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Using iPod with Netbook, but not iTunes?

by dodgema / March 3, 2009 1:17 AM PST

Is there a way to use a classic iPod with a Netbook, perhaps as an external hard drive, without using iTunes, and without screwing it up? I usually use it from desktop. Netbook is solid state so very little storage space.

What I want to do is download podcasts while I'm traveling and put them on the iPod. I only want to be able to transfer them from Netbook to iPod.

Thanks, Mary

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(NT) Did you look up FLOOLA?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 1:38 AM PST
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Sounds interesting, but confusing.
by dodgema / March 3, 2009 2:08 AM PST

I want to keep iTunes as main program, just add some podcasts along the way. I realize they probably won't show up in usual "Podcast" folder.

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Then why not itunes?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 2:14 AM PST

Just sync what you want on the netbook. Then grab what you want on the road. My netbook is the slightly bigger 160GB hard disk but the stock size was 120GB so that's plenty for a road trip.

Sorry if Floola looked confusing. I found it to be quite a good thing for my older iPod.

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Solid state has virtually no storage ...
by dodgema / March 3, 2009 4:52 AM PST
In reply to: Then why not itunes?

Not sure that I can do that as my HP Netbook is solid state and only has 16G storage. THought it would be faster, lighter, but not that much. Would go for one with bigger hard drive if had it to do over.

Thanks for your help, Mary

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