Downlaod-error messege when attempting to reset iPod classis
I bought my iPod classic 2 days ago in another city. Had a friend load some music onto it using his Apple-Mac-PC so i could listen to my new player on the trip back. Plugged it into my Windows-PC/-XP with the latest iTunes-7 already installed upon arriving home and i'm told 'need to restore' "Fine" cos I dont really like much of the music my friend put on their. iTunes then sets to work restoring it only to then say error downloading check server connections etc. my connection is fine and downloads perfectly. So, what do i do to restore + get my iPod working on my XP-Windows?? and will i get this annoyance everytime I want to load-up my iPod on another PC (be it an Apple-OS or a WIndows-platform) ??? I thought, as long as the PC;(Apple or Windows) has iTunes installed on it then iPod will work problem free no matter how much of a floozy makes of itself getting around????
Re: downlaod-error messege when attempting to reset iPod...
If when you have a new ipod and you connect it to a computer, if the first computer you connect it to is a mac, then that is the only type of pc it will work with after that. If you want it to connect it to a windows, you will have to restore it which will allow it to work with windows software. For some reason unknown, mac and windows have different loading software for the ipod and has to be re-installed with a restore before it can work with a different operating system. When it restores on your computer, check to make sure it has a strong internet connection. You should be able to restore after that.
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The iPod reset utility will reset your iPod shuffle back to it's factory settings. It works for the following shuffles: iPod shuffle (1st Generation) - iPod Software version 1.1.5, iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) - iPod Software version 1.0.3 The reset utility will fix the following issues. 1. The iPod won't play music and can't be restored using iTunes 2. iTunes won't see the iPod but you can see it under "My Computer" in windows or under Apple System Profiler on a Mac. 3. iPod shuffle (1st Generation) is identified as a device in "Recovery mode." iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) is identified as a "USB DFU device."
You have to have administrator privileges to run the restore software and it will wipe out all the information on the iPod (including all your music) and install factory software back onto it. System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9, or later, Win2k with sp4, Win XP, this won't work on Vista. Download the file for the program here: MAC http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102formac.html Windows http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102forwindows.html
Install the software onto your computer, plug your iPod into the USB port and run the reset program, it will ask for your permission to reset the iPod, answer yes and the process will proceed. After finishing the reset procedure then use iTunes or whatever software is used to access your iPod and load your music. Enjoy your toy!
plug it in, then use itunes to restore your ipod to factory settings. Update it then when you want to put music onto the device drag the music over onto yout playlist/music folder for your ipod, click and drag the song you want to your ipod, do not release your mouse button until you see the +copy appear.
I am not to sure exactly why you would be using QT for your ipod. You need to upload only compatible video files to your iPod or they will not play and in most case will not even transfer to your iPod. The iPod will not play a quicktime file or .mov, you need to search the net for a converter that can convert your file to .mpg and your videos will upload and play. Also, you cannot transfer video directly from your quicktime program you need to use iTunes and either sync them or manually load the vids to you ipod.
are you trying to copy music onto a cd disk or onto your ipod. If you are trying to copy music onto your ipod, you will have to clear the ipod of the music that was loaded onto it previously, because it will not detect your new settings on your laptop. An easy way to do this is copy over your itunes music folder onto cd/dvd from your old computer and paste the music into your itunes music folder on your laptop. When you open itunes go to file, import file, and choose your itunes music folder. (If it hasn't aready automatically picked the music up). This will put all of your music back into the itunes library. You will then need to create another playlist for your ipod. Reset your ipod in itunes mode and upload your new playlist onto it. If you have vista on your laptop then you may need to download the lastest version of itunes. You can do that by going here> http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
I hope this helps
I also had this problem. Bought a classic ipod and I wanted to transfer music and movies from my ipod 3rd gen. You would think that it could be done from the itunes - but no! You can't take stuff from the ipod and put it back onto your computer. So I eventually downloaded a software application called COPYGEAR. I found it on google and it was about the 8th application I downloaded and it worked. You only get a trial version for free but I only needed to use it the once. I hope this works for you.