Winamp 5.55 has new exciting features. Now you can easily Import your Library and Playlists from iTunes and start using Winamp for your iPod syncing.
The most important highlight here is that you don't have to worry about losing the songs when you sync with different computers and you can just drag and drop files to your iPod from Windows explorer with ease!
In this post you will find details for
1. iTunes Library Import
2. iTunes Playlist Import
3. Syncing your iPod with Winamp
4. Adding songs to your iPod
5. Creating Playlist in iPod
1. iTunes Library Import:
This happens when you do a fresh installation of Winamp 5.55 (By fresh, we mean uninstall older version and install Winamp 5.55).
Launch Winamp. In the 'Add Media to Library' window, select 'Import iTunes Library'. If you have iTtunes Library in your system you can select the 'Import from iTunes' option. This imports all of your iTunes Library content into Winamp's Local Media.
Method 2. If you already have songs in 'Local Media' of Winamp Media Library or if you have opted for "Do not show me this again" in the above mentioned 'Add Media to Library' window, you won't be getting the 'Add Media to Library' window (mentioned in Method 1) to import the iTunes library. In these cases, you can import it by clicking on the 'Library' button at the bottom of the Media Library tab and selecting the option 'Import iTunes Database'.
2. iTunes Playlist Import:
Click on the Library button in Media Library. Select 'Import iTunes Playlist'. This imports all of your iTunes Playlist to Winamp Playlist tab.
3. Ipod Syncing:
Connect your iPod to the computer. Click on the iPod name under portables tab. Select 'Sync' button from the right-hand side bottom pane. It shows the Sync window, where you have information about how many songs will be transferred from Local media to iPod and vice versa. You have option to 'Leave them', 'Delete them' or 'Copy them' to Local media.
You can select the option to automatically sync on connection also.
In the Sync window you have 'More' button. When you click on this you get list of songs that will be transferred to device and another column showing list of songs that will be copied to Local Media Library. You can 'Remove' or 'Crop' the selected songs. Click OK button to Sync your iPod.
When the Sync is in Progress, click on the main Portables menu. You can see the status of the transfer in the window. You have buttons to 'Pause', 'Resume' and 'Remove' the selected items from the queue.
For configuring the syncing process select 'Preferences' from Options menu and click on the iPod name under 'Portables' tab in 'Preferences'. Here you have options to configure your playlist and podcast syncing. Click close button after selecting the required options.
4. Adding Songs to iPod:
Method 1: For adding songs manually to iPod, select the songs you want to transfer in the Local Media Library. Right click on the songs and select the iPod name.
Method 2: Select the song you want to transfer, drag and drop it to the iPod main tab or to any of the playlist under the iPod.
5. Creating Playlist:
For creating playlist in your iPod, right click on the iPod name, select New Playlist, and type a name in the text box and click OK. The newly created playlist will be added under the iPod. You can add songs to this using any of the method mentioned above.
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