How can I put music on my iPod without iTunes?

Naomi June 3, 2011

How do I transfer music from my PC to my iPod using ONLY Windows Explorer? I’ve done it before a couple years ago. Unfortunately, I can’t find the instructions I downloaded on how to do so! If it makes any difference, I’m running Windows XP. Thanks so much for your help.

  1. Legendary454
    June 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

     along with those other itunes alternative ,i think you can also use double-twist.

  2. Anonymous
    June 8, 2011 at 4:10 am
  3. Jessica Cam W.
    June 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I don't know about transferring music from Windows Explorer, but I know there are at least 2 iPod manager programs that sort of look like Windows Explorer and are excellent ways to transfer music without iTunes: SharePod (portable, here's a screenshot) and YamiPod (which works on models other than the iPhone/iPod Touch).

    Additional programs/media players that sync iPod without iTunes are listed in 6 Ways To Sync Your iPod To Computer Without iTunes. If what you own is an iPhone, you can check out 6 Ways To Sync Music To Your iPhone Without iTunes.

  4. Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    How To: Move Music from iPod to PC in 5 Easy Steps

    Using WinAmp + mliPod
    With the plug-in you can manage music, videos, podcasts and photos for your iPod. You can add all those files to your iPod, delete and organize them into playlists as well as smart playlists. At the beginning you might need help, to get to know all the available options WinAmp offers. Many guides are available on the Internet.

    I hate iTunes

    How to put songs on iPod without iTunes
    CopyTrans Manager

    MGTEK dopisp Shareware
    MGTEK dopisp is a plug-in for Windows Media Player that enables you to sync your
    MP3 music to your iPod directly from within Windows Media Player.

  5. Mike
    June 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I haven't used my iPod/iPhone on Windows for a long time but I don't think you can actually do it nowadays since iOS uses a database similar to an iTunes Library.

    I think the easiest method probably is to use one of the iTunes alternatives:Songbird
    foobar2000 (with fuu_dop plugin)

    links and information at Wikipedia

    • iPod Manager
      March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

       iPod Manager can help you transfer music to iPod without iTunes.

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