dling songs onto ipod w/o buying from itunes?

By zaggg0n ยท 7 replies
Apr 21, 2007
  1. I want to buy an ipod but i dont want to pay for songs through itunes.

    Is it possible to download onto the ipod songs/video/pics from elsewhere that are free without having to buy them off itunes?

    Or can you only get songs/vids/pics on ur ipod by way of itunes?

    I really would like to know this, thanks a ton.
  2. Deathhawk

    Deathhawk TS Rookie Posts: 68

    I just bought an ipod and had the same fears...but i now have over 5000 songs on my ipod and not one from itunes-all my own cds ripped and put on..very easy

    When itunes is open...click on "add file" or "add folder" and choose which music on your hard drive you want to transfer...the only thing is that i ripped mine onto my pc in WMA format so itunes had to convert them into MP3 format...no big deal though
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    As has confirmed Deathawk, the iPod can play regular MP3 on top of AAC FairPlay DRMed MP3s. I can't tell if there's a difference between AAC & regular MP3s in regards to autonomy & such as I haven't taken the time to test the difference.

    ps. tracks can be encoded in AAC MP3 format without any DRM, so when I talk about AAC MP3s, I don't mean track bought from iTunes.
  4. zaggg0n

    zaggg0n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so if i wanted to download songs from say bittorent onto the ipod, i could?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Sure, if it's legal in your country..
  6. zaggg0n

    zaggg0n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no but i havea friend who wants to do that, but so it is possible? u just dl it from bittorent then dl it onto ipod through itunes?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yes. And also there are softwares out there so you don't even have to use iTunes.
  8. zaggg0n

    zaggg0n TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay thanks alot
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