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July 16, 2008 / Upnishad

How to use Winamp to manage your iPod

  1. First, make sure to enable disk use on your iPod by connecting it and opening iTunes (if it doesn’t auto-launch). Select your iPod and then click the Settings tab. Scroll down to the Options section and remove the check from the box labeled Open iTunes when this iPod is attached. Then place a check in the Enable disk use box (if it isn’t checked already). Click Apply.
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  3. Exit out of iTunes, and confirm that your iPod has now mounted itself as a drive.
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  5. Download and install Winamp if you haven’t yet. If you opt to create a custom installation, make sure to leave the iPod support selection in Portable Media Player Support (which is a part of the Winamp Library) checked.
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  7. Launch Winamp and if the Media Library window doesn’t appear, select View and then Media Library.
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  9. In the left column of the Media Library window, select your iPod from the Portables list. Any files currently on your iPod will be displayed.
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  11. To add music to your iPod, open the Playlist window, add some songs to it and then right-click those songs. From the pop-up menu select Send to: and then choose your iPod.
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  13. You’ll see a percentage status indicator as the files are sent to your iPod.
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  15. The files listed on your iPod may not refresh on their own. Just click Portables
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  17. … and then click your iPod again. All of the files you just sent to your iPod will now be listed.
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  19. You can eject your iPod right from within Winamp by clicking the Eject button in the bottom right corner of the Media Library window.

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  1. Neil / Jul 17 2008 1:23 am

    Can I still use itunes (i need it for syncing my podcast) after I sync my ipod with winamp (where i organize my playlists)

  2. Author [the-geek.in] / Jul 19 2008 1:57 am

    @Neil : Yes, the beauty of Winamp is in its simplicity. It just works. iTunes still works if you prefer to use it.

  3. ingrid / Nov 1 2008 12:22 pm

    my ipod isnt on the portable list. [it is plugged in]

  4. Lincoln / Oct 18 2012 10:55 pm

    I gotta say that ipod support isn’t my favorite place, but it’s home to some of my favourite people in the world — and they’re the reason I keep returning! Well, that and I’m now engaged to someone who lives just south of the Web Based Support Desk Software, I lost weight last month lol I suppose it was all the walking around the surrounding area of How to use Winamp to manage your iPod geekpedia — which my body likes more than my usual morning work outs followed by sitting on my bum at work all day! Lincoln

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