iPod / iTunes synch'ing

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by itcheh, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. itcheh

    itcheh Part of the furniture

    Is it possible to connect your iPod to you PC without it automatcically synch'ing with iTunes - I don't mind it so much on my home PC, but when I get into work and attach the iPod it deletes everything on the HD and uploads whatever crap I have on the work PC and quite frankly it's pissing me off.

    Surely there must be a way of getting it to work like a PDA - i.e. chosing what you want synch'ed when you connect?
  2. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    There is a process that runs called ipodservice.exe

    I believe if you stop that from running it won't sync with itunes*

    *I may be lying.
  3. Jonty

    Jonty Fledgling Freddie

    Hi itcheh

    I sadly don't run iTunes nor own an iPod, so don't take this as gospel, but have you tried switching to 'manual mode'? Apparently you "connect the iPod to your Mac or PC, click on the iPod Options button and select 'Manually manage songs and playlists'" (from Apple). This should allow you to manage your music directly without auto-syncing being a problem (I think :)).

    Kind Regards
  4. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Jonty speaks the truth. Sadly I don't have an iPod either, but according to the iTunes help, "additional options for the iPod appear in the lower-right section of the iTunes window". These allow you to tell iTunes not to synchronise automatically (or just to synchronise certain parts of your library, I believe).
  5. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    Those suggestions are blatantly better than mine.
  6. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Yup, but that's probably because we both know Steve "I am Apple's bitch" Spence :)
  7. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH


    and don't you forget it ;)
  8. The-Don

    The-Don Fledgling Freddie

    It's worth giving ephpod a try. I prefer it over itunes :)

  9. itcheh

    itcheh Part of the furniture

    Thanks for your help guys - problem solved!
  10. pcg79

    pcg79 One of Freddy's beloved

    i use this too - much simpler.
  11. Skyler

    Skyler Fledgling Freddie

    Hey I was gonna tell him to try Ephpod!! grrr :p

    I told you about ephpod!

    Ephpod makes the iPod elite.. itunes is rubbish.

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