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Sync any MP3 player with iTunesYou can make any non-iPod, even a USB drive, play nice with iTunes with these apps.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:08 >> All these people with their Palm Pre excitement. A lot of people getting all excited because the Palm Pre was supposed to sync with iTunes at launch, but Boy Genius Report pointed out and Lifehacker seconded the motion that any device can sync with iTunes if you've got a little third party software help along the way. For Windows folks let's try iTunes Agent. Go to ita.sourseforge.net and click on download, then get the most stable release. Download it and install it. If you don't have the latest dot net framework for Windows you'll get an error so go to Microsoft.com and make sure you have the latest version, then install that. That may take a while, so be patient. Once you have iTunes Agent up and running it's going to prompt you to configure it. If you've never used it before just say no because you're not bringing in any old info. Also make sure you have iTunes installed or it might have trouble communicating with the iTunes that isn't there. Now, if all goes well iTunes will launch and a pop up will tell you iTunes Agent is ready to sync or devices. To add a new device make sure it's connected to your computer, then right click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray and choose preferences. Press new, you'll get a warning letting you know that the first time you sync all the data on the new device is going to be erased so make sure you have everything off that device before you go ahead. Then fill out the fields naming your device and so on. You can choose particular play lists to associate with the device. If the device has only got four gigs and you've got 10 gigs of music. Once you're done press save. Now, I've set it up so my top rated songs are going to be put on this USB stick. I got a little thing in my car I can plug the USB stick, play the music right off of there. To sync it right click on iTunes Agent and select synchronize devices. Your selected songs will now be synced to the USB stick or whatever device you've got plugged in. Mac users can't use iTunes Agent. Why don't you guys look up iTuneMyWalkman from Ilari Scheinin which is similar to iTunes Agent and a little more integrated actually. In this case I hope that syncing feeling is a good thing. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com. [ Music ] ^M00:02:19