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adding music to ipod nano from itunes library

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PLEASE HELP -- an ipod is connected to itunes on my windows pc and the window lights up o.k.. i want to add the itunes library to the ipod.. when i drag a title to the ipod name, i see the circle/slash symbol telling me its no good.. i have ripped the library to a cd, and still cant make it work.. any suggestions?
  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,870 points)
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    Feb 19, 2008 11:15 AM (in response to remoat)
    First off, is the iPod showing up in iTunes in the left hand column?

    Patrick
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  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,870 points)
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    Feb 20, 2008 5:52 AM (in response to remoat)
    Ya but in your first post it wasn't clear WHERE the iPod icon was that you were dragging. So you could very well have been trying to drag stuff from the iTunes library window to the iPod icon showing on the desk top (Mac) or in "My Computer" (Win) as a disk drive. That comes up from time to time, so had to verify.

    OK, next question, how is the iPod setup to update? Are you set to Auto update or manual update? If one of the auto updates, then you can not drag and drop anything onto the iPod. You "sync" it instead. If you right click on the iPod set for auto updating, you will see a "Sync" choice. Pick that and iTunes will update the iPod however it is set to update (the whole library or select playlists).

    Patrick
    eMac 1.25GHz/1G/160GB/Superdrive  250/200/80 FW Ext Drives , Mac OS X (10.4.10),  Canon iP4200 printer  iLife v4  30GB and 80GB 5th Gen iPods
  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,870 points)
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    Feb 20, 2008 12:25 PM (in response to remoat)
    Ah I see. So how is this iPod configured on its "home" system? Is it set up to auto update? If so, you can not add anything to it without loosing everything on it. To add stuff from two or more computers, you would have to have to set the iPod for Manual updating, then you could add content. But once the person got the iPod back to their computer, if they switched back to auto updating, the stuff you added would be removed.

    Patrick
    eMac 1.25GHz/1G/160GB/Superdrive  250/200/80 FW Ext Drives , Mac OS X (10.4.10),  Canon iP4200 printer  iLife v4  30GB and 80GB 5th Gen iPods
  • SiggySputnik Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2008 6:35 AM (in response to PT)
    This is for anyone else that is having this problem. You might also be trying to drag directly from a mounted CD instead of importing the CD first and then copying over to the iPod. I say this because someone here at work was having that problem, until I figured out she was trying to copy directly from the CD to her iPod.
    iMac G5 - 2.1Gh - 1GB DDR SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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