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one ipod two computers?

by binarydragon / December 7, 2006 12:27 AM PST

During the announcement of the new itunes and ipod nano and the firmware update, Steve mentioned the ability to use your ipod with two computers and a single libary, can anyone tell me how to do this?

thanks.

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is this new?
by Zombie Bender / December 7, 2006 3:57 AM PST

I've been able to do this since I got my iPod a couple years ago, I turn off auto sync. I use Windows though, maybe it's different with Macs.

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Transfer Purchased Music
by CordovaCaddes / December 7, 2006 6:32 AM PST

The previous reply is not wrong, but that's been possible since before iTunes 7. What iTunes 7 added is a feature to "Transfer Purchased Music". You must have the iTunes account activated on both machines. Then when you do have the iPod set for automatic synchronization, plug the device into one system, sync it up, and disconnect it. Plug it into the second computer and you should see a message that asks you what you want to do. One of the buttons says "Transfer Purchased Music". This will download anything you purchased from the iTunes Store into the Library on the second system. The purpose of this feature is that if you buy content on computer A, you can use the iPod (without using the hard drive and taking up 2x the file size) to transfer the content to computer B.

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