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iTunes portable

I know you have already had this suggested, but I could not follow those posts abit or if they were even app requests. anyway I'm not sure if its even possible or anything to put itune on PA or not but I think it would be nice for ipod users how want it everywhere and also for those who only use it afew times a year for misc stuff but don't want it on their PCs all year. anyway sorry in advanced for any problems and for anything else. Thank you for your time
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No

It's not possible. Not only is iTunes closed source software, it's trademarked by Apple, and I'm sure it would not be the easiest thing to make portable if we had permission and had a place to host it.

However, RyanMcCue is working on Songbird Portable. You may see it in beta within a few weeks, or possible a couple months, I really have no idea. Songbird is pretty feature comparable to iTunes, and has iTunes compatibility, as well as features that iTunes does not have including an integrated web browser. It has support for iPods through an extension, as well as importing your iTunes library.

It's still in development, but give it a shot, I'm sure you'll like it.

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Hey!

Since when does my name not have a space? Blum

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Hmm

Well look at that.

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Thanks to everyone

I just wanted to thank you guys for not picking me apart like vultures Smile and I will be sure to check out Songbird, sounds pretty good. thanks Patrick for looking into it, Thank you.Thanks for the pleasant experience here!

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iTunes is more than that

This iTunes question gets asked a lot, and I think you guys are doing a great job informing people of alternative media players. The way I see it though, iTunes has 4 parts to it:
- Media Player (and Media Library Manager)
- iPod music (and CD artwork?) transfer/sync
- iTunes Music Shop (and the newer iTunes Apps for the iPhone)
- PDA sync (contacts, calendar, etc)

Songbird takes care of the first two "parts", and I suspect the third part simply cannot be available outside of the official iTunes software (since it requires interaction with Apple servers, a big fat "No-No"). But I haven't heard anything that could sync my iPhone calendar and contacts. Are there any open source (and, maybe if I'm lucky, portable?) iPhone/iPod Touch PDA/PIM sync alternatives?

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Not aware of any myself but

Not aware of any myself but would be great for a thunderbird extension : )

There used to be a Thunderbird/Nokia phone sync extension which is now sadly obsolete but still that demonstrates that it can be done : )

Rquest it at the Mozilla Thunderbird (Non Portable) forums and some one might recognise merit in the idea (Hopefully)

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SongBird Portable

Still no portable version of SongBird that we know of yet ?

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its been in the beta testing

its been in the beta testing forum for a while now.
https://portableapps.com/node/15372

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Portable iTunes

Hello everyone, I have succesfully made iTunes portable using Trial Version of ThinApp. Get it and if you do not understand how to use it, go to YouTube.com where they have tutorials how to use it. I have had iTunes on my Flashdrive now for more than 2 months. Enjoy!

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ok. Good luck with the

ok. Good luck with the violation of Apple's EULA. Thank god they arnt like Microsoft.

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EULA?

What is EULA?

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Besides I wont post iTunes

Besides i won't post portable iTunes on this site. I'll give a tutorial how to do it if anyone wants it but that's about all. And if they choose to do it, they can deal with Apple's EULA, not me.

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That App

iTUNES portable would of been rocken app.

Load the App and Play :evil:

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there are plenty of

there are plenty of alternatives. Like SongBird for example Biggrin

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@Skitter302

Just for you, I'll upload as long as possible. But I'd just use Songbird.

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Excellent iTunes Alternative

If you search these forums, you will find links to a portable launcher for MediaMonkey. It is not open source, therefore only the launcher is available. However, this should not worry you, as it is very simple to get working. I use it regularly, and have updated to the latest MediaMonkey version. Now for the most important thing --> it happily talks to my iPod Touch. MediaMonkey is free, and there is a more featured paid version. I am happy to pay for good software, but the free version is fine. SongBird has promise, but MediaMonkey works today. I use it exclusively as a USB portable app, and it works fine.

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When iTunes organizes music

When iTunes organizes music in the iTunes folder on your computer, is it safe to delete the others? Basically, I turned on the iTunes preference to organize the music on my computer in the iTunes folder, but I ended up with two of every song. When they're copied into the iTunes folder on your computer, is it okay to go ahead and get rid of the other ones?

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Winamp

Just use Winamp - it's got all the functionality needed - and looks a whole lot better!!!

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In my testing, Songbird is

In my testing, Songbird is much more responsive, faster, and easier to use than WinAMP. Plus, the portable launchers for WinAMP floating around in the forums never quite worked right for me.

And for contacts at least, you can try Thunderbird with the mozPod extension.

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thats why i use FOOBAR2K. it

thats why i use FOOBAR2K. it is now portable by design (well somewhat).

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There's a PortableAppz

There's a [illegal site] version of WinAmp that I am using that is quite good.

[link to illegal software site removed by mod JTH.]

It doesn't have the Gracenote ID3 auto fill feature, but it seems to have everything else.

Seems the Portable app came around the time when WinAmp was closing and before it was rescued.

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[removed]

[content of this post removed; we do have a history of removing references to or directions on how to get illegal software, instructions on how to get it are just as good as linking to it, don't do it - mod Chris]

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Dude. This is

Dude. This is PortableApps.com, not a warez site. John, and the rest of us, keep things legal and are proud to do it.

If you're going to try and peddle warez here, go do it someplace else.

Mod, please delete this guy's comment...

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

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no link to warez

he didnt post a link so it doesnt go agianst the rules as far as i see.

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No, but...

No, he didn't post a link, but the post goes against the whole spirit of PA.c - it's essentially undermining the values John has worked so hard to put into the site.
John's whole policy is, AFAICT, "honesty is the best policy, even if you can't have what you want"; this warez-toting guy clearly has no problem stealing things (although it's a free app, the license violation makes it stealing IMHO).
Maybe I'm overreacting, but I think John has created a standard for PortableApps and the rest of us need to live up to that standard. The fate of MeowMix's comment will show us who's right - if the comment stays, I guess you're right and only explicit warez links get deleted; if the comment gets shredded by a mod, my more stringent thoughts are accurate.
We'll see what the mods say...

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

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Since you insisted

You're over reacting.

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Sorry :(

Well, my apologies... Sad
(If you want to delete my comments from the thread, go ahead...)

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

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Thank you Tim

I agree with you.

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If you want it portable,

If you want it portable, install Mojopac to your device, then install iTunes to your MojoPac. Or just do the same with QEMU. Hope that helps Smile

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i have had

a portable version of itunes once

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Not in your lifetime

Ain't gonna happen

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yeaman

im telling you!! i had one that worked for a while but it ended up getting corrupted.

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i belive you had some hacked version

it doesnt count seeing as it corrupted everything.

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hahah

true true but i know it can exist at least for a short time.

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LMAO!

Man can fly for a short time... but then gravity kicks in. Biggrin

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awh man!!!``

i like that!!1

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are you serious!

i need to try that some time Wink

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man i don't think that will work

we cannot fly

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he is right though

we can fly for a very short time before gravity kicks in. :/ darn Gravity.

Mir lurks off to create a anti gravity gun.

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hahah

well let me know when its done i want to fly.

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Songbird is slow bloatware

sorry but I've tried it on many different portable devices and different computers. Ryan McCue need great accolades for doing such a great job with an utter W.O.F.T.A.M like songbird!!!!!

Flying is easy, just throw yourself at the ground and miss! lol Smile

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Did anybody try the latest

Did anybody try the latest Winamp Portable with his IPod ?
Link: https://portableapps.com/node/21211

I'm really in need of some feed back on this, especially cause I don't have an IPod myself !

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Hack it to the max :)

Drop the iTunes alltogether.
Hack your iPod to run open source jukebox firmware/software in it, and you'll be amazed what else this little device is capable of.

Yeah, that's right, RockBox, check it out!

After the RockBox treatment your iPod will become compatible with everything Smile

I'm just offering another alternative.

Cheers!

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It's possible

Use XENOCODE 2010. It will do it automatically using the function ''Build from template''

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Possible Not Legal

Still it is illegal to modify the Itunes code due to the liscense.

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vitualize iTunes using SPOON STUDIO

gents,
I noticed in SPOON VIRTUAL APPLICATION STUDIO (portable) that iTunes is supported to be virtualized.
Please check it out.

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