In recent episodes of the Macworld Video we’ve talked nothing but Leopard, Leopard, Leopard. Fascinating as OS X 10.5 may be, it’s time for a break. I provide exactly that break by offering three of my favorite tips for mucking with a manually managed iPod.

Care to learn how to copy media directly from a CD or DVD to your iPod, without adding that media to your iTunes library (which would consume more of your hard drive’s precious capacity)? I show you how.

Have iPods at the office and at home and need a way to copy media from one to the other without adding a smidgen of content to your iTunes library? Check out Tip Numero Dos.

Finally, slick as watching movies on a video-compatible iPod might be, wouldn’t you prefer to view these videos on the larger screen provided by your laptop or desktop Mac? I got your answer right here, pal.

Download Macworld Video #25

• Format: MPEG-4/H.264
• Resolution: 640 x 480 (Apple TV, iPhone & iPod compatible)
• Size: 49.8 MB
• Length: 4 minutes, 22 seconds

Show Notes

I mention exactly one third-party utility in the video—Marcel Bresink’s free TinkerTool. The latest version is Leopard compatible. Even if you don’t use it for the technique described in the video, it’s a wonderful tool for tweaking your Mac.

If you’re the type of person who prefers written instructions along with visual guides, Thursday’s iPod Blog entry covered directly adding media to your iPod.

And hey, check out our new opening! You can thank Chris Manners for the video and GarageBand and my manipulation of same for the music.

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