I have a recently purchased MacBook Pro with Lion and I want to transfer a video file to my iPod touch. The only problem is this is not the Mac with which my iPod touch library is synced, so I cannot really use iTunes sync feature. What can I do?

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Air Sharing will provide a network drive the Mac can drop files onto so you can view them on your touch.

  • will it use network traffic. I mean outside my LAN. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:49
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    As long as both the MacBook and the iDevice are in the same LAN/WLAN they should be able to connect just fine.
    – nohillside
    Oct 26, 2011 at 5:16

If you're looking for a workaround here, you might be able to use Dropbox. Store the file in your Dropbox account on your Mac, download the iOS client, and star the file as a favorite on your iPod touch. I believe that will cache it on the iPod touch. Then, when you click it, it should play.

You will need a wireless internet connection for the Touch on the first sync, but once it's starred as a favorite, it should be accessible even when offline.

  • I am aware of this workaround but I was more specifically looking for a non-internet thing, the one I can do without internet connection. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:50

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