Thursday, December 6, 2007

SharePod 3.6.3

SharePod 3.6.3 is available!

  • Fixed: Cant select songs from the menu on new iPods for people still affected after 3.6.2
  • Added: 'Part of Compilation' flag to Tag Edit window
  • Fixed: Few small bugs


manu said...

I am aware of some issues with Vista/XP in non-admin mode for copying files to the iPod and will check it out.

Did you fix it? 'cause to me is no not working yet.....

m said...

Can I use with ipod touch?

temo.montoya said...

Thanks for your software.
I have an ipod classic and noticed that resume-play does not work on videos.
For example: If I'm watching a video and in the middle of it I start listening music then when I resume playing the video it starts over from the beginning. That does not happen with videos uploaded with iTunes.

Also cover flow will be nice. Check this about the Artwork database.

Anyways... great software.

Jesus Cardenas said...

Te felicito por tu programa, mi itunes jamas quiso arrancar y tu programa fue una buena opcion. Estoy empezando a programar y es bueno saber que existen personas que hacen un buen software. Congratulations for your SW, it's a good option when you itunes does not work more and fix it..people will be happy..bye

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Wojciech said...

Hi Jeff,

You make so good software.
I have one question, how can I editing covers in tags? When I copy my mp3 files to my iPod, I not see covers. I editing my mp3 tags by Mp3tag ( Always is OK without covers.


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brattmoore said...


Could I use safely this software with my Ipod Classic without the risk of resetting (and losing all my data please ?)

Many thanks for your reply.

lufc_ginge said...

How do,

The new Sharepod seem sto be working just fine with my 160G classic now. Song slection is now working. Cheers jeff, well done mate.

Zincho said...

Hi Jeff,

First of all I want to congratulate you about this soft, is just simply great. I have used sharepod since a while and it's simply awesome.

One question, I just recently buyed an Ipod touch and I want to know if youre planning to include support for this ipod in the next sharepod version?

Thanks again for your efforts

Best regards

LONG said...

Hi Jeff,

I ma still not able to drag and drop files using Sharepod and Vista Ultimate x64. Have not tried Vista x86 though.

Is there anything that I did wrong?? Running as Admin or oterwise does not help.

marty said...

just a question - I have a new IPOD but I can't install Itunes because Quicktime keeps having an error. I put SharePod onto the IPOD and it works great getting music on the IPOD (I can see it in MY Computer) The proble is the IPOD says there is no music on the IPOD. Can you advise where I should put the music in the ipod folders and how it must be named in order for the IPOD to allow me to play it? thanks, Martin in Perth

torgosPizza said...

Jeff, thanks for the bug fixes. Your software is excellent. Wondering if you could add support for m4b (bookmarkable audiobook format) since you have m4a in there already.

Keep on rockin, man!

Phil said...

I have an 80 gb classic, 6 months old. I am getting this error message.

"iTunes has locked the iPod database. Please wait for iTunes to finish synchronizing"

Any help?

clint1920 said...

Hello nice job
Only one problem : When i copy mp3 files to my ipod, everything is good but i can't see covers in my ipod.

Any idea ?


Richard said...

SharePod 3.6.3
Ipod Classic 160Gb 1.03
When I drag and drop a track that has a non-numeric Track# in the ID3 tags SharePod crashes fatally and has to be killed by the Task Manager
Apart from that, SharePod is a GREAT program! THANKS :D


FusionStream said...

hi.. sorry about this but i have no idea where to post a "feature request"...

anyway, it's: ability to add Smart Playlists..


SJ said...

Brilliant Itunes-Alternative!
Thank you for your tool - really good work!

I use it since 1 week and now you should deserve a paypal-donation.

I wish you all the best for the next year and many greets from germany,

Raul said...

Hello Jeff!
Man, congratulations for your SharePod. Is a *wonderful* hobby; work on that during your free-time, helping many iPod owners unsatisfied with iTunes. SharePod is the only free way to use my device with my jurassic Windows 98! But... I'm using the 3.6.3 version and I still can't pass *.aac to the iPod. What's happening? Thank you and gratz for the job again!

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Raphaël said...

Hi !
Congratulations, SharePod is a very useful software with a nice GUI.
I don't know where to post about bugs, so I'll post it here.
There are issues with songs sorting : the main sorting criterion is not the last column I clicked on. For example, if I click on "Album" and then on "Artist", the artist name should be uses as first criterion, and then "Album" if the artist is the same.
As a result, when I open SharePod and click on a column header, I'll never be able to sort the songs with another column later...
Sorting is probably not your priority, but don't hesitate to ask me if you need more info.


Tom said...

just upgraded from an ols version of sharepod...great programme thanks!
can you get it to create folders for genre / artist etc on this new version?....I really liked that in the old version..
Thanks again

FusionStream said...

To Raphael:

Just below the song track listing, there is a yellow boxy area. It shows you the current sorting method.

There is also a "hyperlink" where you can reset the sorting order.

Bakalla said...

I really love your SharePod at first sight, but one thing irritates me: Why cant i delete Podcasts from the Ipod? It always just says "You cannot delete Podcast tracks"...

SS said...

Hey, I'm having a problem. Whenever I try to open SharePod, this window pops up saying that "iTunes has locked the iPod database. Please wait for iTunes to finish synchronising." And then SharePod is "forced" to close. The thing is that I don't have iTunes on my computer. And this hasn't happened before, so I don't know what to do.

Help, please? *puppy eyes*

paulgrobertson said...

Sharepod does not format its window correctly on my winxp system. Tool bar icons and text are big and overlap. Right pane contents only fill 2/3rds of window frame. Cant see all contents of some dialog boxes. I suspect the problem is that I have windows display set to large, (see: controlpanel display settings advanced general dpisetting large). I think sharepod is not correctly adjusting for this. Please take a look. Thanks.

FusionStream said...

It's likely you had iTunes installed previously?

I have had the same problem on occasion. I usually fix it by running iTunes and then closing it again. (Note: I have "run iTunes when this iPod os connected" disabled and "Manually manage music" enabled)

Then again, sometimes I don't even see this problem. If running and then closing iTunes is not an option for you, try (safely) removing the iPod and then reconnecting it.

calculatoare_romana said...

Hi there,

I saw you application and SDK and I'm impressed, but i can't use it. I took a look at the FAQ and i saw there that the GetConnectediPod() method is looking for this file 'iPod_Control\iTunesDB'. I used Jailbreakme to be able to install some neat applications on my iPod touch. I quickly installed a file browser on the iPod and looked for the file. I saw that on my iPod is located in '~\Media\iTunes_Control\iTunes\iTunesDB' ~ being the root.
Can anyone tell me if this is can be fixed?

SS said...

Fusionstream: YES, it worked. Thank you! :D

dlm04e said...

Hey, question. I dl the program copied all the files to my new computer, but they will not play anywhere with any program. Any suggestions?

dlm04e said...

ps please reply to my email addy. thanks :)

FusionStream said...

dlm04e: Firstly you have not given your email add. Secondly you could just subscribe to this page so you will be notified of a reply. And thirdly, I have no idea what you are trying to say.

star said...


Thanks for your software, but I search for a french translation. I can help to translate in french.

dlm04e said...

I have copied all the files from my ipod to my computer. they are all in .mp3 format, but they will not play on my computer using winamp, wmp, i tunes etc. what i am asking is do you know of any reason why they wont play?

the P.I.N.G.O. said...

How can I Adjustment the

Volume ??????


Errico said...

Sharepod works great even with win2000 and the new nano that is not supported by iTune.
The only problem I have is with video.
The same video that I am able to transfer on my nano with iTune has problem with Sharepod.
The video is trasferred on iPod and I see it on the video menu of my iPod but if I try to play it, nothing happens.
I will do other tests with XP and I will let you know.

FusionStream said...

Errico: It's probably a problem with the video itself. I myself had some problems a while back with a video i converted. Played fine on Windows but jammed up on my ipod on loading. Had another one that would show a black screen for a bit and then return back to the menu. Re-encoding them helped.

Errico said...

Than you for your reply.
I tried with different videos all encoded with the same program "Super" and I have always the same behaviour: black screen for a while and then back to the menu.
What program do you use for conversion?
The same videos are correctly loaded with iTunes

FusionStream said...

Yea! I used to use Super too! I remember having problems with it although when I try to recall the issue, I can't remember if it was due to the encoder or my not setting it up correctly. In any case, I made the switch to ImTOO Ipod Video Converter. With the exception of same audio sync issues with certain file types, it works like a charm.

Fabio said...

Hello Jeff,

first of all...THANK YOU!!! I hate Itunes and i love Sharepod. Since now I used poddox, but it doesn´t copy videos. Now my question: does exist a function to copy pictures? i can´t find it? I wonder because videos are there and fotos not?
It´s my fold?
Thank a lot again!

P.S.: If you want i can translate the buttons in German and Italian! Let me know!

Fabio said...

Hello Errico,

I use videora! Perfect! Try it!

FusionStream said...

Some of the cool features that Sharepod does not support yet includes transferring of photos and smart playlist creation/modification.

But I'm sure it'll come soon cuz other programs like GTKPod have already cracked it.

Azali said...

Is there a way to batch edit the TV Show tags?

For Example, if I have 150 episodes of Bleach, I can use SharePod but to put them into the TV Show category, but I still have to add the what TV Show it is for each episode separately.

Any fix for this?

Errico said...

I was able to load with sharepod video encoded with Super.
The problem was the file extention, Super uses capital letters for file extention, like this video.MP4. I modified in video.mp4 and now everything works fine. I saw that iTunes too changes the file extention in lower case.
Sharepod is really a great program!
I can get rid of iTunes

FusionStream said...

Hmm... that is very very interesting...

BadMange said...

One bug that's been present in every SharePod version since (when I started using it) is the Year tag showing 0 when I transfer music, podcasts and videos to my 5G iPod video (using XP Pro, SP2). I make sure all tracks are tagged properly and sort albums by year using Rockbox, but always have to populate the Year tag when I transfer music files with SharePod. It's like Sharepod is stripping the Year tag when files are transferred to the iPod. I'd appreciate it if you would take a look at this bug at some point and hopefully get it corrected. I love SharePod and am grateful for all the frequent updates and new features!

Paul said...

Hi- love your SW, works well on my old shuffle and 80gig Video.
One weird/annoying thing is that on my shuffle everything plays at about one third of the volume that it should, and I can't find a fix. I thought the Utility has the ability to sort this but can't seem to do it with Version 3.6.1
Any ideas buddy?

blup said...

Congratulations for your job.
Sharepod it's a great software!!...

Thank you so much!

gr said...

I am using v3.6.3 and I can't seem to figure out how to re-order tracks or videos on a given playlist. I read it was a new feature since 3.3 (see below) but I don't see how to do this. Help?

"Drag tracks up and down playlists to re-order them (this is the most requested feature!)"

adam said...

Hello! Thank you for a wonderful product. I've already donated as I encourage every user to do so.

Everything in Vista RTM works EXCEPT for copy to iPOD. I'm using a 5G 60GB Video iPOD. I've tried many, many times now and every time get "SharePod has stopped working..."

I used my girlfriend's XP SP2 machine and it worked without error.

I tried upgrading .NET to 3.5, hot fixes, patches, etc. Nothing works on Vista.

Help! I love your program.


Eirinn said...

I have the same problem as Adam. Sharepod 3.6.3 cannot copy a file from a Vista machine, but plugging the same iPod into an XP machine works fine.
Sharepod will load on Vista, and show the tracks, but it will crash if a file is copied to it.
Also, drag-and-drop doesn't work - the cursor changes to a "no" circle. The same file can be dragged just fine on XP.

Katy said...

I'm having the same the problem as many other people.
I cannot seem to drag-and-drop music files from my computer to the IPOD using Sharepod 3.6.3. Whenever I try to drag in files, the cursor changes to a black "not allowed" circle. I am using Window Vista.

LiamD said...

I have a ipod classic and have dowloaded sharepod. I keep getting a error message saying there is no recognized ipod plugged in. Does this mean i have no administration rights? If 'yes' how do i go about getting admin rights so i can use my ipod on multiple pc's? or is there a work around?

Andre said...

Could you add the following?

* - Pause playing when computer is locked
* - Shuffle in a playlist doesn't stay in the playlist
* - Minimize to systray and mouse hover gives display of what is playing.


Charles said...

Love this program - it is very convenient and nicely laid out.

The only problem I am having with it is a recurring unhandled exception error (object reference not set to an instance of an object). The error log is attached below. If I click Continue, I am able to proceed with the program; however, the error pops up every few seconds, depending on what I am doing. For example, if I am copying files off the iPod, it will not pop up an error box unless I Alt-Tab to another application.

I am using the most recent version of the program, and all my .NET libraries are up-to-date.

Again, thanks for the neat program.

************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at SharePodLib.Parsers.iTunesDB.Playlist.get_Name()
at SharePod.Controls.PlaylistsListbox.a(DrawItemEventArgs A_0, Playlist A_1)
at SharePod.Controls.PlaylistsListbox.OnDrawItem(DrawItemEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.WmReflectDrawItem(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///F:/SharePod/SharePod.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///F:/SharePod/SharePodLib.DLL
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///F:/SharePod/Interop.SHDocVw.DLL

Waqas said...

I'd like to see a "remove duplicates" option!

And when's the next update coming mate?