- 24 Jan 2002
what's everyone using to manage their ipod?
thanx in advance
thanx in advance
man I hate that program, not intuitive and incredibly restrictiveiTunes, I've never felt inclined to try anything else
Thanx, falconTry media monkey, It started out as a lark for me, but handles a huge library quite well.
thanx johnny, will give that a go tooI been using anapod for a long time. It is a great program ...
there's no reason to decript these files, you can go into the folder from explorer on your computer and unhide the view, copy the ipod control folder and all your songs are playable and importable from that folder without any decription needed, it's just a pain to do this manually and I would rather an ipod handler that is not itunes, they are @nal about where you play your own propertyI know this is somewhat unrelated but I use a program called Requiem to decrypt my iTunes purchased songs so I can play them on my Archos 5.
The author of the program actually reverse engineered iTunes to make an algorithm to find the keys and to decrypt your Music and Videos the same way iTunes does. It is completely lossless, so there is no quality loss. Currently, requiem (currently at version 1.8.2) will work on only iTunes 8.0.1 and lower, though 8.0.2 (current iTunes version) is being worked on. I highly recommend this program. Just google it.
I have to think though - wouldn't Apple do the best job of managing a device they made? Not always the truth, but interesting thought.
you could copy and paste to see how it works you don't need to move your property, if all goes well all your tags and licenses should remain intact, if it does not go well you still have your property loaded in the itune programI've looked at Mediamonkey and Songbird. They are decent, if you started your library with them. Right now I have almost 600GB of music, the majority of which are rated, all have tagged correctly. None of those tunes are from iTunes. I refuse to buy any of their DRM crap. Ripping my own CDs and buying from Amazon is so much easier and more portable in case I want to finally move away from iTunes. I hate Itunes, but I have yet to see a way that can transfer my ratings, my podcasts, and have good last.fm integration. Songbird 1.0 which just came out looked very promising, but it doesn't support my iPhone or iPod Touch.
The search continues.
ya, I'm having trouble with media monkey adding personal recordings to an existing file which I can do manually through explorer but I really want to just drag and drop, will have to try your program nextMediaMonkey is based on itunes. It does all that Itunes does, except, it will handle flac files and ogg files, which iTunes will not. It is a good program over all.