The iPod is meant to work seamlessly with its complimentary iTunes program, which is installed on your computer the first time you sync and charge your iPod. While you can control the music that you add, edit and transfer to your iPod from iTunes easily, you may already have a massive music catalog stored on your Windows Media Player. If this is the case, you can transfer your Windows Media Player songs to iTunes in just minutes, allowing you to load them directly to your iPod.
Connect your iPod to your computer with the Apple USB cable and your iTunes program will load automatically onto your desktop.
Open your Windows Media Player and click the "Library" tab. Highlight all of the songs in your Media Player library that you would like to add to your iPod.
Drag-and-drop the highlighted Media Player files onto your iTunes library page, already opened on your desktop.
Click "Devices">"Music">"Sync" from the left side iTunes menu and main page menu to transfer your new songs from Media Player onto your iPod.
Wait as your songs load to your iPod and the progress bar comes to complete, and you can disconnect the iPod once the iTunes display reads "OK to disconnect."
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