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28 June 2005


Chris Thilk

Except they neglected to remind me to download and install a new version of iPod updater. So I:
1) Downloaded and installed iTunes 4.9.
2) Immediately subscribed to For Immediate Release.
3) Plugged in my iPod to sync overnight.
4) Woke up this morning with nothing on my iPod.

There's no note on the Apple site to remind people to do this. Why not? And why isn't Updater part of the iTunes software bundle? Yeah, I forgot to think of this but I would have expected something to remind me.




I don't own an iPod. I use a Creative MuVo. Can iTunes sync downloaded podcasts to any media device or only to Apple's iPod? If the later, it is of no use to me.

Neville Hobson

Given that if you don't make sure your iPod or iPod Mini has the latest firmware, 4.9 won't sync podcasts properly, I agree with you, Chris, that this is something that really ought to be highlighted in some way, either on the Apple iTunes site or somewhere in the iTunes documentation. But it's not.

Roy, I think I'm correct in saying that iTunes 4.9 only supports iPods as far as synchronizing is concerned, ie, automatically transferring songs, podcasts, etc. Other digital players would be supported but only if they're seen as hard drives in Windows and you'd then have to drag-and-drop MP3 files via Windows Explorer. Can't find any specific info at iTunes Support, though. However, I did find this Wikipedia article which talks about how other players are supported:


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