iPod formatting to windows on Mac

miha

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Sep 10, 2007
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Hi,

I have iPod nano and old MBP 2,4GHz (which got new life with 240GB SSD :)

I have also Samsung TV (2010 LED-model,C7-series here at northern europe). Tried to plug my iPod to TV but it failed to read content (music). There is no videos or photos on iPod.
TV detects, however, iPod OK.

iPod is mac-formatted, maybe this is an issue. How on earth format iPod to windows instead of mac? I don't have windows pc (and never will be).


Br
-miha

(Sorry for my bad english)
 

AdrianK

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Formatting the iPod as "Windows" can only be done on the Windows build of iTunes.

You'll need to either install Windows on your mac, install windows in a virtual machine or do it on a friends Windows PC.
 

Xenc

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I don't think the formatting is the issue in this case. The iPod USB interface is designed to work independently of it.
 

miha

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Sep 10, 2007
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Finland
Formatting the iPod as "Windows" can only be done on the Windows build of iTunes.

You'll need to either install Windows on your mac, install windows in a virtual machine or do it on a friends Windows PC.
So it seems that on monday I'll install iTunes to W7 workstation which I have on office..just to get my iPod windows formatted.

Is it really so that there is no any other way get iPod windows-formatted? ie. only with windows it is possible?

Anyway, thanks a lot for you reply!


For Xenc; I'll put some photos and videos to iPod to see if TV is able to see those.
-miha
 

SandboxGeneral

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So it seems that on monday I'll install iTunes to W7 workstation which I have on office..just to get my iPod windows formatted.

Is it really so that there is no any other way get iPod windows-formatted? ie. only with windows it is possible?

Anyway, thanks a lot for you reply!
-miha
That's correct.
 

miha

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Sep 10, 2007
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Finland
Works now

Hi,

After formatting iPod as "Windows" instead of "Macintosh" solved the problem; Samsung TV is able to see content (and able to play music from iPod).

So, the issue is resolved. Thanks!

Br
-miha
 

AdrianK

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I don't think the formatting is the issue in this case. The iPod USB interface is designed to work independently of it.
Some devices just mount the iPod as mass storage rather than using the 'accessory' API.