New Powerbook, Some Questions

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ispeakmango, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. ispeakmango macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2004
    first of all i'd like to say how much i love my new 12 in PB, i will probably never go back to windows.

    second of all i'd like to say thanks to edesignuk for the windows xp > mac networking tutorial it really helped me out.

    that brings me to my first question, and my only one for now. if i was to get an ipod, could i put the songs on to it directly from that shared folder or would they first have to be copied to the PB? since i only have a 40gb HD and i would like to save space.

    thanks in advance, off to play with the mac somemore :)
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    By default, the songs should be on your 'Book and it will sync them to the iPod. There are ways to only sync a few songs, but if you sync the iPod to your 'Book and certain songs do not exist, they will be erased from the iPod.
  3. Opteron macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2004
    South Australia
    And that's why I want a creative nomad. none of these problems exist.
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    The songs do not need to be on the PB by default. He could set up the shared folder as his iTunes folder within iTunes. Turning off automatic syncing would allow him to sync as he wishes.
  5. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    set it up, and put all music on ipod

    what you can do is make the ipod appear as a hard drive. This will allow you to store anything you want on it. Then you can copy your mp3 folder to it, and use iTunes, map the directory to it in the preferences. Now, this doesn't make the music play able.

    When you connect ipod, turn on itunes, all you music will be found, and you can then again transfer music to your ipod using itunes to make certain songs playable. I don't know about you but 500 to 1,000 will give you enough enjoyment for some time, and then you can change them.

    You could just throw every song onto your ipod though itunes so they are all playable, but you wont be able to extract them if you wanted to put them somewheres else, third party program will be needed., look for ipod. But when you plug the ipod in, the music will be right there in itunes for you to play.

    And like rdowns said, you can auto sync, or you can sync manually.

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