can I use different computers to update the touch?

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  1. Riz1GT macrumors newbie

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    like to add songs and whatnot in it. because I have multiple computers and they all have different songs in them I want in the touch. so if I put Itunes in all of them, will I be able to import all my stuff from different computers or does it have to be from the same computer? because I have an MP3 player which will only import songs from the same computer.
     
  2. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I gather, you have songs spread out over multiple computers.
    My suggestion is to choose one computer as your "home base", update the iPod on that, then check the box allowing for Manual Managing of Music and Videos, then travel to each comp, dragging songs to the touch.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It is possible but you have to be careful. As the poster above said, selecting manual management of music is the first step especially if you sync calendars and contacts. If you aren't careful about the settings, you risk deleting all of your music when you click "sync."
     
  4. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    Ive done that before.

    To the OP, are all the computers in one house/building.
    If so, I suggest buying a flash drive, and transferring all music to a base computer.
     
  5. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I absolutely agree. The iPod was never intended to collect music from various source PC's, it's designed to duplicate the iTunes library on just one PC. Although you might be able to manually manage your music and get it to work, you'd be much further ahead to use one computer as a central iTunes server. The memory stick idea is very workable, but I just keep my iMac and my iBook sync'd wirelessly via AirPort. Works great! :apple:
     
  6. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    I mean, flash drives are so cheap, the OP can just purchase one and spend 30 minutes collecting music.
     
  7. Riz1GT thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. gbross macrumors member

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    I asked a rep at the Apple store today if it could be done.

    Here's my situation. I want to sync my Outlook calendar and contacts from my work PC (Windows XP) and I also want to sync my music library on my home PC (Windows XP).

    One machine for contacts and calendar, one machine for music. No keeping both machines in synch (i.e., I don't want my calendar on my home machine).

    The Apple rep said, no problem doing this on the iPod Touch.
     
  9. quicklook2 macrumors 6502

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    or burn a dvd to transfer like i did.
     
  10. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Same deal.
    They are about the same price nowadays anyway.
    Ha
     
  11. quicklook2 macrumors 6502

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    the discs are less than a quarter.

    most computers have dvd burners nowadays.

    flash drives are still more than a quarter.
     
  12. Domofloge macrumors regular

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    Would it be possible to run a firewire cable for the transfer?? If so.. start transferring. :D
     
  13. JAT macrumors 603

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    Last I checked an iPod is also capable of transferring between computers. Use it as a flash drive, transfer. After that is done and all the music is together, then set up the iPod to sync music with that one computer.
     
  14. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Last time you checked must have been before the iPhone came out, as you cannot enable disk mode in either the touch or iPhone.
     
  15. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    Can you sync calendars and contacts on the iPhone (or iPod Touch) on two computers (e.g. work and home PC)?
     
  16. autotrader macrumors newbie

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    what if some of the op's computers are macs and some pc's? can he still collect songs from both?
     

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