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Old 4/16/18, 11:35 PM   #1  
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My iPod is dying. What other MP3 player can I use?

I love using my iPod to play my 30GB of music, especially with the ease of creating playlists. Now my iPod is dying and I don't want to fork out $$ to buy a new one.

I know I can add all my music on a USB stick, but is there a way to create playlists? Or is there another MP3 player I can use which will let me create playlists?
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Buy a replacement battery for your iPod from ifixit.com - takes 10 mins and costs less than $20 to have it like new. I did this with mine for the same reason.
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Yep. Buy a replacement battery. (About $10) Depending on which generation you have, it could be a really quick fix. You'll need a couple special prying tools so that you don't damage or scratch the ipod.
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Didn't think of that! Hopefully that is the issue and changing the battery will fix it.
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Otherwise, if you just want to use the music in the car, a USB flash drive will do the things you want including playlists. I use a free program (Windows) called Playlist Creator 3.6.2 from oddgravity.de to quickly create playlists on the flash drive and they work well with SYNC.

If you want an MP3 player so that you can use it other than in the car, there are a host of them on Amazon at a variety of price points. I got one made by AGPTEK when my Sansa died and have been very pleased with its performance.
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Otherwise, if you just want to use the music in the car, a USB flash drive will do the things you want including playlists. I use a free program (Windows) called Playlist Creator 3.6.2 from oddgravity.de to quickly create playlists on the flash drive and they work well with SYNC.

If you want an MP3 player so that you can use it other than in the car, there are a host of them on Amazon at a variety of price points. I got one made by AGPTEK when my Sansa died and have been very pleased with its performance.
I tried using a USB drive but didn't work (not sure if something is wrong with the USB drive).

Will any MP3 player purchased from Amazon work the way iPods work? Do they come with their own programs so I can create playlists similar to the way ituens works?
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You have to ensure that the USB flash drive is formatted in FAT32 format. If formatted as NTFS or another file system, SYNC won't be able to read it.

Nothing other than Apple original devices work like iPods. Other MP3 players don't come with a program like iTunes because it's not necessary. Just use your computer to copy MP3 files into folders on the player. You can create playlists on your computer or using the MP3 player's controls but it's generally easier on your computer.
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Also, be sure to use a USB 2.0 drive. I tried a 3.0 in my 2017, and it wouldn't play from it. Said the device uses too much power.

But, if you want to spend a little extra money, and like good sounding music, check out the Fiio players. They're a pretty good alternative to a modern day iPod.
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Try those places that fix broken phone screens
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Try those places that fix broken phone screens
I'd say try this or save up for a new iPod.
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