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    Ipod Shuffle without iTunes???

    Can I use the shuffle without itunes?

    I'd like it to appear on my computer (PC) like a removable drive that I can load music on.

    Can this be done? Is it difficult/complicated? Links?

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    yes you can load music on to the ipod as just a drive...

    but you wont be able to play that music, it will just be stored there.

    In conclusion. no, you need itunes.

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    Completely incorrect... there are multiple 3rd party programs that you can use for ipod management & uploads. Here's a good read or you could Google 'itunes alternatives'

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    http://getsongbird.com/

    Best one I've tried

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    I used Xilisoft iPod Rip http://www.xilisoft.com/ipod-rip.html, works like a champ

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    I use floola instead of iTunes and it's been working just great. Try 'em all.

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    Thanks guys.

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    The one I use is XPlay. Works on all iPods and is SIMPLE, which is a good thing.

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    I flashed my nano to Rockbox and couldn't be happier!
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    Senuti is another good program. Just type the name in to google and it'll pop right up.

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    That's funny you should ask, because I JUST did this with my first generation iPod shuffle.

    I downloaded the zip file here, which includes a Python script. Set your iPod to be used as a disk drive, with all the space for files. Put the music you want into the drive, run the script, which searches the drive for songs and makes a database, dismount the drive, and play. Shuffle and standard modes still work.

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    so did you steal it or find it

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    Just curious, what's wrong with Itunes?
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    I'm not a fan of itunes either, it's forever corrupting itself on my wifes computer. It's more stable on my computers (I run a pretty tight ship) but it's still not 100%. It's really just an all 'round PITA. I'm not a fan of apple software and the mp4's are a bit of a scam IMO, but that's getting OT.

    I really like the idea of accessing my ipod like a drive, I'll have to check out the alternatives!

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    Ubuntu now supports iPod. Ubuntu is available as a free download here.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/
    If you don't want to mess around with your hard drive ubuntu will load on a 4-gig (or larger) flash drive. Instead of allowing windoze to boot just plug in the flash drive and boot the computer using ubuntu. When you plug in your iPod it will automatically show up as a drive. Here is detailed information about using your iPod with ubuntu.
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9266
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