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How to Sync an iPod with Windows Media Player 12

Updated July 19, 2017

If you've tried to sync your iPod with your music library in Windows Media Player 12, you may have noticed that the program doesn't recognise your device. By default, the program is not compatible with any iPod model. To sync your Windows Media Player library to your iPod, install the MGTEK dopisp iPod plug-in. As of June 2011, MGTEK dopisp is the only iPod plug-in available for Windows Media Player 12 and costs £12.90, though the company offers a free 30-day trial.

Download the MGTEK dopisp iPod plug-in for Windows Media Player from mgtek.com/dopisp.

Double-click the executable file and install the plug-in on your computer.

Open Windows Media Player. You will receive a message asking you to register your iPod with Windows Media Player. Click "Yes" to register your iPod. When the registration process is complete, you will receive a message stating "Your iPod is now registered with Windows Media Player." Click "OK" to restart the program.

Click the "Sync" tab. Your iPod's name will appear at the top of the screen.

Select the files you want to sync from your Windows Media Player library to your iPod. After selecting your files, click and drag them to the "Sync list" pane.

Click the "Start Sync" button. Windows Media Player will sync your selected files to your iPod.

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Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.