Something that bothers me about the limitation of the iPod is that I can’t easily put music on my iPod from multiple computers. I know I am not alone in this, but it’s continually frustrating.
I manually sync since my digital collection is way larger than my 40GB iPod and I use iTunes now on 3 computers (Powerbook, iMac and now a PC laptop). I’d like to just connect to each of them when I want to push new tracks to the iPod while on the go.
My main collection is on the iMac but my main computer is the Powerbook and now with the PC Laptop thrown in — plus iPodder, I need an easy way to add tracks to the iPod from any of my systems.
I appreciate the copyright and DRM issues, but still don’t get why if you play within the limits of the iPod / iTunes licensing you still have to use a single computer to sync or update the iPod.
Clearly I was wrong in my understanding that this was impossible… I have to get a cable now though to sync with the PC – at least transfer tracks at will. I’ll also be looking forward to doing this on my Powerbook.
I was definitely under the impression that you were not able to move tracks to the iPod from more than a single system even in manual sync mode, which is actually how I use it to sync a single large playlist from our desktop at home.