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    Suggestions for a good alternative to manage iPod

    Never really had an iPod before but have been given a 60GB iPod Photo so it would be a shame not to use it.
    Main problem is - I hate iTunes. My PC isnt that high spec so it runs like treacle. I do have a decent mac (which I know it runs well on) but it isnt my main machine, and I use a few computers and I want to be able to update and add to it on anything.

    My current music collection is stored on a small server which on my laptop I have mapped and then set as the basis for my WMP library. So using any other library based software (such as iTunes) is a pain because it takes a fair while to get it all in there in the first place

    What I really want is a drag and drop solution, I just want to be able to copy albums onto the iPod as a usb drive, run something and then be done with it. My iPod shuffle lets me do this, I found a python script that rebuilds the database, so I just copy music, run it, and go. Im after something similar for this.

    Ive tried Songbird - very good but it would be forever mounting the ipod (known bug by the looks of it) - so no good
    I tried Ephod - looked ok but kept giving weird errors and soooo slloooww

    Any other suggestions or am I stuck using bloody iTunes?

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    floola.com - Wiwi - Home Floola is a good alternative, I use it and it works nicely, also ubuntu has some stuff built in to replace itunes if you are interested!

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    Cheers, will give that a go

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    I use a program called MGtek dopisp, which is a plugin for WMP. I like it because it makes the ipod appear to WMP as a normal player and it also converts WMAs to MP3. You can get it here:

    Sync your iPod with Windows Media Player

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    Ooh that looks even better. Shame its not free but if it does the job it'll be worth it!

    thanks

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    Winamp has good iPod support, just drag and drop. All free, and the ml_ipod plugin is even better with it.

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    MediaMonkey » Free Media Jukebox, Music Manager, CD Ripper & Converter

    Best music player/management software out there.

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    dopisp is awesome, thanks so much for that dyoung, works seamlessly and syncs relatively quickly (it is dragging the music across a wireless link so its never going to be very quick)

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    Foobar 2000 with the Ipod Manager plugin.

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    musicmusic's foobar2000 stuff - iPod manager

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