I just got an iPod Shuffle and I don’t know how to put music on it. I have all kinds of music already on my (Windows) computer and I want that music on the iPod but I don’t know what to do. Can you help?
I just bought a brand new Thing called a shuffle ipod 2012. from Amazon.co.uk But so far, I cant get very far. All I wanted to do is drag and drop a few mp3s I bought from Amazons cloud player thingy.
I dont want this Itunes thing, simply because I dont have enough H/D space to install such a huge file, ( I have a 160gig hard drive) that Im rarely going to use, maybe once a month. All i get through the ipod speakers is a voice saying sycnh to itunes, to use music. No idea what it means. i dont buy music off the internet , only dvd audio discs and one or two mp3s from amazon. So if itunes are expecting payment details they wont get them anyway, I buy almost everything from Amazon because im disabled. So question, is Do I send this pod back to Amazon and get an ealier version, or what?
Haley, you can either watch this video
or you can go to this web site
for the help that you want in solving that problem.
first install itunes from itunes.com
Then go to file menu and select add folder to library.
select the folder that contains the songs.
now under devices tab, choose your device.
configure it, i think it will ask you the ipod's name and all.
Then sync it.
I would highly suggest using iTunes. Then once iTunes is opened (after of course downloading it), drag your music into the iTunes Library and it will be listed in iTunes. Then connect your iPod and then once it's detected, simply drag the music in iTunes to the iPod (under devices). And that should get you there :)
Download & install itunes software, connect your Ipod to system and it should be displayed
Select recently added playlist - From file select add files to library - after this drag all files and drop them on your ipod
This Youtube vid explains it:
iTunes is the most used for syncing iPods, but can also be done with J. River Media Jukebox or Media Monkey Media player as they offer a little more options for editing the tags (what is shown on the iPod screen for the song information like cover art, song title, album, etc.) and not as bloated (no extra software that auto starts when Windows starts, taking memory away from usage). CopyTrans offers more simplicity for ease of use.
Use CopyTrans Manager -
It's better for use and is good alternative for iTunes.
Definitely agree with this one :D
I use CopyTransManager to copy music files, videos, and audiobooks to my iPod Touch and it works really great! It saves me the trouble of installing iTunes to my PC. They also provide apple drivers installer that is necessary for CopyTransManager to detect my iPod Touch if you do not have iTunes installed.
Archived - The New User's Guide to iPod shuffle
Getting Stuff onto Your iPod shuffle
How to Put Music Onto an iPod Shuffle
download itunes (latest version)
locate your mp3 files
open all your mp3 files on itunes (you can also right click mp3 files and OPEN WITH iTunes as default media player)
connect your ipod
you should see a "DEVICES" tab on itunes
drag your library of mp3 files that you opened straight into the ipod device
All mp3 files do not need to be opened in iTunes. You just need to point the library to where the mp3 files are stored.You may also want to change the settings on the device after you have plugged it so that it will recode the files to a lower bitrate in order to allow more of them to fit onto the device. You can also set it up so it will only sync the files you have checked in the Library especially if you have a large mp3 library in the first place (60GB of music, even recoded to a lower bitrate, probably will not fit onto an 8GB shuffle).