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Old 09-10-09, 12:24 PM
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Can I use an ipod without itunes?

I received an ipod shuffle as a gift, and am in the process of loading music on it. I've got enough music already, and don't plan on buying anymore from the Itunes store. From what I can tell, Apple wants a credit card number to register the ipod and allow me to download music to it. Is there anyway around this?
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Ebay the shuffle, get a Sansa Clip. Use the leftover money to buy some tubes.
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Old 09-10-09, 12:30 PM
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You should be able to use the Ipod as a USB drive. Just hook it up and drag the music files to it when it appears. Note that I don't have one so can't test this, but I have read of people using these as drives.
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You have to use itunes software (free) to load music onto your ipod. You don't have to use the itunes store.

Been a while since I bought a new ipod but I don't remember ever having to give a cc#.
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
I received an ipod shuffle as a gift, and am in the process of loading music on it. I've got enough music already, and don't plan on buying anymore from the Itunes store. From what I can tell, Apple wants a credit card number to register the ipod and allow me to download music to it. Is there anyway around this?
Yes you are fine. All you need is the iTunes application on your PC. You don't need the ITS if you so choose not to use it.

Don't enter any CC information and continue to click through or cancel out. Turn off the iTunes Store (by unchecking all the boxes under the Store section) in the Preferences, you may also want to turn off the Genius too. Certain features require an ITS account, but as far I am aware you can sign up for an iTunes Store account without any CC information provided.

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Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan View Post
Ebay the shuffle, get a Sansa Clip. Use the leftover money to buy some tubes.
It was a gift from someone I see often enough for them to know I did that, but I like that idea!

Originally Posted by Lord Chaos View Post
You should be able to use the Ipod as a USB drive. Just hook it up and drag the music files to it when it appears. Note that I don't have one so can't test this, but I have read of people using these as drives.
I tired that and couldn't get that to work either.

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You have to use itunes software (free) to load music onto your ipod. You don't have to use the itunes store.

Been a while since I bought a new ipod but I don't remember ever having to give a cc#.
That worked, thanks!
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That worked, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Lord Chaos View Post
You should be able to use the Ipod as a USB drive. Just hook it up and drag the music files to it when it appears. Note that I don't have one so can't test this, but I have read of people using these as drives.
Although the ipod can be used as usb drive, ipod firmware looks for the music files in a certain (hidden) directory. Also the files must be organized and indexed in a certain way so loading the files can't be done manually. There are third party software such as Anapod and PodUtil that you can use to manage music on your ipod if can't or won't iTunes.
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You don't need itunes to load music on your ipod. I use floola. It's free.
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There are several pieces of software you can use to load music on your iPod without iTunes. Do a Google and pick whichever one suits you.

For future flexibility you may want to reformat your music into MP3 or 4 instead of the Apple format. With that you can drag/drop your tunes most anywhere on anything.
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Originally Posted by Latitude65 View Post
There are several pieces of software you can use to load music on your iPod without iTunes. Do a Google and pick whichever one suits you.

For future flexibility you may want to reformat your music into MP3 or 4 instead of the Apple format. With that you can drag/drop your tunes most anywhere on anything.
The "Apple format" (a.k.a AAC), is the audio layer in mpeg4.
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Keep in mind that "iTunes" and the "iTunes Music Store" are two different things.

The iTunes music management software existed long before there was a store.

And yes, it's possible to use an iPod without either one. I use an iPod with an operating system for which iTunes does not even exist.
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Sure you can....mine holds papers down on the desk perfectly well, without using iTunes.
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I use yamipod. Good stuff.
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I use an iPod with an operating system for which iTunes does not even exist.
And that's supposed to make you hot stuff or something? Hmph.
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And that's supposed to make you hot stuff or something? Hmph.
Maybe back when such a feat was a royal pain in the ass, but these days it's stupid-easy, so I claim no skill in making it work.
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Originally Posted by annc View Post
The "Apple format" (a.k.a AAC), is the audio layer in mpeg4.
Be that as it may; MP3 works on just about all players. Apple doesn't. Use the general format for maximum flexibility with Your music.
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I love my new 8gb Sansa Clip...$49. A guy I work with uses "Media Monkey" with his ipod and says he really likes it.
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Hopefully I'll be buying a new 16gb ipod nano (that also records video) soon
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Keep in mind that "iTunes" and the "iTunes Music Store" are two different things.

The iTunes music management software existed long before there was a store.

And yes, it's possible to use an iPod without either one. I use an iPod with an operating system for which iTunes does not even exist.
when I grow up, I wanna be just like x136.
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when I grow up,
Don't ever do that.

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I wanna be just like x136.
Don't ever do that.
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when I grow up, I wanna be just like x136.
When I devolve I wanna be like jsharr.
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