iTunes alternative

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  1. superhuman macrumors member

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    Ok, so here's the problem:

    I don't have access privileges to install iTunes on my work machine (probably due to the internet enabled features, which I don't need). All I want to do is plug in my iPod and play songs off of it. Any suggestions on an alternative program without all the bells and whistles?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    not sure sorry. you could show hidden files and then access the songs from the iPod file system. all the songs are have garbled names though...
     
  4. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    theres a loophole which i think should work...

    most IT technicians forget this completely.. on the local PC there is always a local user account called Administrator.. generally IT technicians forget to password-protect this account and it gives access to the local machine and cant be removed. In XP the password is blank...

    So what you do is log off your domain user account and where you get the box:

    Username:
    Password:
    Log on to:

    Change it to
    Username: Administrator
    Password: (leave blank)

    then install itunes.. then log back in to your domain user account (not 'this computer') and then you can authorize it for your account and play music off your ipod and nobody will ever know what you did

    after this post i will be a macrumors regular, and i think i deserve congratulations for climbing the rank...

    zain
     
  5. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Congrats to the status change
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sweet tip!

    wait until you get to macrumors 6502... ZOMG avatar!
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    If that doesn't work for you there is always SongBird. Just get the iPod plugin. Alternatively you could go with Winamp, as it supports iPods out of the box, even though it's a bit bloated nowadays.
     
  8. superhuman thread starter macrumors member

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    Winamp was the solution I was looking for... listening to music at work right now via iPod! Thanks!
     
  9. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    how were you able to install it? did you use the Administrator login thingy? just curious..
     
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Don't know _how_ you want to play the songs, but if you want to play through headphones, then all you need is a USB connector to plug the iPod into your computer to supply it with power eight hours a day, no need for iTunes at all.
     

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