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    iPod help

    I'm hooking up an iPod Shuffle for the first time...never had an iPod...

    What do I do?

    Software-wise specifically. I have years, probably decades worth of computer and CD music and don't want to download or buy anything. Familiar with basic wav and shn and mp3, conversions and bitrate but little past that.

    Thanks
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    Hell of a lot smaller than the blaze-yellow Walkman I used in Italy 1985 or '86

    Similar to this, no star
    http://images1.makefive.com/images/2...08cfc219f4.jpg

    Listened to Led Zep Houses of the Holy and In Through the Out Door every day on the city bus to school, then back from school. Coastline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    I'm hooking up an iPod Shuffle for the first time...never had an iPod...

    What do I do?

    Software-wise specifically. I have years, probably decades worth of computer and CD music and don't want to download or buy anything. Familiar with basic wav and shn and mp3, conversions and bitrate but little past that.

    Thanks
    1ST thing to do is
    download this free app, http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview...INS-itunes.com

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1654


    I use itunes for my iphone and ipod classic,and like it just fine.

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    check

    Second thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    check

    Second thing?
    connect the ipod to your pc via ipod usb cable,

    do any needed updates,


    then either buy songs from itunes store,

    or copy your cd's into itunes then transfer them onto your ipod,


    then truck on down the street like you're really cool with the earbuds in your ears like you are enjoying a groovy song !

    (and wear your coolest shoes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNgjA4i6gM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    connect the ipod to your pc via ipod usb cable,

    do any needed updates,


    then either buy songs from itunes store,

    or copy your cd's into itunes then transfer them onto your ipod,


    then truck on down the street like you're really cool with the earbuds in your ears like you are enjoying a groovy song !

    (and wear your coolest shoes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNgjA4i6gM
    So you recommend iTunes over other software?

    (all my shoes are cool)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    So you recommend iTunes over other software?

    (all my shoes are cool)
    well I am sure everyone will argue with me on that one,but yes !


    I assume there are plenty of options,it's just what I have always used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    well I am sure everyone will argue with me on that one,but yes !
    Good to know, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post

    (all my shoes are cool)








    iTunes works, it was a bitch to get used to. It's a good idea to copy your original music into its own new folder but not necessary by any means. Add that folder to your library via one of the menu options. It'll import and convert etc.etc. I believe one could use WMP as well but I have never tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post

    or copy your cd's into itunes then transfer them onto your ipod,

    Having trouble with this part

    I've loaded some albums which show up in itunes as playlists.

    How the hell do I get them onto the ipod though? Do I need to register it first?

    In itunes file/sync ipod is greyed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Having trouble with this part

    I've loaded some albums which show up in itunes as playlists.

    How the hell do I get them onto the ipod though? Do I need to register it first?

    In itunes file/sync ipod is greyed out.
    did you "authorize" that computer ?

    and I don't see register,but do it,can't hurt I guess !


    on mine,if I have iTunes open and insert a music CD I get this popup and I click yes and it starts importing songs
    be sure and close windows media player first if it opens up when you insert the music cd in the cd drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    did you "authorize" that computer ?

    and I don't see register,but do it,can't hurt I guess !
    hmm, no.

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    That must be it, it's asking for an apple ID and password

    Sounds like I need an account but I'm not going to be buying any music, just using what I already own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    That must be it, it's asking for an apple ID and password

    Sounds like I need an account but I'm not going to be buying any music, just using what I already own.
    yes,that should be the itunes store account,

    so just sign up with a debit or cc then just don't use it if you don't want to.

    it's free & safe

    I buy songs all the time,pretty cool **** IMO !

    I get to buy 1 or 2 songs that I really like instead of a whole album,.99 each ,no biggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    yes,that should be the itunes store account,it's free.

    so just sign up with a debit or cc then just don't use it if you don't want to.
    In addition, there is free stuff on itunes if you look hard enough...plus you need the id in order to use the shared library feature in itunes 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    yes,that should be the itunes store account,

    so just sign up with a debit or cc then just don't use it if you don't want to.

    it's free & safe

    I buy songs all the time,pretty cool **** IMO !
    I can do that I guess, just figured there'd be a way to load music manually without signing up for anything or giving my cc info out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    In addition, there is free stuff on itunes if you look hard enough...plus you need the id in order to use the shared library feature in itunes 9.
    yep ! I just updated to itunes 9 and the iphone just went to 3.1 too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    In addition, there is free stuff on itunes if you look hard enough...plus you need the id in order to use the shared library feature in itunes 9.
    But I can't get the id without giving them my billing info?

    thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    In addition, there is free stuff on itunes if you look hard enough...plus you need the id in order to use the shared library feature in itunes 9.
    I've purchased a couple cool music videos from b marley and one from the allman bros !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    But I can't get the id without giving them my billing info?

    thanks guys
    Well, I just stumbled onto this, you might want to look at:

    How to get an itunes account without a credit card
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