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Ok in a trade I got my first ipod, for my wife. I need to know how I can get my songs that are from certain places, and also from cds I have. How do I get these files from a program or windows media player to the ipod. Obviously drag and drop isn't working, which is what I have done other mp3 players. Please don't say apple now owns me and that I must pay itunes for songs.
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You can use Winamp (i think it has to be version 5+) to interact with your iPod. You can also use it to make your audio cd's into MP3 format to play on your iPod. Much much better than iTunes IMO. Especially if you have no use for their store.
    
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Can I use itunes in some way with media player somehow? I know nothing about winamp either.
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Erm...

iTunes is just like Windows Media Player with a built in store.

It plays any music you have ripped from CDs or downloaded

It will also convert your WMA files for you, provided they are not protected.
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Download iTunes and install it. After installing it, it will ask if you want it to find all your music. Say yes so it can add them.

And just put a CD in and rip it to iTunes.
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Let say I got legal songs from limewire would it find them from there as well.

So itunes is ok as well?
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Yup

That's fine
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post #8 of 9
rofl legal songs from limewire....2nd funniest thing I've heard today.

I usually rip my music from CD's using either Windows Media Player or Winamp. Then use iTunes to add them into my iPod. Also, if you do have protected wma files and you want to convert them, there's a program called Tunebite. It will basically play the song in highspeed and record it into a non protected format so you have the song without the protection. Also, this should only be used if you legally have the rights to do so and the wma protection is not cooperating (lol try saying that with a straight face).
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post #9 of 9
I use EAC with a LAME encoder to rip my music in V0 MP3 - it's higher quality and more univeral

Then I play the songs through iTunes because it's easier to do that than manage two libraries, and I don't really get on with any of the WinAMP iPod plugins.
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