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March 11th, 2010

3 Ways to Add Songs to iPhone and iPod without using iTunes

sharepodsyncBy default, the Apple iTunes is the default application that is required to sync or add songs from your computer to your iPhone and iPod. Most people think that iTunes is the only application that can let them add their favorite songs on their mobile device. Many people who are already making use of media players like Windows Media Player or Winamp and its media library feature may not feel the need to install iTunes and add songs to its library just because they have an iPhone. Moreover, some may also feel that it takes a lot of time to sync songs through iTunes.

Here are 3 ways of transferring your favorite music files to your iPhone or iPod without using iTunes.

1. Media Monkey

A powered media player for Windows that has got all the features that you can find on iTunes. It lets you manage your music and video files, copy songs from your audio CD (rip CD), pod cast, etc. Its ‘Sync Device’ feature lets you sync/add songs to your mobile device like iPhone and iPod Touch.

In order to make the Media Monkey player recognize your iPhone, you will have to download the iTunes setup file and rename the iTunes.exe to iTunes.zip and then extract the zip file and then access the two files namely, AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi and QuickTime.msi. These files device driver that are needed for making the Media Monkey player detecting your iPhone or iPod.

2. Winamp

For all those loyal users of Winamp, you can install continue using it to add songs to your iPhone by making use of the ml_ipod plugin.

In order to make the Winamp player recognize your iPhone, you will have to download the iTunes setup file and rename the iTunes.exe to iTunes.zip and then extract the zip file and then access the two files namely, AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi and QuickTime.msi. These files device driver that are needed for making the Winamp player detecting your iPhone or iPod. The next thing, you need to do is install the Winamp player and the ml_ipod plugin and then make use of it to add songs to your device. The plugin also lets you copy songs back to your computer.

3. SharePod

It is a very simple and lightweight application to add songs to your iPod. It allows you to play the songs present on your iPhone within SharePod. It requires no installation; just double click the application to launch it and to add songs to your iPhone or iPod. Again you need to install AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi and QuickTime.msi as mentioned above to make SharePod detect your device.