Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The iPod Saga Continues

My iPod

Now just look at it sitting there. Pretty little thing isn’t it? Sounds great too for such a small piece of equipment. It's really small, my car key is longer!

However that's where my admiration ends. It’s amazing how it can be such a real pain to get the music onto it, thanks to iTunes.

Now I’m no quitter, I’m determined I’m not going to let iTunes beat me. I’ve been trying for almost a whole week to put some more CDs onto the computer but it’s such tortuous process. A real pain in the bum!

It's still putting some songs into different folders. Michael Jackson’s Number Ones went into 18 separate folders. So I decided I can live without that on the iPod and took it off.

Still not finding the art work either and it’s so slow. It often freezes totally and I daren’t use any other programs with it. So much for the multi-tasking concept, iTunes puts the mockers on that!

Decided to check out whether other people are having problems. First my son-in-law who has all his music on his iPod. He says he has the same problem with the art work but it doesn’t bother him. Well I can't ignore it, looks horrible. I know I'm a bit of a perfectionist but I hate those blanks. So I’ll have to keep going onto the Internet to find it and manually add it. How come if iTunes is the major online music store they can’t find half my records when they’re all still available to buy?

He has had a different problem with iTunes though, has lost half his music from the laptop! Hasn’t a clue how it happened. Now he has to figure out whether he can get it back from the iPod onto his computer. Hopefully I won't have that problem, but if I do, my backup drive should put them back.
Tried my son next. His comment about iTunes was, “It’s total pants!” He’s about to buy a new MP3 player, one that he can use his Windows Media Player with. Looks like I'm not the only one who has problems.

So Apple, (the company that is world renowned for its design of computers), if you can design such nice looking music hardware, why the heck can’t you go the whole hog and get the software to work properly?


  1. Darn Winifred...I wish I could help you. I know zero about it. I don't have one, but my husband does and if I can pin him down perhaps he could help. Can you take it back to the store and make them explain it? That is most likely what I would try.
    I am having a different problem with blogger not letting my blogs update on the google reader. There is no where that I can find on google to ask them through email what to do about it. All they have is a "help" site that does nothing to help me. Very frustrating!!
    Have a great day!

  2. So far this is NOT something I want.

  3. I agree. I have issues with itunes also. I'm also having issues with my MacBook, but that's a whole other can of worms.

    Thanks for visiting my site. I've not made this with a bread machine. Can you put batter breads in those? If not, use a hand mixer for the honey bread. It really is worth trying once. Or twice.

  4. Brenda

    It's not the iPod, that works fine. I love it once I get the music on there. It's the iTunes software on your computer that you are forced to use to put the music onto the iPod. If only you could use Windows Media Player, but Apple don't want you to do that!


    Thanks fro replying. I really enjoyed your site.
    I'll check the recipe book for the bread maker but I'd never heard of batter bread before. I do have a hand mixer though. It was my mother in law's. She was a good cake maker, I tend to just make birthday and Christmas cakes.

    I'll be coming back to see your walnut bread recipe!

  5. Brenda

    Forgot to day I'll have a look at Blogger when I get back from collecting Lauren from nursery. At the moment it's OK. I did have problems last week though.

  6. I avoid iPods because they cost 2-3 times as much as the competitors. And I avoid iTunes since they only sell non-standard tunes that are hard to play on standard audio devices.

    Sansa audio players cost half as much, and play MP3 files you can get from Amazon. These MP3 files, unlike the crippled iTunes files, can be played on just about any digital music device.

    Also, with regular MP3 files, you can put files on these devices any way you want: like copying disk files, or any other files. That easy.


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