How to Transfer MP3 to iPod with or without iTunes
I have 1500 MP3 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 MP3 songs are transferred to iTunes, and then to my iPod? Also, is there a quicker way to add MP3 to iPod, possibly without iTunes or without dragging 4 at a time?
iPod is an ideal music player for people who love to listen to the music while working, studying, or traveling. However, sometimes, it's cumbersome to put MP3 songs on iPod. Like the above user mentioned, sometimes you can't transfer all MP3 songs to your iPod with iTunes. And sometimes, it takes a long time for you to put MP3 to iPod when your iTunes Library is baggy. In this article, methods for transferring MP3 to iPod with or without iTunes are covered. Choose the one your need:
Solution 1. How to Transfer MP3 to iPod with iTunes
iTunes is the default tool that Apple has provided to copy MP3 to iPod. If you want to transfer MP3 to iPod with your iTunes, you should update your iTunes to the latest version first. You can either check the new version in your iTunes or download the latest version from Apple official site. Next, follow the steps below.
Run iTunes on your computer. Click the File menu in iTunes > select Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to add your MP3 songs to iTunes Library.
Click the View menu in iTunes > select Show Sidebar. Connect your iPod with your computer via a USB cable. When connected, your iPod will apear in DEVICES in the sidebar.
Click your iPod in the sidebar. Then click Music tab in the right side window. From here, check Sync Music. Next, you should select songs and click Apply to put MP3 to your iPod.
1. complex operation
2. can't transfer some music(iTunes doesn't support some formats)
Solution 2. How to Transfer MP3 to iPod with Wondeshare TunesGo Retro (Windows & Mac)
The best way for transferring MP3 to iPod without iTunes is to find a professional iPod transfer tool for help. Instead of suggesting you search for this kind of tool by trial and error, I’d like to recommend you one of the best tools I like – Wondershare TunesGo Retro. It’s specially designed for iPod users to transfer files between computer and iPods.
- Transfer MP3 to iPod without using iTunes Syncing;
- Put any MP3 song to any iPod without erading your iPod;
- Make iPod a portable hard drive to store your MP3 songs;
- Transfer MP3 songs back to your computer and iTunes Library;
2.1 Steps to transfer MP3 to iPod with Wondershare TunesGo Retro
Step 1 Install Wondershare TunesGo Retro
Click Download below to download the right version of Wondershare TunesGo Retro according to your computer operating system. And then install and run it on your computer. Use the USB cable to connect your iPod with your computer. When Wondershare TunesGo Retro detects your iPod, it will display your iPod in its main window.
Note: Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Windows version) right now supports almost all kinds of iPods. Check the supported iPods here. Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) now also fully supports the 4th and 5th generation of iPod touch (iTouch) which could run iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7 and iOS 9.
Step 2 transfer MP3 to iPod without iTunes
Click the Media button in the sidebar. And then you're able to see that you're led to the music management window. From here, click the triangle under the button Add. Click the triangle to select Add File or Add Folder. If you've collected all MP3 songs which you're going to put to iPod, by clicking Add Folder, all songs will be added to your iPod in a second. Or click Add File to pick up MP3 songs from your music collection. After that, the transferring process begins and it onlye takes a second to finish.
1. simple operation
2. transfer all music(TunesGo Retro can convert the music formats(that iTunes doesn't support) to mp3 (iTunes supports) automaticlly
3. fill in ID3 tags and Album Arts automaticlly
2.2 Comparison between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro
In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro, we have listed a detailed comparison table between them for further reference. Through the table, you can easily distinguish their differences: TunesGo focuses on freeing your music to discover, download, manage and enjoy your favorite music with a relatively higher price; meanwhile, TunesGo Retro is mainly to transfer music, photos, videos, playlists from your iPhone, iPad& iPod to iTunes Library& PC for backup, to manage music and photos freely with a relatively competitive price. Following are the details:
|Add Music to iTunes|
|Export Music from iTunes|
|Convert Unsupported Formats of Music to iTunes|
|Delete Music from iTunes|
|Delete Music and Video on Device|
|De-duplicate Music in iTunes|
|Remove Lost Files in Tunes|
|Search and Delete the Repeated Music on Device|
|Fix Music ID Tags of iTunes|
|Supplement Music Covers of iTunes|
|Directly Fix, Edit and Save ID3 Information on Device.|
|Download Music from YouTube，SoundCloud etc.|
|Record Online Music on Music Sites, Like 8Track, Rdio etc.|
|Record App Music, Like Spotify Music etc.|
|Burn iTunes Music to CD|
|Generate Car Playlist|
|Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist: iTunes <-> Device|
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:
PC <-> Device
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:
Device <-> Device
|Intelligently Transfer to iTunes：Only Transfer What's Missing in iTunes|
|Playlists Are Exported from iTunes with the Original Smart Sorting Rules.|
|Support to Transfer Users' Data Information: Rating，Play Counts, Skip Counts.|
|Convert Unsupported Formats to be Supported Ones Automatically via Transfer.|
|No Need to Use iTunes to Transfer Files to iOS Devices.|
Solution 3. Copy MP3 to iPod with MediaMonkey (Windows)
I find that many iPod users don't use iTunes to manage songs, but other famous media players. One of the moste widely used media player is MediaMonkey. Actually, it functions more than a media manager and player, but a iPod transfer. It enables users to copy MP3 songs to iPod. When you connect your iPod with your computer via a USB cable, MediaMonkey will read data on your iPod. You just need to go to Tools and select Sync Devices. From the drop-down list, select your iPod to put MP3 to your iPod. Learn more about MediaMonkey>>