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CDs On iPod not Hard Drive

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Sideshow_Bob, Aug 22, 2005.

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  1. Sideshow_Bob

    Sideshow_Bob Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2005
    hey i just purchased an ipod and i am very pleased with it so far. i have not yet put any cds that i own onto it but i was reading about it in the manual. according to the manual, in order to put cds onto the ipod, itunes must first copy the cd to your hard drive. ok, sounds alright, but heres the part i dont like......any music you put on ur ipod must be in your library. so after i copy a cd to my ipod i have to keep all the songs on my computer also......i dont want to have a copy of all my cds on my computer.

    is there a way to put cds (and even songs) on your ipod and then delete them from your computer/library without them being removed from your ipod the next time you connect it? any help appreciated
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You put the CD's on the IPOD in a compressed format, they won't take nearly as much space that way. Disks are cheap, just keep the disk copy. :)
  3. lister


    Aug 10, 2004
    The Winamp Ipod plugin allows you to copy tracks to and from your ipod.
    Of course, if anything goes wrong, and you lose all the MP3s on your ipod, it's good to have them all backed up on your HDD - or maybe burn them to a CD/DVD?
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