8. Tips and Tricks

You’re far enough along in this little guide to understand that the iPod and iTunes hold more secrets than just Rip, Click, and Play. This dynamic duo have other wonders to behold if you know how to unleash them. And that’s exactly the point of this chapter: to shed light on the lesser-known marvels of the iPod and iTunes.

Let the magic begin.

Move Media off the iPod

To deter piracy, iTunes and the iPod were designed so that media would travel in one direction only: from the computer to the iPod. When you double-click an iPod mounted on a computer, you’ll find no folder within that holds the device’s music or movies. Yet this material has to be there somewhere.

It is. It’s invisible.

When Apple designed the original iPod’s ...

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