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Re: formating my ipod
Do a restore:
How to restore iPod
Ensure that you
have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod
Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore
options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest
iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the
first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is
completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with
instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as
well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to
the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you
to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when
you connected your iPod for the first time.
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you first have to rip the contents of the cd to your itunes (or whatever media player you use). then you can move them to your ipod from your music library.
the issue is that when songs are on an audio cd, they're in a particular format (some refer to the format as an "analog" format) that can only be read by cd players and cd drives. so when you add music to your computer, you usually have to change the format of the music to something like "mp3", which is a common digital format that most/all digital media devices (such as your ipod) can read.
hi there some of your songs could be of a different format, usually ipods only eat AAC, MP3 or WMA, if you are trying songs of a different format it may not like them try googleing cheetah audio converter to see if you can convert the ones that dont work, good luck
First you need to make sure you have the right formats saved onto the flash drive. The "mp3" format is the most common. Second, once you put the flash drive into the head unit, it should auto detect, if not then you need to put it on USB. Try that and get back to me.
Hi, Please make sure that your music is in the proper format. It is best if it is in MP3 format. You can tell what format the music is in by right clicking on the music file and then clicking 'properties'. You can convert the files to MP3 by using the Media Player that comes with all windows computers. Hope that helps.
if you have plugged the Windows formatted ipod into your mac and then formatted it using the mac, there will be no music left on the ipod. if you want to retain the windows format and the music currently on the ipod, you must say "no" to any offer to format the ipod that the mac itunes may prompt you with.
if you haven't formatted it, then you can use third party programs such as yamipod which allows you to copy music from ipod to your desktop which you can then import into itunes. search google for yamipod.