5730 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2008 3:09 AM by Fedupdad
See these articles about using more than one iPod on one computer, and with either one or more iTunes libraries.
Multiple iPod installations.
How to use multiple iPods with one computer.
If you have the latest iTunes, an easy way to create a new library is to hold down the 'alt' key whilst opening iTunes (for Macs), or hold down the 'shift' key (for Windows).
This will give you the option of either using the current iTunes library or creating a new one.
There are various methods of transferring different songs to different iPods with a single iTunes library.
One is to manage the songs manually.
With this setting, you can drag and drop songs/playlists etc onto the iPod from iTunes, and also delete and/or edit songs which are currently on the iPod without affecting the iTunes library.
If you wish to keep the convenience of automatic sync, then you could set the iPods to sync with "selected playlists". This setting can be found in the iPod summary screen under the 'music' tab. With this setting, different playlists can be transferred and later deleted from each iPod without affecting any playlists stored in iTunes or the playlists on the other iPods.
Also, on the 'summary' main page you will see the option to "only sync checked items". With this setting selected, if you remove the check marks from any songs in iTunes, they will not be transferred to the iPod. You can restore the check mark if you want to put the songs back on the iPod at a later date.
Be aware that when playing songs in iTunes, any songs that do not have a check mark against them will be skipped over and will not be played.
All very interesting, but doesn't work for me. I've got two iPods TRYING to work from one computer, but every time I download music the DRM system tells me that I havne't got permission to use that track on MY ipod, swap ipods, and the same thing happens the other way around - really REALLY annoying.
I've set up two accounts so you would think that the itunes software might recognise which ipod I'm buying for , but no.
Any way round this problem? Like a proper DRM system that I can tell which ipod I'm buying for???