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Discussion in 'iPod' started by smitdavi, Sep 15, 2005.
Just wondering how to have 2 iPods connected to my iTunes library. Thanks.
1. If you want the same music on both, leave preference to auto sync.
2. If you want different music on them:
a. Set to manually manage and drag and drop music/playlists
b. Have each iPod under different user accounts
As far as I know, it's as simple as that. That's what I always tell customers buying them anyway. If anyone knows any better, feel free to flame me.
with itunes 5 you can jsut connect both at the same time rite?
There are other options without having to manually manage -
One could sync all songs; the other sync only checked songs.
One or other could sync only selected playlists.
i have a shuffle and a mini, they each have their own playlist(s) to be synced when they are connected. but you could manually manage them, or have one auto synced, or any combination of the different syncing options.
Yes, with iTunes 5.0 you can connect more than one iPod at a time and work with them simultaneously. If they're not going to contain EXACTLY the same music, you will need to set one or both of them to use manual updating. My configuration:
1. 60 GB iPod Photo set to synch ALL music and playlists (no disk mode).
2. 4 GB nano set to synch only one playlist, "Songs on iPod nano" (no disk mode).
Yeah, I just covered the basic options I would explain to my customers, (and ones I have tried in the past, I haven't tried all yet).
As for the shuffle, iTunes treats it as a seperate iPod anyway. Apple assumes a lot will have a proper iPod and a shuffle for exercise, so make them as seperate entities. The capacity difference also means if you connect up a 60GB that is practically full, (for arguments sake, we are saying a 60GB library too), then a shuffle, you can drag songs over or randomly autofill.
The usual link: How to use multiple iPods with one computer
That's my setup now as well. I really want the playlist folders to show up on the iPod though. Very useful.