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How to use my Ipod Shuffle without god damned itunes

StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all nightTo get luckyRegistered User regular
Well, I have a cute and cool itty bitty ipod shuffle, the silver clip kind. And I'm fed up with all the itunes bullshit. I wanna load my ipod with my music without waiting 2 days for it to "sync".

Only thing is, I don't know where to start the search... Do you guys know any cool apps or plugins that could free me from the shackles of crappy software?

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  • NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Why is it taking "two days" to sync?

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all night To get luckyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Narian wrote: »
    Why is it taking "two days" to sync?

    I have no idea. I've set it to convert the songs to aac128, but I've done that before and it was decently fast. Now I'm waiting since the day before yesterday and it's eternally syncing........

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Have you tried unplugging it then plugging it back in?

  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all night To get luckyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    sure :(

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  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I use Winamp's media player handler and that's pretty sweet. It takes a little bit of fiddling with the Winamp media library, but worth it.

    If I ever felt that I might swap to an Apple, those thoughts were dashed the moment I used iTunes. Granted this was over two years ago, but that shit was so bad.

  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all night To get luckyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    devoir wrote: »
    I use Winamp's media player handler and that's pretty sweet. It takes a little bit of fiddling with the Winamp media library, but worth it.

    If I ever felt that I might swap to an Apple, those thoughts were dashed the moment I used iTunes. Granted this was over two years ago, but that shit was so bad.

    it's still terrible.

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I like it. Sounds like you need to do a Restore on yours. U plug it and plug it back in, cancel the sync and tell it to Restore.

    Other than that, I recommend Yamipod.

  • L*2*G*XL*2*G*X Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I used Yamipod for the longest time, its only problem was corruption of the shuffle, but that gave me enough hassle to reconsider iTunes.

    That, and I missed the ease of play lists. But yeah, iTunes is goddamn slow.

    But, hey, Apple is laughing all the way to the bank... why should they care about discerning customers?

  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    L*2*G*X wrote: »
    I used Yamipod for the longest time, its only problem was corruption of the shuffle, but that gave me enough hassle to reconsider iTunes.

    That, and I missed the ease of play lists. But yeah, iTunes is goddamn slow.

    But, hey, Apple is laughing all the way to the bank... why should they care about discerning customers?

    They do. That's why iTunes is so much better on Mac OS X :P

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all night To get luckyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm gonna have Tube kill you guys dead with killings.
    Spoiler:

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  • LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    iTunes isn't that bad.

    But yeah, there's something wrong with that Shuffle. It should only take a few minutes to refill itself over USB 2.0.

  • DizzenDizzen Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    These days, Winamp has some iPod support built in. That's what I use with my old 512mb shuffle.

    Sometimes (though not often) the playlist will get corrupted when I remove and add single files from it, but initializing the shuffle and sending the whole playlist to it always seems to clear that up.

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