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question for the LJ hiveMind K's shiny new iPod nano turned up today… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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dakegra
dakegra
question for the LJ hiveMind

K's shiny new iPod nano turned up today ready for her birthday. She's getting a bunch of iTunes vouchers too from various people.

Lucky girl.


My question is this - she doesn't have an iTunes account yet - should we (could we) set up her iPod to *my* account, thereby allowing her to watch the video content I've bought and listen to my audiobooks I got from Audible?

I'm going to get one myself at some point, so would need access to all my stuff anyway - can you have two ipods on one iTunes account?

Advice onna postcard please.
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caitirin From: caitirin Date: October 6th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yes you can! Elaby and I share one account and it seems to work quite well.
caitirin From: caitirin Date: October 6th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (linky)
It works great, we both just use the same login and password and we still can maintain separate iTunes libraries and playlists. If one of us buys a song that the other wants you just have to copy it to a flashdrive or some such device and put it on the other's computer.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
ah, we only have the one computer, which is what made me think of just having the one account. :-)
caitirin From: caitirin Date: October 6th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (linky)
Even better, you won't have to transfer files. Should work great!
dave_t_lurker From: dave_t_lurker Date: October 6th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yep, you can authorise a couple of players and up to 5 computers on one account I think.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC) (linky)
I knew you could do five computers, wasn't sure about the players. Ta!
ayoub From: ayoub Date: October 6th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC) (linky)
Don't know about two ipods on one account... Offhand, it should work, but merging your collections under the same account seems like a good idea :D
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
all of mine and K's music is in one big \mp3 directory anyway. :-)
shadowdaddy From: shadowdaddy Date: October 6th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC) (linky)
Requisite smartass reply:

You buy content? Wow.
shadowdaddy From: shadowdaddy Date: October 6th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC) (linky)

replying to myself

That said, I really have no problem with the *idea* of paying for digital media, as long as there aren't DRM limitations, and that I think the artist is actually getting a reasonable cut. Don't mean to politicize your otherwise completely innocuous post/question =)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC) (linky)

Re: replying to myself

I've only bought a couple of things from iTunes - the DRM annoys me. Emusic/amazon are DRM free so I can listen to the music I've paid for however I damn well please, which is how it should be.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC) (linky)
I've bought *some* content from iTunes. I know K will buy more than me though.

I tend to buy my music either through amazon's new mp3 store or my emusic account.
shadowdaddy From: shadowdaddy Date: October 6th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC) (linky)
Of course, with vouchers, whatcha gonna do? =)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 6th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC) (linky)
indeed. And I've had an audible.com subscription for ages which is tied to my apple account on iTunes, so if I use it again, she wouldn't be able to listen to any of the audiobooks I've downloaded.

DRM is stupid.
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