another stupid ipod question... - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
An Angel In Devil's Shoes
 
ABEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 18,844
Local Time: 04:28 AM
another stupid ipod question...

i'm going to visit my brother in nyc tomorrow.
i've never used an ipod on another computer before.
if i use my ipod to add stuff from cds on his computer will it mess up what i already have on the ipod?
how do i keep the ipod from updating with his information?
or is it even possible to use his computer instead of mine?
__________________

__________________
ABEL is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 10:48 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
Reggie Thee Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be...
Posts: 17,934
Local Time: 02:28 AM
You can do it, however there is a chance that it will wipe your whole iPod song collection out and you'll have to add it back on later. Your best bet is to burn what you want onto a CD, bring it back to your PC, add it to your iTunes and then update your iPod.
__________________

__________________
Reggie Thee Dog is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
oliveu2cm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Live from Boston
Posts: 8,334
Local Time: 06:28 AM
I think burning it to a cd is a good idea. (I had no idea that loading from another computer could wipe out your whole collection )

But if you do add it from his computer - be sure to set the preference that only songs you *manually* transfer from iTunes are added to your iPod. I didn't know to do that before I plugged my iPod into my own computer, and before I knew it my iPod was loaded with my hundreds of random, unorganized mp3s. Kind of a pain to fix.
__________________
oliveu2cm is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 06:02 AM   #4
An Angel In Devil's Shoes
 
ABEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 18,844
Local Time: 04:28 AM
unfortunately i won't have time to burn everything to cd before i leave.
i've actually never used my ipod on my computer since i don't have the right requirements.
i've only used it on my friend rosie's computer.
i think i'll just leave the cd's at home this time, and just bring the ipod for listening to, not for messing with.

i'm off to the airport now
__________________
ABEL is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 09:05 AM   #5
Acrobat
 
ribbons&bows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in cold, wet, and windy Dublin
Posts: 450
Local Time: 03:28 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by oliveu2cm


But if you do add it from his computer - be sure to set the preference that only songs you *manually* transfer from iTunes are added to your iPod.
As long as you set it to manual you should be fine. My aunt has added songs from my computer onto her ipod several times
__________________
ribbons&bows is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 09:12 AM   #6
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,427
Local Time: 05:28 AM
make sure the update feature has been turned from auto to manual before you plug your ipod into the usb port and you'll be fine
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 10:53 AM   #7
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 06:28 AM

This link might help you, ABEL:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61675
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 10:54 AM   #8
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,294
Local Time: 05:28 AM
Just go to manual. I've done this many times before and never had a problem.
__________________

__________________
anitram is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com