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Q: Before purchasing my AirPort Express, I figured that once I had it set up, I would be able to not only stream music from iTunes on my notebook to my stereo, but would also be able to plug my iPod into the USB port and sync it with with my notebook wirelessly. Is this possible or was I a little too hopeful?

- Mogi

A: Yes, you were a bit too hopeful. The USB port on the AirPort Express is designed for you to connect a printer and print from any computer on your network. You can, however, use it for one thing with your iPod: you can charge your iPod by plugging its USB cable into that port. But you cannot sync your music from iTunes via the AirPort Express.

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how do I “unprotect” musicmatch .wma files to the .aac file for Ipods’ library. I tried dragging musicmatch files into my library but it told me that the format needed to be converted but when it tried it could not be done because the format was protected. How can I get around this?

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Can anyone give me the pinouts to the USB connector for the mini iPod? Also for the firewire? Any info much appreciated

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hi there! iv’e recently noticed a problem with my 2nd generation ipod. basically it freezes when it is cradled in the dock connector and playing through a stereo. i,ve had it for just over a year and not noticed the problem b4.

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I have a 15G iPod about 1 1/2 years old.  Recently it either freezes in the middle of the song and skips several songs or freezes completely. SInce this began it also seems that my battery life has shortened considerably. I travel alot and my iPod is a valuable part of my life. Help!

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