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16 August 2010 @ 05:46 pm
A Question To My Brilliant F-List  
Hey, guys, a question. For all the tech-saavy of the family, just how do you download music to an iPod Shuffle? The youngest twin just got one as a gift and we're trying to figure out the best way to go about getting media for her. Me, I've never seen an MP3 of any stripe that didn't have a screen of some sort. To that end, I'm all at sea.

Mom, Lori, Grace? Any advice for the iPod-allergic?
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the_scary_kitty: Donut Connoisseurthe_scary_kitty on August 16th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
She'll need to download iTunes to her computer; it'll run everything automatically. From there, the Help file gives further tips for tweaking settings and the like. :)
Grace: Brandon; DC; Nerdrepmetsyrrah on August 16th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Same as the above comment. Download iTunes and it's ridiculously easy from there. I'm not sure you can do playlists on the shuffle though but a friend used to have one and she could make the songs go in the order she wanted. Of course the 'shuffle' part of the name gives away its main purpose :P But the main instructions on how to make it do that should have come with the player.
RAPTORFACEglitter_my_glam on August 17th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Are you looking to get music legally? I use iTunes for nearly everything. I have used torrents once or twice though. That seems to be the most popular way to do it, as you can download full albums at a time. I'm paranoid though, and I figure if I like someone's music the least I can do is support them and pay for it LOL
AlphieLJ: Just Dancealphielj on August 17th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
What they said. iTunes is so so so easy once it's downloaded. I've used two other music programs for MP3 players and iTunes takes the cake on user friendly. Any and all music she has on CD can easily be loaded into iTunes. Then once she plugs in her shuffle to the computer it's as simple as click and drag to put songs onto the shuffle. Kind of like taking a file and putting in the trash, but taking music and putting on the iPod. SO SO SO easy.

Now, the problem with the shuffle is that she can't make a play list. She will just have to listen to whatever random song pops up next. That's why they call it a shuffle. Still, it's so much easier than any other MP3 player out there.