Way to Sync iTunes w/ iPod (Rather than Other Way Around)?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Saunderzs, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so we all know that (if selected) your iPod will automatically Sync with your iTunes library, so that in effect your iPod becomes a replica of all the music files in your iTunes library.

    What I'm wondering is, is there a way to do the opposite? i.e. to Sync an iTunes library with your iPod, so that iTunes becomes a replica of all the music files on your iPod?

    The reason I ask is, I have two different computers. The one comp (PC) has all my music, and I use this to Sync my iPod, but then I'd like to be able to use my iPod to transfer/Sync these files to the OTHER computer (Mac). See what I mean?

    The Sync feature is so convenient, so I'd rather the iPod just sync automatically to the other comp (Mac) (i.e. transfer newly added files, or delete files, etc.), rather than me having to manually add/transfer new music to the other comp (Mac) all the time.

    So again, is it possible to auto-sync/transfer iPod files to iTunes, rather than (the normal way) of the other way around?
     
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    iSaygoodbye

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    it would be if they were both pcs or macs but it cant work because they have to be mac or pc formatted.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Check out Senuti, it will allow you to add songs from your iPod to your iTunes library as you want, although I don't think it will automatically remove them if removed from your iPod.

    You can buy it for $18, or try it free for 30 days with all the same features.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys.

    Anyone else have input on this matter? I'm curious to hear if there is perhaps some kind of solution/alternative?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi again.

    So is there seriously absolutely no way I can sync my iPod to my PC, then plug my iPod into my Mac and 'upload' (automatically, like 'sync') the files on my iPod to my Mac, so that my Mac becomes a replica of my iPod (which is a replica of my PC)?
     
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    r.j.s

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    Not free but here you go:

    http://www.crispsofties.com/iPod.iTunes.html
     
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    hatehereyes

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    Check out a program called syncoTunes.

    It'll sync to itunes library's as long as both computers are on the same network.
     
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    Ivan P

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    Not using iTunes itself. I, personally, think Apple is doing it to stop getting complaints about piracy. Because, if you think about it, you could easily connect your iPod to someone else's iTunes, copy all the songs to your iPod, connect it to your own computer, and copy them onto there. Apple would get into a lot of trouble and it wouldn't be surprising if music companies decided to pull their music from the iTunes Store because of it.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh sweet, thanks for that link r.j.s.

    and Ivan P, ok so if not using iTunes... using what then (besides the program/link r.j.s. posted)?
     
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    r.j.s

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    No problem. I haven't tried that app, so I can't say that it works the way you want, but you can try it to see.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    But other mp3 players can do that too ;/
     
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    r.j.s

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    yes, but other mp3 players don't offer a music store as well. It's a tradeoff.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    But most other mp3 players can still play iTunes Store files, it's not that you need an iPod to make use of the store. This trade-off is beyond ridiculous. If you can take songs from other mp3 players to the computer, than the iPod should be able to do so as well.
     
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    anjinha

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    Before the music in iTunes went DRM you couldn't play iTunes songs on other mp3 players and only that only happened recently.
     

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