Ideally, songs are transferred to iPod using iTunes. It provides an easy and convenient method without the hassle of incompatibility issues. Windows Media Player is another music player which became popular way, way back.
If you are curious on how to transfer songs from Windows Media Player to your iPod Touch and iPod Nano, this tutorial offers two basic ways to do so. One way is to transfer media files from your Windows Media Player to your iTunes and then work from there. Another is through a third-party plug-in called MGTEK dopisp.
Step 1: Run both Windows Media Player and iTunes player and position them side by side.
Step 2: Select and highlight your chosen songs or albums on your Windows Media Player. Start dragging them from Windows Media Player and drop directly to your iTunes.
Step 3: Attach your iPod device to your computer via the USB cable provided by Apple.
Step 4: After a few seconds, “iPod” or your iPod’s name will appear on the left pane of iTunes under “Devices”. Click it and select “Music” and check the box with “Sync”.
Step 5: Select your preferred songs or music to sync then click the “Sync” button located on the lower right portion of your iTunes.
Step 6: It will take a few seconds to load the songs selected on your iPod. You can now disconnect your iPod once it has finished syncing.
Using a Windows Media Player plug-in called MGTEK dopisp
Requirements: MGTEK dopisp plug-in
Step 1: Go to mgtek.com/dopisp/ and click “Download”. You have the option to get the free trial version first and then purchase as you wish after it expires. It costs around $20.
Step 2: Install the program using its setup commands. Make sure your Windows Media Player is not running. Check “install the evaluation version” for the 30-day free trial.
Step 3: After installation, make sure iTunes is not running, open Windows Media Player.
Step 4: When MGTEK dopisp asks if you want to register your iPod to Windows Media Player, register it. It will then ask what version you want to use, click “Free 30-days trial”.
Step 5: Click “Sync” on the upper right pane of your screen. Your iPod’s name will now appear on the right pane of your Windows Media Player screen. Choose the files you want to transfer from the Windows Media Player’s library using drag-and-drop, and sync away!
You will be amazed with the different possibilities of connecting incompatible devices and making things work for your satisfaction. All you need is a little patience, some research, and a tiny bit of luck!
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