How to Sync Music with iPhone/ iPod using Winamp

Some of you out there may not like iTunes as it doesn’t allow you to sync your iPhone or iPod on another pc, if you do so then you’ll end up deleting all the contents in it. There may be several other reasons for hating iTunes. Well, if you’re a person like me who hates syncing his iPhone with iTunes then you have come to the right place. Previously I had written an article on iPhone PC Suite which allows you to sync photos, apps, etc but unfortunately the 2.2.1 firmware isn’t supported by it and hence you can’t sync music but you can certainly do rest of the stuff. As I had mentioned earlier that I would show you a way to sync your music with iPhone or iPod using Winamp, here’s how you get it done:

Firstly, install iTunes. Ah, I know you don’t want to but it just for the USB drivers.

Next, download the latest version of Winamp from here and install it.

Now get the iPod support Winamp plugin to enable you to sync music with your iPhone or iPod.

Once you do the above things you can now start Winamp. Once started connect your iPhone or iPod. You should see your device under the head ‘Devices’ on the left hand side.

Now go to File> Add media to library. Select the music files you want to add to library. You’ll find the added stuff under the head ‘Local Media’.

Now select a particular song(s) from the media and then right click on it and ‘Send to‘ your device. I chose send to ‘Joel’s iPhone’ as that’s the name for my iPhone.

Now on the left hand side under ‘Devices’ click on your device. You should now see the added song. You can move it to a particular playlist my right clicking on it and selecting ‘Send to playlist…’.

That’s it, once done click on ‘Eject’ on the right hand bottom side of Winamp. Once the Sync is complete you can remove your iPhone or iPod.



13 comments for “How to Sync Music with iPhone/ iPod using Winamp”

  • This software is coming up as a hacker tool. It’s flagged by anti virus as pua.hacktool.

  • Steve

    followed proceedure, didn’t get virus notice (didn’t see comment until now).

    Sees iPhone, seems to work, but phone can’t see file.(?)

  • G

    I get a transfer error on sending a song to the device.. below it is says “Unhandled error during copy…” anybody else get this?

  • G

    Never mind…It was failing because the song was playing at the same time…

  • john

    can i use this to remove music also or can u send me a link to do so

  • sam

    well, wen i press send to: iPod, it says syncing. and then just stops, but does not sync anything, this is with movies. and yes, they are the right format

  • John… You can remove the music from the playlist and then try syncing.

    Did you add the movie to the playlist first. If there’s no playlist, it wont sync.

  • Abel

    Umm, should this still work with the iPhone 3.x OS? Because I just tried it and the songs would transfer just fine, Winamp would show all the songs belonging to a playlist but when I check the iPod app on my phone, there’s only the stuff I transfered with iTunes before, and my newly created playlist or the songs in it are nowhere to be found.

  • If you move Apple’s stuff,you need software.
    iPod transfer has another name,ipod copy or copy ipod,same meaning:
    Get your ipod stuff out.

  • Darren

    Hi I have the free version of winamp, the latest one and downloaded the ipod support plugin, now everytime I try and open winamp, it keeps saying winamp has stopped responding and locks up, any ideas, I am going to delete winamp and reinstall as it appears to have started since downloading the iphone plugin

  • Darren

    Have removed winamp, and reinstalled but is still stops responding on me, ever since loading your patch….

  • Alex

    This winamp plugin DOES NOT WORK WITH IPHONES. This is because Apple has deliberately obfuscated access to the music library via any route but iTunes. re:

  • Jeff Burgess

    This is dumb.. There is no point in using winamp to sync songs if you have to install itunes along with it.. Why not just us Itunes? The whole reason I’m trying to sync with another program is because I do not want junk Itunes drivers running on my computer. There’s like 4 different itunes processes running when itunes is installed on a pc. Its complete crap.

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