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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:07 pm

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:08 pm

I had thought about that but the major technical difficulty at present is making the room from recent decorating debris to plug the damn thing in.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Sootyzilla » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:32 pm

I don't know. There are some computers out there running damn old operating systems. Also, if the computer is very old it may only have slow USB 1.1, which will make putting songs on the iPod torture if you try to do a lot at once.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:37 am

Thanks Robbie. I look forward to my impending meltdown.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Tomb » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:27 am

What operating system are you using? You don't need i-tunes to get your songs onto an ipod. Media Monkey for one syncs perfectly and on older O/S as well.

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:27 pm

Sootyzilla wrote:I don't know. There are some computers out there running damn old operating systems. Also, if the computer is very old it may only have slow USB 1.1, which will make putting songs on the iPod torture if you try to do a lot at once.
True, also. I got a cheap firewire card for my old pc, back when this was a problem.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:11 pm

Tomb wrote:What operating system are you using? You don't need i-tunes to get your songs onto an ipod. Media Monkey for one syncs perfectly and on older O/S as well.
I really haven't a clue. I do know that I couldn't do anything with my CDs before. Hopefully ituns will enable me to do this. Also hopeful my boyfriend will be able to get a laptop today as my backup plan should my PC fail.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:21 pm

If you have a laptop, you could always wifi it up in your local neighbourhood posh café and download the tracknames that way, although you'd have to bring a pile of CDs to the café...
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:33 am

I've burned some CDs onto my PC and manually changed the names but the version of itunes lent me is not compatible with me nano. I need version 7.4 or above and computer told me to use the CD I got with the nanopod. I didn't get a CD with the nanopod! Why did I not get a CD, Amazon?
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Gordon » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:37 am

I doubt it comes with one, that's tiny packaging. Do you have a usb drive (you might even be able to use your unchristened nano) so you can download iTunes somewhere else, and transport it to your home? iTunes is on version 8 now, so you might have difficulty locating v7.4 (if for whatever reason you'd prefer that.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:55 am

Ooh you mean loading itunes onto my nanopod? That'd be cool if possible. To the public library!

Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll get there in then end. I'm not a technophobe really I've just never bothered but when I do I pick it up easily enough.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Gordon » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:05 am

Well, downloading it on to the nanopod (not running it from the nanopod, that would be strange and circular). It's possible (though, I'm not sure) that the computer has to have iTunes (or the right drivers or something) on to use the nano as a little portable hard drive but probably not.
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:46 am

Well that certainly clarifies things!!
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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:29 pm

i'm in the process of converting all my wma files so that i can play them in itunes and get rid of media player, and basically so all my music files are in the same format. but itunes is being a total DICK. i have copied all my music (a mix of mp3 and wma files) onto an external hard drive i bought, which i am going to use as the main storage for my music so that i can free up some space on my laptop (it's getting ridiculously full and everything is slowing down). so i tried to add the 'music' folder i created on the hard drive to itunes, and it seemed to work, came up with a message saying it had to convert some files to the correct format, etc. and then it pootled along for a while, but it's only opened some of the music files/folders in there. any ideas why it would do this? it's not even like it's certain formats it left out, so i cannot work out why the fuck it would selectively open some and not others.

NNNGGGGHHH.

EDIT: also, why the fuck is itunes intent on changing the location of my 'music' folder no matter how many times i tell it i want it to use the external hard drive? it keeps changing it. why? WHY?!

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Tomb » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:35 pm

Were any of the wma's DRM protected?

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:38 pm

some were, and it came up with a list of them, but there were only seven on the list.

am i doing it all wrong? is it a stupid idea to store all my music on this drive?

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by Tomb » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:49 pm

I have always had problems when you select the option for i-tunes to manage your music. I do it manually and have not had any problems since. I have only been using it since I brought my i-pod though so others may be a better bet. However I would permanently assign a drive letter to your external one as I can see problems there in the future.

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:06 pm

cheers, tom! i'll change the settings so i can manage everything manually and get rid of the duplicates that have appeared, and add in all the missing stuff manually, which should fix it up pretty well. i think the reason it was switching to another drive is that i unplugged the external drive a couple of times, which i forgot about in my itunes rage.

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:29 pm

Stupid iTunes won't go to the music store. It keeps asking me to check that my computer is connected to the internet (which it is).

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Re: I-Tunes help

Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:59 pm

has anyone else had problems with itunes ejecting discs when they've finished burning? it seems to be okay with shorter discs with just a few tracks, but any more than six or seven tracks and it refuses to eject the disc. nnngh!

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