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Sharing music from one IPod to another

DavidWare asked
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
My friend has an IPod and wants to copy his girlfriend's songs from her iTunes into his IPod.

The download says the songs are connected to a different iTunes (or something like that - he isn't sure of the exact message), and asks him if he wants his songs to be erased.

Obviously he doesn't, but he can't find a way to say No but still get the download to happen.

I told him I suspect that Apple gets paid 99cents for each song and this is there way of preventing free file-sharing (preventing other iTunes accounts from getting the songs without paying for them) but that I'd ask.

If you really do know the answer, then I'd appreciate your reply.

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I'm not sure this is a question we can answer (legal issues) although there are several solutions out there.  I'd like to hear from admin first.


Ok, I respect that, thank you.  If you have any questions, I have placed my email address in my profile.


Well, I'd like to close this, but I've never givin a C before.  What are my options when there is an answer but I can't receive it through this interface?
To do this, I suggest copying the songs to the ipod like a hard drive (enable disk use in itunes prefrences). Once you have the songs on the disc (you won't see them on the ipod menu) you can copy them into your home's itunes, then to your ipod. Alternetly you could extract your music from your ipod, link to her itunes, copy her songs, add your songs to her itunes. You will still have to extract the music onto your computer before re-linking to your itunes, but you will at least have it. It is not an easy process, but it can work.

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There are several ipod sites that are helpful. Do a search for ipod  sites on google. One of my favorite sites for info is ilounge.  You might want to do a search there as well.
One key thing to do when trying to use an iPod with more than one computer is to NOT have the iPod update all songs automatically.  I use the manually update option.  This way the iPod is not tightly linked to one computer.  I can add songs from several computers to one iPod with ease.

Hope this helps.


Thanks all.  I will get with my friend on this and see if he has any other questions.
I'm increasing the points to 150 so I can split them.


Thanks guys!
I didn't get any feedback from my friend so he's either happy, or too busy.
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