You can only sync with one library. In your case you synced with iCloud. When you connect the iPod to your computer you can export photos tot he comnputer and manually manage music and videos
To use the FileSharing that is used vor VLC, you ned to sync which you can't do.
The above is based on my expereince with my iPhone. I restord my new phone for my iPod touch backup and now can't sync with my computer.
What you can do is backup your iPad 1 to your computer and then restore iPad 2 from that backup on the computer.
Well, I had a feeling that's exactly what somebody would say. Which like I've said before, I really wish they'd open up the filesystem so that I could just plug in and copy the videos myself. But I see why they don't want to, opens them up to many more problems with people screwing things up.
I guess I'll do what you said, I'll back up to my mbp and then restore the new one from that. Almost like I'm going back to 2007.
Thanks a lot for the help. You confirmed my suspicions.