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Saturday, July 17, 2010

SharePod 3.9.6

SharePod 3.9.6 is now available.

Updated: UI updates to follow modern Windows UI conventions
Fixed: Cross-thread issues which caused random crashes often when copying files
Added: Doesnt run as administrator in Vista/Win7
Added: We can now drag-drop files to and from Explorer
Fixed: Songs sometimes imported into iTunes with 'Remember position' checked
Added: Detection of iOS4

I know everyone is waiting for full iOS4 support, but there are a couple of changes Apple has made which I haven't figured out a way around yet. So 3.9.6 will not let you make changes to an iOS4 device.

94 comments:

Thom said...

Hi There, i'm a big fan of you and just despise itunes. but i am having trouble, just downloaded the latest version and cannot upload photos from the pc to the itouch. no dragging helps and there is no function when you have photos selected to upload. please help

Pluss said...

Hi there, there seems to be a problem with my sharepod.

I can't upload anything fram sharepod to my iphone.
I have a iphone3gs and have updated my itunes.

The message i get sound like this.

" Ipod not fully supported.
Your ipod (iphone_ITouch4, database version 48) is not writable.
All ipod updated features are disabled, but you can still copy files to your computer.

Sharepod 3.9.6, ipod type Iphone_ITouch4"

Please give me some advice.

P.S

Its an awsome program, thx for giving us a better program than itunes.

Jeff said...

Thom - SharePod currently only supports backing up photos to your computer, not the the other way round.

Pluss, as the post says, I havent been able to figure out iOS4 support yet, which is why SharePod wont let you make any changes to an iOS4 device.

Pluss said...

Thx for the quick reply jeff

I'm looking forward to the next update. :)

Keep up the good work, you are doing us all a very big favour :)

Joshua said...

Hey Jeff...have you been able to figure out how to add Coverflow album covers to the tracks?

I am greatly anticipating iOS4 support! Thanks for the great work :)

codrin antonovici said...

hope to get by with os4 soon, i simply hate this itunes crap...great progam

hubecker said...

Hey Jeff. Thank you very much for "SharePod". Great work!
I'm looking forward for iOS4 support, too.
Greetings from Germany

Hubertus

toilet said...

I wish I didn't love the iPhone sometimes. Main reason? As a company Apple are total dicks.

Oliver said...

First, I'd like to say thankyou for developing Sharepod.

Secondly, I have a bug report - I get an error after loading Sharepod 3.6.6 on Windows Vista:
System.IO.IOException: Access to the path 'C:\Windows\TEMP\SharePodLib\Sessions\JQ5490HDSZ9' is denied.
at System.IO.Directory.DeleteHelper(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive)
at System.IO.Directory.Delete(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive)
at ag..ctor(IPod A_0)
at SharePodLib.IPod..ctor(DeviceFileSystem A_0, IPodLoadAction A_1)
at SharePodLib.IPod.GetConnectedIPod(IPodLoadAction action)
at o.a()

When running as an administrator, it works correctly.

Jeff said...

Oliver, try to manually delete your C:\Windows\TEMP\SharePodLib\ folder, then run SharePod again.

Oliver said...

Aha, that fixed it. Thanks. If I'd thought about it I could have fixed it myself, so sorry for bugging you. Once again, thanks for your excellent piece of software.

kinger251285 said...

Hi Jeff

Top programme helped me recover most of my itunes music. However i am having trouble copying the playlists or music over to itunes!! Whenever i do a full backup or even a single playlist i get the following message 'failed to copy to itunes' can you please help??

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lachlan said...

Hi Jeff,

Cheers for your great product!!

Does it work on ipad?? (or do we have to wait for iOS4 update?)

regards,
Locky

Pluss said...

Hi Jeff

Not to be so unpation, but can you tell us when the next version is coming?

Tumbs Up :)

~ said...

Hey, thanks for this great software. I'm experiencing a problem with version 3.9.6, where all previous versions (for the last year or so) have worked flawlessly for me.

I recently transferred some mp3s to my iPod touch 2G (iOS 3.1.2). Now when I go to listen to them on my device, the "Music" app crashes often and repeatedly. Also, the listing of songs has many blank spaces in it.

Do you have an idea what the problem might be? Should I run iTunes to repair the database or something?

Thanks again, this has always been a great program for me. Very appreciative of your work!

Vanassi said...

Waiting for the new version. Great work Jeff. Greetings from Brazil.

TomD said...

Cool program, I have just two questions:
Is there any support for audiobooks planned?
Do you think it is possible to ever run it under mono? I'd really like to see this running under Linux, because all other Linux iTunes Substitute don't get the hashing of the dbase right...

Tim said...

Hey Jeff, I found the download of SharePod.zip quite slow on your server. I would like to offer you a fast mirror (located in France, Europe), Location: http://nzb.scriptersirc.net/SharePod.zip

Let me know if you're interested in displaying the download mirror on your website, then i'll give you my email so you can mail me if there's a new version online ;)

yalooze said...

Jeff,

Long time SharePod user. First time commenter.

No questions to ask, no bugs to report, no features to request.

Just wanted to say, SharePod is amazing and it's made my life a whole lot easier for years now! I get asked a lot, from all sorts of different people, what the best free software is to get music on and off your iPod. First thing I do is send them a link to your site.

Nice one. And thanks again.

Vash said...

Jeff! Thanks for the awesome program but I got something weird to throw at you. I know you said that for now there is no OS4 support and that is the reason for the unable to upload songs and stuff. It's weird but I plugged in my Ipodtouch (OS4) the other day with sharepod ver 3.9.5 and I was actually able to move over songs. After that I then opened Itunes (Even though I hate it) to fix all the music information. After I did that I closed Itunes and downloaded the new update of sharepod (3.9.6) and then it stopped working... So it's weird that I was actually able to add files before I opened itunes with 3.9.5... Just wanted to let you know maybe you might discover something with that info! Keep up the great work!

Mark said...

WARNING IPAD USERS
installed and run it with my IPAD, and after that... songs do not show up... and even worse, Itunes says go back to factory setting.
THANKS.

You should have said somewhere that IPAD is not supported.

Gwinnith said...

Jeff...DUDE! Thank you so much for coming up with SharePod...from now on, this is *definitely* on my list of must-have software. I recently misplaced a CD-ROM on which I kept a backup of the MP3s on my creaky old 4th generation iPod, and I didn't relish the idea of paying for the tracks a second time. I wasn't sure that SharePod would even work on my faithful old player, but...voila! I managed to download all the tracks, and even put new tracks on without having to mess around with iTunes. Consider me a fan!

Carl said...

hmm... I still can't drag and drop using W7 Home Premium. I wonder what I'm missing.

Eloy said...

I have a solution if you're running iOS 4. Download sharepod 3.9.5, add some music. Close sharepod and now open iTunes. Just play a song from your iphone and the music will be synced.

(it works for my jailbroken iPhone 3GS 4.0.1)

Pluss said...

hmm, jeff havent said anything for a long time.

Is sharepod at the end? it seems so...tobad :(

wulu said...

wee I can drag'n'drop over the network and dont need 2 run it as administrator -
a BIG THX 2 Jeff

Vanassi said...

Like Mark's, my iPad is also screwed by SharePod. Ipad users, DON'T RUN SHAREPOD TO WORK IN YOUR DEVICE! Jeff, please, tell this in the post. Thks from Brazil.

Stepcrazy said...

hey man

all i can say is keep up the good work and your program is the only program i support/use for my ipod transferring.

Hope the issues with os4 dont get in the way for too long.

Props on the work so far

Darragh said...

Guys, LOVE Sharepod but for those of you who can't wait for iPhone 4 compatibility, check out CopyTrans Manager. Also free and works with iPhone 4. Pretty slick also.

Blood-Keeper said...

Very nice !!! I have an iPod touch 2G with iOS 4.0 with iTunes 10 and it work great for backup my music !!! I did not even try other features so i don't want to crash something so i wait for the new full release !

Latex Chameleon said...

OK you fuckers...someone borrowed my iphone to grab some songs off of it, used sharepod, and now my phone is screwed. It fucked up all of my songs, and then left a 2.5GB crapfile on it, so I can't sync it with itunes to fix it.

Fuck all y'all.

Big said...

Latex - Blame ya friend. Probably on crack yeah? it was probably a mistake on their part. There are no issues like what you've mentioned. You do have a backup right or are you farked?

Jones said...

I've been using this app all summer long and am ready to throw down some bucks for all the hard work.

This random mode has to take a dive though. It was cool at first but now it's fucking annoying!

Suggestions?

graphicman said...

hi,
are you getting any closer to resolving the OS4 issue - lost all my video and pic uploads - patiently waiting for a fix -

Google said...

When will you make a sharepod that is compatable with the iPod Nano 6th Generation?

Alexandru said...

Today was the second time that sharepod screwed up my iphone's database... And I noticed this only happenes when I click the eject button (witch I thought would be ironically safer...).When I (usually) just close sharepod it syncs for a sec one last time before it fully closes,not on eject though...So,BUG!?

Alexandru said...

Today was the second time that sharepod screwed up my iphone's database... And I noticed this only happenes when I click the eject button (witch I thought would be ironically safer...).When I (usually) just close sharepod it syncs for a sec one last time before it fully closes,not on eject though...So,BUG!?

Alexandru said...

Sorry for the double-post...My bad!

Vanassi said...

iPad users, to fix the crash caused by SharePod in your devices, try to download CopyTrans Manager and make some changes on your playlist. After sync, try to connect with iTunes. That procedure worked for me and fixed all the troubles. \o/

JD said...

Hey there.

I just wanted to create a playlist on the iPhone with SharePod, but I don't have the "New Playlist" and "Delete Playlist" buttons.

Please help!

Sven said...

Hi, I have a problem with m4b files.
First, there is mask to choose m4b files. I have to use "*.*".
Second, if I import the mp4 file all chapter are gone. If I imoprt the files via iTune everything works fine.
Doesn't sharepod support m4b files or do I something wrong?

ushioetora said...

Sharepod 3.9.6
Ipod connect
Error message:

System.NullReferenceException: Riferimento a un oggetto non impostato su un'istanza di oggetto.
in w.c()
in SharePodLib.IPod.Refresh()
in SharePodLib.IPod..ctor(DeviceFileSystem A_0, IPodLoadAction A_1)
in SharePodLib.IPod.GetConnectedIPod(IPodLoadAction action)
in o.a()

Kowalczyk said...
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vayacondiosamigo said...

I noticed that I am not the first one to have this problem. Every time I tried to back up all my files and then go into itunes, I get a message that says invalid/damaged library file. It will not import my playlists at all. HELP!!!

D said...

Can anyone help me with this plaese.
I cannot transfer tracks from my PC to iTouch.
Your iPod (IPhone_ITouch4, database version 50) is not writable.

All iPod update features are disabled, but you can still copy files to your computer.

SharePod 3.9.6, iPod Type IPhone_ITouch4

D said...
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Emerald said...

You're a god. Thought you should know. Sent a heartfelt donation. I sorta love you ;)

J/k, but seriously, thanks a ton, and hopefully you can snag a nice lunch on me.

m said...

hi, i've used sharepod in the past with no problem but now after losing all my itunes music again am unable to properly import the music into itunes..
I have itunes version 10 and have once managed to get about 700 of 900 songs onto itunes but with no playlists or play counts. i reinstalled both sharepod and itunes and now whilst copying music to my computer get the message 'copied tracks couldn't be imported into itunes.'
Any idea what could be causing this? Any help is greatly appreciated :) thank you.

SoulMedic said...

As a reluctant BlackBerry to iPhone convert, I can safely say that I have survived only due to SharePod. I despise iTunes and have used SharePod almost exclusively since day one.

Thank you, thank you!

I anxiously look forward to iOS4 support!

Awesome software. The only reason I have remained with the iPhone for the last year.

Andres.

andre said...

Hi there,

i am currently having a problem running SharePod 3.9.6 when using my IPhone 3G (16GB). SharePod begins to startup/serching for device but it never moves past the "Loading" screen. i have tried using it directly on my P.C. as well as attempting to run it directly from my flash drive without much success. I am using the most current version of Itunes (Itunes 10) but i am wondering if you may have any advice in resolving this issue.

===============================
SharePodLib Version: 3.9.6
===============================
Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
iPhone support enabled
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceNotificationSubscribe: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceConnect: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceIsPaired: 1
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceValidatePairing: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceStartSession: 0
IPhoneConnector: StartService (AFC): 0
IPhoneConnector: AMSInitialize: 0
IPhoneConnector: StartService (Notifications): 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceStopSession: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDeviceDisconnect: 0
IPhoneConnector: AFCConnectionOpen: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDObserveNotification: 0
IPhoneConnector: AMDListenForNotifications: 0
iPhone/iTouch connected
iPod found, profile: iPhone

monica said...

hello Jeff.
I must say thankyou. I never really understood itunes. I downloaded sharepod a year a go for my IPOD SHUFFLE and it worked just fine, but recently my boyfriend got the IPOD SHUFFLE 2gb model A1373 and tried to use sharepod from my computer as well. He did format it first with Itunes and was able to listen to the songs imported from itunes but when importing songs with sharepod we only get the msg "pls use itnes to sync music to this ipod" could you give us a hand here pls. thks in adv.

Jan said...

Why is it that I can only play songs in Random Mode when using the player??? Not talking about playlist....

JB

andreneal510 said...

Hi there again!,

I just recently left a blog on how i was having a problem getting SharePod to run properly... well as you probably already suspected it was clearly an issue of:

User Error! lol.

Sharpod 3.9.6. is working just fine for me now that i got my act together. thank you for a great tool.

regards.

Renato Grimm said...

Copying music to my computer get the message 'copied tracks couldn't be imported into itunes.
Ipod Touch.

PLEASE HELP???? Help

srandy said...

Hi

I have been happily using 3.8.9. I hate iTunes for at least one reason; the way it treats upper case and lower case as different and of course not being able to back up your device!

I have now downloaded 3.9.6. Is there a minimum requirement of iTunes version / iPod version that is required or works best with. I have an iPod classic (160gb)

Jessica W. said...

Hi I've only used SharePod once, and it was epicly amazing, so I thought about it today and I tried to use it.

It recognized my iPod, synced it up, and then said "Sharepod is not working" and shuts down. I've tried it multiple times and it always says that.

Did I do something wrong? Or would you know how to fix it?

Duyen said...

Hi, I can't add anything to my Ipod touch (3gs 8gb)
i always get the message:

Your iPod (IPhone_ITouch4, database version 49) is not writable.

All iPod update features are disabled, but you can still copy files to your computer.

SharePod 3.9.6, iPod Type IPhone_ITouch4

How come it doesn't work : O iTunes doesn't work for me anymore, so i really hoped sharepod would...

Rage said...

Hi, thanks for this program! Is there a way to use this program to transfer podcasts I download directly to my ipod to my computer? Thanks again!

Beate said...

hey,
love your program and use it all the time, but there is one major bug - at least on my computer.
the sorting function of your program just doesn't work for me. Actually, I don't even see the damn yellow bar below my playlist. I've got a bigger grey area where's nothing in it, just below the tracklist, where the sortingbar is supposed to be.

Besides that sharepod runs fine.. I can copy, dl, backup, everything. But the friggin bar is not there and I would LOVE to get it back. especially when remembering that everyone else can see and use the bar.

btw: I'm on win7 x64, sharepod 3.9.6, no UCA, net framework installed, etc...

would be more than grateful for a little help.

Venfeat said...

thanks for the software, i've been looking for something like this for months, tired of trying mediamonkey and similar bs.
It worked fine, windows 7 ipod shuffle.

sotirg said...

Gracias por el software. La nueva versión de itunes crea conflicto :(

infinite said...

just got a new ifone4 and itunes 10.1 and it broke my sharepod. will not even open now. 'sharepod has encountered problems and needs to close' ;_____;

Taylor said...

Hello! I am a fan too! I used the sharepod once, but now, when I open it it says it is finding my iPhone and then another screen pops up and says that it is not responding and to either debug or close the program. If I close the program it goes away, if I chose debug it freezes everything and then I have to restart my computer. Is there some way I can use the program and get past these pop-ups? Your help is very much appreciated and I will donate to your cause!

Carlos Manuel said...

Hi, someone can help me?

Im try to open the sharepod 3.9.6 and i get this error report...

Description:
Stopped working

Application Name: SharePod.exe
Application Version: 3.9.6.0
Application Timestamp: 4c41a507
Fault Module Name: mscorwks.dll
Fault Module Version: 2.0.50727.4927
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a275a68
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0010b639
Versión del sistema operativo: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Id. de configuración regional: 2058

if someone knows the solution i really apreciate!!

Carlos Manuel said...

Hi, someone can help me?

Im try to open the sharepod 3.9.6 and i get this error report...

Description:
Stopped working

Application Name: SharePod.exe
Application Version: 3.9.6.0
Application Timestamp: 4c41a507
Fault Module Name: mscorwks.dll
Fault Module Version: 2.0.50727.4927
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a275a68
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0010b639
Versión del sistema operativo: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Id. de configuración regional: 2058

if someone knows the solution i really apreciate!!

email: [email protected]

dongmin said...

Dear Thom,

Please support IPAD~ ^^

I really want back up my music..

please give some time for IPAD.

Best regards,

dongmin said...

Dear Thom,

Please support IPAD~ ^^

I really want back up my music..

please give some time for IPAD.

Best regards,

dedansk said...

Damn... not working without itunes under Windows 7 x64 with iPOD 2nd Generation with Firewire.
Hope you'll find time and update SharePod.
Tnaks a lot !!

ERROR-REPORT:
System.OverflowException: Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.
at SharePodLib.Parsers.BaseDatabaseElement.ReadToHeaderEnd(BinaryReader reader)
at ap.a(IPod A_0, BinaryReader A_1)
at g.a(IPod A_0, BinaryReader A_1)
at h..ctor(av A_0)
at SharePodLib.IPod..ctor(DeviceFileSystem A_0, IPodLoadAction A_1)
at SharePodLib.IPod.GetConnectedIPod(IPodLoadAction action)
at o.a()

kleindirk said...

"Hello! I am a fan too! I used the sharepod once, but now, when I open it it says it is finding my iPhone and then another screen pops up and says that it is not responding and to either debug or close the program."

same here ;(
iphone 3gs with ios 4.1 and itunes 10.1

Rafael said...

Hi jeff. How are you?. I have a problem with the sharepod. When I try yo start it, it says a windows error: "Sharepod has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." and the error gives me to options to click on, debug or cancel. So I can't start and use the program.

Wong said...

don't work on Win7 32bit, don't know why, died everytime I tried...

Jason said...

I was able to get around the sharepod has stopped working problem by starting a new debugging session in VS2010. Once I continued past the 1 error and it opened up and is now backing up my music.

InvalidFunctionPointerInDelegate was detected
Message: Invalid function pointer 0x4a8 was passed into the runtime to be converted to a delegate. Passing in invalid function pointers to be converted to delegates can cause crashes, corruption or data loss.

Bill said...

hello . .
when can we expect a version 4 or something new?

SAE said...

@Jason
Can you explain step by step how to do it?

oz said...

If I stop the "Apple Mobile Service" and then start SharePod, it won't crash. But unfortunately it won't see my iPhone 3GS with that service stopped.

oki said...

hey jeff why by me is coming:
Your iPod (IPhone_ITouch4, database version 40) is not writable.

when i want to copy anything?

supersync said...

I got around the delegate error by commenting out the call:

notification = (AMDeviceNotification)Marshal.PtrToStructure(ptr, notification.GetType());
in AMDeviceNotificationSubscribe.

My stuff now works.. but I don't know what that breaks for anybody else.

Gaetan said...

I all, for those who have the problem with "Share Pod stopped working" I removed the file SharePodSettings.xml and now it does work fine.

Hope this helps

Armanen said...

HI Jeff

Sharepod is fantastic!

Been using it ever since I first came across it. But I now have an iPod Touch and am getting the same message about it being 'not writeable.'

Any sign of an update to fix this?

Lyonz said...

Worked almost perfectly yet some songs lost there disk number and some songs were reordered ???

Frankie said...

hey i been useing ur program for a long while and loved it but now sine i have a newer ipod touch it says..... Your iPod (IPhone_ITouch4, database version 51) is not writable.

All iPod update features are disabled, but you can still copy files to your computer.

SharePod 3.9.6, iPod Type IPhone_ITouch4 plzzz help

ward said...

I got an question:

If i put songs on my Ipod, they get there, but I cannot play them, and if i select them, the ipod freezes

Please help

tina said...

i just need to know how to put podcasts on my ipod using sharepod and how do i get a podcast having a whole lot of trouble with itunes due to ios4 software not downloading.my ipod is not an ios4.try to update but cant.please tell me how to get and place a podcast on my ipod touch 2g 16gb

tina said...

please email me bak at [email protected]

993ae6dc-3592-11e0-952e-000bcdcb471e said...

Hallo, just saying that your product is one of the best in the world. Thankyou. I hope that one day I can also have the functionaility to to use the 'copy to ipod' button. I have an Ipod touch Generation 4 ( 4.2.1 firmware )
I am hoping for the day you hAve full ipod touch 4th gen support ^^
Best Reguards .

( Why can you not post the comment as hotmail or anyomonous...I faked the wordpress thingie . )

smoky-eyes said...

Hello there!

Thanks for developing sharepod, it's just awesome, and i have no words to describe the uselessness of itunes.

i have an iphone 3gs and i am wondering why sharepod has just suddenly stopped working? it worked perfectly before but now i am getting the message 'your iphone is not writable...'
every time i want to add/remove music. is it because i updated iphone/itunes or sharepod? is there any way i can go around it?

thanks a lot for all Jeff :)

smoky-eyes said...

@ward

synchronise your ipod with itunes after copying music with sharepod. i had the same problem and it always worked :)

siyer123 said...

hey hello jeff
This is Shankar
I unlocked my iphone3gs last week
now the crap itunes asks me for 10.2 update which \i did but showing some signature issue
So I downloaded sharepod but it gives this error when I try to copy some songs from my pc to iphone
"pod not fully supported.
Your ipod (iphone_ITouch4, database version 48) is not writable.
All ipod updated features are disabled, but you can still copy files to your computer.

please give me a proper solution in this blog and if u can email me at [email protected] that would be gr8
Thanks in advance
Shankar

mondeoDK said...

Great software, and it work like a charm on my iPhone 3gs. However on my Ipad 2 it does not :-(

When adding music to my Ipad, it all goes welle, and the added tracks are visible in copytrans manager (CTM), but when I open the ipad, there are no music or playlists visible on the ipad... I can only see the playlists in CTM. It updates and transfers without any errors, but the music is just not visible once disconnected from CTM. The Ipad is running IOS 4.3.3 due to Jailbreak.

Any suggestions?

mondeoDK

barkingbandicoot said...

Hi!

I have uploaded an album to my iphone but the files do not show up in Itunes. I check the directory using Ifile an the files are on the phone but do just not appear in Itunes! What's going on?

JP said...

I love SharePod, thank you so much for making it free!!! My only problem is it didn't transfer my album artwork. :/

Arturo Gallo said...
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Kosma Terpilowski said...

Hi!
I've got new shuffle 4G. I'm trying to use this sharepod but when i open it shows up an error:
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at SharePodLib.IPod..ctor(DeviceFileSystem A_0, IPodLoadAction A_1)
at SharePodLib.IPod.GetConnectedIPod(IPodLoadAction action)
at o.a()
CAn you help me?