syncs with a different selection of playlists.
     
  4. luckylisp
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    Thanks for the replies. So you both have them set to be used manually then rather then auto sync I assume, correct?

    So to keep my entire library on my iPod video as it is now (it won't all fit on the nano) I would have to create a playlist for all my music and then sync it that way, yes?
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo
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    Nah, you don't have to do that. Just set up each iPod to sync different playlists.

    Like method two here: How to use multiple iPods with one computer
     
  6. luckylisp
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    Ah interesting, thank you very much for the link!
     

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