Skip to main content

Topic: Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod (Read 3911 times) previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Hi.


I reformatted my computer a few weeks ago, and I don't want to install iTunes again. Largely because it's very slow and has many processes that run in the background even when I'm not using iTunes.



So is there an alternative to iTunes for putting music onto my iPod? My requirements are that it should be pretty straight forward to use, just like iTunes, and not a lot of complicated fiddling which I'm not very good with.


If it's of any help, I use Foobar2000.

Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #1
then use iPod manager for Foobar2000 - search components on Foobar2000 site
Was that a 1 or a 0?

  • dB
  • [*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #2
Code: [Select]
http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php

  • fraganator
  • [*][*][*]
  • Developer
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #3
then use iPod manager for Foobar2000 - search components on Foobar2000 site

I agree, foo_dop is the way to go. You will still have to install iTunes, or at least some components of the installation, but once that's done you won't have to touch it ever again.

Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #4
then use iPod manager for Foobar2000 - search components on Foobar2000 site

I agree, foo_dop is the way to go. You will still have to install iTunes, or at least some components of the installation, but once that's done you won't have to touch it ever again.



What do you mean exactly when you say I'll have to install 'some components'?

  • fraganator
  • [*][*][*]
  • Developer
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #5
Check out the foo_dop software requirements wiki: http://yuo.be/wiki/dop:start#requirements

It is possible to extract those components from the full iTunes installer with something like 7zip.

  • Notat
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #6
MediaMonkey syncs iPods without requiring any iTunes components.

  • yerma
  • [*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #7
...as well as WinAmp.

Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #8
...as well as WinAmp.



WinAmps a system hog. I already have Foobar2000.


MediaMonkey syncs iPods without requiring any iTunes components.



What's Mediamonkey?

  • tpijag
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #9

Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #10
  • Last Edit: 04 January, 2010, 10:58:22 AM by fatfassbinder

  • greynol
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Global Moderator
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #11
MediaMonkey syncs iPods without requiring any iTunes components.

...as well as WinAmp.

What about the iPhone and iPod touch?
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

  • jetpower
  • [*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #12
I really like SharePod.  It's simple and quick. It also allows you to copy music FROM iPod to PC, unlike iTunes. I have it on iPod and run it from there (the entire app is one executable file), so that way you can use your iPod on any computer.
  • Last Edit: 04 January, 2010, 04:44:40 PM by jetpower

  • Teknojnky
  • [*][*][*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #13
MediaMonkey syncs iPods without requiring any iTunes components.


Not quite accurate, MM uses components of quicktime and itunes to sync ipods/phones. I would guess the same components that foobar needs as well.

All this aside, you will still need itunes to backup/update your ipod/phone and sync other most other content (images/video/contacts/etc).
Last.FM Nodes for your library @ http://build.last.fm/item/356

  • greynol
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Global Moderator
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #14
I was a bit annoyed when SharePod began requiring .NET, so I'm still using 1.7.  Too bad I can't get anything more recent that still doesn't require .NET, since this version has some serious problems.

When did it start allowing you to transfer from your PC?
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

  • jetpower
  • [*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #15
I was a bit annoyed when SharePod began requiring .NET, so I'm still using 1.7.  Too bad I can't get anything more recent that still doesn't require .NET, since this version has some serious problems.

Another feature is that occasionally iTunes would refuse to copy a video, saying its unplayable which in practice may or may not be true, but SharePod copies all files no problem. Also, I should mention that SharePod is not perfect. It won't place podcasts under 'Podcasts' menu item (as all other non-iTunes programs i tried, though) and sometimes crashes on start.
About requiring .NET - .NET is already there on Vista and Windows 7 AFAIK.
When did it start allowing you to transfer from your PC?

You mean back to PC? Don't know. I use it for several months and it always did.
  • Last Edit: 04 January, 2010, 06:48:28 PM by jetpower

  • greynol
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Global Moderator
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #16
I've been using SharePod for several years, lol.

I did some research and transferring from PC might have begun as early as 1.8.

Regarding Vista/Win7, I still use XP (without .NET on my main PC) and don't plan on changing any time soon.
  • Last Edit: 04 January, 2010, 06:59:20 PM by greynol
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

  • schmendrik
  • [*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #17
is there any software that can access the ipod touch without the need to install anything from itunes including drivers?

  • Notat
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
Best Alternate for iTunes Required to Sync iPod
Reply #18
I think Apple "fixed" this "problem" when then developed the iPhone/iTouch. One might be up against the DMCA implementing this capability.