The program does not support the iPod Classic at all. Backwards compatibility is not taken into account, and Apple does not supply older versions of iTunes. In reality, support staff are not permitted to supply an older version. They recommend purchasing a new iPod. However, there are some workarounds that can help you transfer your music from your old iPod to your new one.
The first thing you need to do is remove all songs from your old iPod. Do this by going to Settings > Music, then scrolling down and clicking on Delete All Music. This will free up space for you to store more songs.
After deleting all your music, connect both iPods together using the USB cable that came with the first iPod. Make sure that the cable is connected properly before starting iTunes.
Now start iTunes and go to File > Get Info > Devices. Here you should see both iPods along with their corresponding IDs. Select the second iPod (the one without any songs on it) and click the Restore button. Now repeat this process with all your other albums, artists, etc. You should now have all of your music on your new iPod.
That's it! Your old iPod will now be completely useless so feel free to throw it out or give it to someone else. As long as they use iTunes they can listen to their music too!
Apple discontinued support for older devices (iAP1), and the iPod classic is an iAP1 device. I'm astounded that anyone still uses an iPod. Click to enlarge... I take good care of my belongings, and they endure a long time. This is an unintended consequence of it. They're made really well and last forever.
ITunes 9 or later is required for the iPod classic. You may use iTunes to import music from CDs and the Internet, purchase songs and other audio and video from the iTunes Store, make customized playlists of your favorite songs, and sync your playlists with your iPod classic. In addition to music, you can also download apps, audiobooks, and movies for your iPod.
The iPod classic has a large screen with a color display that makes playing back videos, photos, and other media easy and fun. The iPod classic also has built-in Wi-Fi support, so you can connect to wireless networks without using a cellular data plan. And it's water resistant, so you can listen to your music while swimming or hiking.
The iPod classic is designed to work with all the same accessories as other iPods. However, because it has no physical controls, you will need a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse to be able to use all its features.
IPod classics are available in black, white, silver, red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. Each model is identical to the previous one on the outside, but they come with different capacities of storage space. For example, the 128GB version cannot be replaced with a larger one; instead, you have to get a new iPod classic to store more songs.
I have a 5th generation iPod, now called "classic" (no such tag when purchased), 80 GB, software version 1.1.2, and it works perfectly with iTunes version 18.104.22.168 running on Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 OS build 18362.418, and it has never stopped working despite all the iTunes and Windows upgrades/changes since the iPod was purchased more than a decade ago. You can still buy new iPods today that are almost exactly like your old one except they use digital technology instead of physical discs, and they work with iTunes and Windows just as well as the first generation Apple iPods did.
Here's what's different about the new models: The screen is smaller and less colorful, there's no built-in camera, and some features such as AirPlay and MFi game controllers don't work anymore. But otherwise, they're identical to a fifth-generation iPod classic in terms of how they interact with your computer. So if you can run iTunes then you can still listen to your music, download new songs, and videos, and update the firmware on your iPod. And if you still have an intact 128-bit Secure WLAN password then you can log into the web interface at http://www.apple.com/ipod/ and change the settings for the iPod from outside of iTunes.
In other words, yes, the new iPods are fully compatible with Windows 10. They may not be able to connect to certain networks or communicate with certain hardware devices but they can still be used with Windows just like any other USB device.
Items from Apple Music cannot be transferred to an iPod classic. The iPod Classic does not support Apple Music. Because Apple Music is a subscription service, it requires an internet connection to guarantee that the membership is still current. In addition, users must be logged in to access their library.