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getting music onto my ipod in internet cafes

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1. Posted by sushi_ (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Hi I was just wondering if anyone knows whether or not internet cafes will have itunes installed on thier computers, so I can change the music on my ipod whilst I'm travelling, I have 8gb but wouldn't mind having the option to change it if I get fed up of the same music. I was going to take a few dvds full of music so I've got a good selection.

2. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

I dont see why it should be a problem if you are bringing your music with you on discs .
They might be a bit funny if you wanted to download stuff . Itunes takes about a minute to download so it should not be a problem .

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4. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

these days almost all internet cafe's owner DO everything to attract customers (specially yong ones) for getting more dosh !

5. Posted by katyvose1 (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Hi All,
I have a question that relates to this. When trying to download music from another pc I can only do so if I wipe all the music off and start again. Has anyone else experience this problem and if so found a way around it? Thanks.

6. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Quoting katyvose1

When trying to download music from another pc I can only do so if I wipe all the music off and start again. Has anyone else experience this problem and if so found a way around it?

This is a "security feature" if you may call it that the ipod incorporates so that you are unable to download music from another ipod user's itunes library. when you sync your ipod to another itunes program which does not have identical music files as your ipod, the program will automatically wipe out music from your ipod i.e. library in ipod must = library in itunes to a perfect match.

So it would not be a good idea to sync your ipod to another itunes program. I'm not sure if anyone's found any way to go around this security feature.

7. Posted by Karlee (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

Hi I think you can load music onto you ipod from a different computer without deleting all your music. I think it says in the instruction manual that when you connect to a different computer it should ask you if you want to sync with that computer. I think you say no and you should be able to select songs manually. I haven't tried this but this is what I could make out from the instructions. Good luck hope it works.

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

I had no problem using the software for my Creative Zen when I was travelling. Usually, I asked if it was okay and they said it was fine. In one or two places, I just installed it without anyone knowing the difference and uninstalled it when I was finished. :)

Only drawback to downloading music in some places is the connection speed. Some places in South America for example, it took hours to download a few songs, although generally around the continent internet connection wasn't bad.

It's good idea bringing your cds! :)

9. Posted by YoSoyPedro (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Incase the internet café does not have iTunes, bring the itunes_setup.exe on your ipod, so you can install it yourself. (Copy and paste the setup from your computer to your iPod via "My Computer")

Set your ipod to manually update via iTunes. This turns off the auto-sync. Now to add music to your ipod you have to drag and drop music files from the iTunes library on to your ipod on the left of iTunes. (Using the SHIFT key you can select multiple files).

Once you get back home and disable manual updating, and auto-sync, you will delete any files that are not in your original (home) iTunes library from your iPod.

Hope this helps.

10. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 9y

In order to download music from your ipod onto your computer without synching your ipod/computer's library, you will need to download a program that allows you to do it: