How to Transfer MP3 to iPod without iTunes
I have 1500 songs on my Sansa. For some reason, only 959 songs were transferred to iTunes and only 741 made it to the iPod. How can I do this again and make sure all songs are transferred to iTunes, and then my iPod? Also, is there a quicker way to do this, possibly without iTunes or without dragging 4 at a time?
Actually, you don't have to transfer MP3 files to iTunes, and then to your iPod. Here is an iPod music transfer tool, with which you're able to transfer MP3 to iPod without iTunes. The tool is named Wondershare TunesGo (Windows) or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). It gives you the chance to transfer all MP3 files to your iPod at a time. Additionally, this tool won't erase the old songs on iPod when the new MP3 files are transferred.
Download the tool to transfer MP3 to iPod.
Choose the right version and download it on your Windows PC or Mac. In this article, I mainly focus on the Windows version, say Wondershare TunesGo.
How to transfer MP3 to iPod
To begin with, install this iPod music transfer on your computer. Launch it. The connection window shows up on your computer screen.
Note: Wondershare TunesGo supports transferring MP3 to iPod touch, iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod classic. More info about supported iPod models>>. If you use the Mac version, you can copy MP3 to iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4 running iOS 6, iOS 7 or iOS 5.
Step 1. Connect iPod to the PC by using the USB cable
Then, use the USB cable to make a connection between iPod to the PC. Once your iPod is recognized by this iPod music transfer tool, it will be displayed in the primary window. Click each tab on the left-hand column, and you can preview data on your iPod.
Step 2. Move MP3 to iPod
In the left-hand column, click "Media" to let the music window appear on the right. Click "Add" to reveal the file browser window. Navigate to the destination where the MP3 files are stored. Select your desired MP3 files and click "Open" to move them to your iPod.
If you click the triangle under "Add", you will either add MP3files or MP3 folder to your iPod. When the music files aren't encoded by MP3, like AAC, OGG, WMA, this tool will convert them to MP3 files.
Although you don't need to transfer MP3 to iTunes and then to iPod, you still can copy MP3 playlists from the iTunes and computer to iPod. Besides, the music info, like rating, skips, play counts will be copied too, which empowers you to find your wanted MP3 songs in no time.
Click "Playlist" in the left column. Click the inverted triangle under "Add". In the pop-up file browser window, choose either "Add iTunes Playlists" or "Add playlists from computer". Then, select your wanted MP3 playlists to your iPod.
Note: The Mac version doesn't support transferring playlists from iTunes to iPod.
That's the easy steps about how to transfer MP3 files to iPod. You see, you manage to transfer MP3 files to your iPod and keep the old songs on it at the same time. Then, why not download TunesGo to have a try?