Sharepod 2.0 Released for Apple iPod

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 16-Apr-2006 21:22

Jeffrey Harris has released version 2.0 of his iPod music transfer software, SharePod. If you are seeking to copy mp3/aac/mp4 files from iPod to PC, forget about paying for software like "iPod Access", "CopyPod" or "Anapod Explorer" - Sharepod does it for free, and whats more, it does it well.

SharePod is freeware (Jeffrey asks for donations to his late night snack fund), and can be downloaded from You simply download the zip file, and unzip the contents directly into your iPod after enabling disk use.

There is no software to install on the PC, and you can simply plug your iPod into any W2K/XP machine, open the iPod drive in Windows Explorer, run the SharePod executable sitting on the iPod itself, and you have full access to your iTunes playlists as well as all individual songs. You can then use SharePod to transfer the files to the host PC.

This makes the software useful if your PCs hard drive crashes and burns, and you need to restore all your music from your iPod, or if you upgrade to a new PC, and need an easy way to transfer your music.

Perhaps you have a collection of music that is not copyrighted, or to which you own the copyright (singers/songwriters/bands) - you could easily plug your iPod into friends & familys PCs to share your music around.

Sharepod is also very useful for attaching to a PC at work to play music, as the software has a built in media player - no transfer of files or installation required on the host PC. Very cool.

From SharePods readme.txt file:
Version 2.0 - Whats new?

    * AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B file import!  The most requested feature for SharePod has finally been implemented!  Now you can copy these file types straight to the iPod without converting
      to MP3 first.
    * Random play mode in the Media Player.
    * Winamp-type song progress bar in the Media Player. Use it to jump to a point in a song.
    * Smart Playlist preservation. Previous versions of SharePod converted iTunes Smart Playlists into standard playlists. Version 2.0+ keeps them as Smart Playlists

10 out of 10.

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Comment by chloe, on 2-Jul-2006 23:37

i have been trying to download sharepod all day and i get this message when i go to the site..

Warning: mysql_connect(): Too many connections in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\\httpdocs\website.php on line 94

Unable to select database

can u email it to me or something please?

or help me somehow?

thank you =)

Comment by James, on 11-Nov-2006 19:48

it says to download you with the following error code:0. It Can't find the locations file from the sharepod website...thanks

Comment by J. C. Brown, on 23-Nov-2006 04:03

I just tried installing it for the third time and it says "Run Time Error 339" Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered. Please let me know what step to take next or what I am doing wrong--Thanks

Comment by Morten, on 24-Dec-2006 01:24

I just tried installing it for the third time and it says "Run Time Error 339" Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered. Please let me know what step to take next or what I am doing wrong--Thanks

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 24-Dec-2006 09:13

Hey guys - I am not the developer of this software, please go to his website outlined above.

Comment by Amanda, on 25-Apr-2007 14:22

I just tried installing sharepod and it says "Run Time Error 339" Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered.what do i do?? i really need to know thanks

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