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mikebatho
Mar 28, 2005, 04:49 PM
Can I?

I notice when I have an album selected on my ipod through itunes, I don't get the BURN DISC icon in the top right, but the BROWSE icon instead.

I've also found that I can't drag albums from my ipod menu back out into the itunes playlist menu.

Can this be done?



clayj
Mar 28, 2005, 04:57 PM
Not with the iTunes software... this is a concession to copyright, inasfar as it makes it practically impossible to use an iPod to move music from one person's collection to another person's collection.

I think there's some third-party software that can extract music from an iPod onto your hard drive, but I couldn't recommend anything specific.

mikebatho
Mar 28, 2005, 04:58 PM
Ahh, of course. How clever of them...

If anyone knows of some 3rd party sofware I'd be interested....

WinterMute
Mar 28, 2005, 05:10 PM
Ahh, of course. How clever of them...

If anyone knows of some 3rd party sofware I'd be interested....

Copying music that you don't own is illegal and public discussion of it's practice is frowned upon here at Macrumors for obvious reasons.

mikebatho
Mar 28, 2005, 05:21 PM
Sorry, I figured that if I'm paying to download stuff to my ipod, I should be allowed to back it up onto disk.

I realise the thing to do would be burn it before I put in on my ipod, this is an idea I've had after downloading tracks for a few weeks & I already deleted them from the itunes library.

I'm only wanting to backup the stuff I've done up to now.....

Capt Underpants
Mar 28, 2005, 05:23 PM
Sorry, I figured that if I'm paying to download stuff to my ipod, I should be allowed to back it up onto disk.

I realise the thing to do would be burn it before I put in on my ipod, this is an idea I've had after downloading tracks for a few weeks & I already deleted them from the itunes library.

I'm only wanting to backup the stuff I've done up to now.....

You have every right to do this, IMO.

Don't panic
Mar 28, 2005, 05:41 PM
Sorry, I figured that if I'm paying to download stuff to my ipod, I should be allowed to back it up onto disk.

I realise the thing to do would be burn it before I put in on my ipod, this is an idea I've had after downloading tracks for a few weeks & I already deleted them from the itunes library.

I'm only wanting to backup the stuff I've done up to now.....

why would you delete the songs from your itunes library? next time you sinc you will loose all of them!

Mechcozmo
Mar 28, 2005, 06:24 PM
You must keep music in you iTunes library to keep it on your iPod.
Your iPod will only sync with one iTunes library.
If you want to back up the music on your iPod, back up the music in your iTunes library.

mikebatho
Mar 29, 2005, 07:10 AM
What?

I don't keep music in my itunes library. I don't want the space on my hard drive taken up.

I'm not asking for opinions on my reasons for wanting to do this, only help on how to.

In the future, I'll be backing downloads straight onto disc, then putting them on my ipod from there.

I won't be keeping my music in itunes permenantly, as there is no need to. I don't use Itunes for my music, simply a way of loading stuff onto my ipod.

My stereo is for my music when I'm at home, my ipod is for mp3s.

So if anybody does know of some third party software I can use to get my last couple of weeks downloads onto my mac so I can back them up, please let me know....

geese
Mar 29, 2005, 08:12 AM
So if anybody does know of some third party software I can use to get my last couple of weeks downloads onto my mac so I can back them up, please let me know....


Its really difficult to get a straight answer here sometimes! I suggest you goto ipodlounge.com (http://www.ipodlounge.com/), they'll have it somewhere, or tell you where to get it.

mikebatho
Mar 29, 2005, 08:15 AM
Thanks, I'll do that.

I just figured this would be the first place to try, as I've had some very helpful advice on here....

mikebatho
Mar 30, 2005, 06:07 AM
OK, while I wait for an answer on ipod lounge, does anyone here know of some software I can download to back up my music that's strictly on my ipod.....?

Ideally to disc or back out into itunes..?

I don't use sync or whatever you call it......

liketom
Mar 30, 2005, 06:21 AM
i think the software you are after was on ipod lounge at one point , but i'm not sure if apple made them pull it off ?

i am neither for it or against it i'm just here lol

mikebatho
Mar 30, 2005, 06:25 AM
Well, at least that's a lead!! Ha.

Surely they can't completely ban a piece of software like that?

I mean, they could ban cd writers because you MIGHT use it to make illegal copies, but a lot of people want it for perfectly reasonable personal use...

The thought police are among us!!!!

GrannySmith_G5
Mar 30, 2005, 07:04 AM
Ha, go to http://www.versiontracker.com and type in ipod in the search field. You will instantly see a bunch of software for moving songs to your mac among other nifty things.

nef919
Mar 30, 2005, 07:14 AM
What?

I don't keep music in my itunes library. I don't want the space on my hard drive taken up.

I'm not asking for opinions on my reasons for wanting to do this, only help on how to.

Yeah I do the same thing after putting stuff on my iPod I will delete it off my HD. While I still own 85% of the CD's on my iPod I don't want to use up HD space I need for other things on my PB. I personally use Broken Helix (http://clockworkapple.net). Considering that this has been covered here before I am surprised at the reactions you have gotten so far.

mikebatho
Mar 30, 2005, 04:14 PM
I've been looking and downloading from versiontracker, but they all seem to require firewire, whereas I need one thats good with USB for my ipod.

I've just grabbed brokenhelix and am about to try that.

Anyone who has found something that definately works with the USB mini, please let me know.

I'll be back in the morning. This ****** is tiring!!!!

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 04:46 AM
OK, tried brokenhelix...

Is there an application that simply copies certain albums or playlists from ipod to itunes or hard drive, rather than extracting them...?

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 04:53 AM
For USB ipod mini....

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 06:41 AM
Senuti is looking good....

Looks just like itunes....

Anyone used it....?

Chappers
Mar 31, 2005, 07:01 AM
How did you get on?

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 07:13 AM
I don't have my ipod cable with me here in the ofice, but I'll be trying

SENUTI

Later.

Most of the stuff on versiontracker seems to be for firewire...

And broken helix seemed to be actually extracting the songs from my ipod, not copying them...

I did the EXPORT TO ITUNES thing, and it set off straight away, zipping through my ipod, but didn't copy over everything.

I didn't want it too, but couldn't figure how it decided which ones to copy.

I just want to be able to save or drag a few selected albums off my ipod....

hob
Mar 31, 2005, 07:31 AM
Broken Helix does everything you want - USB and Firewire! :cool:

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 07:51 AM
It only gave me 2 options: extract from Ipod or import to itunes.

It didn't ask which songs or playlists I wanted to select.....

Mechcozmo
Mar 31, 2005, 08:57 AM
Set your iTunes library to be on your iPod? :rolleyes: That might actually work if you have <2GB of music...

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 09:15 AM
What??!!

that isn't helping.

I don't sync.

I don't WANT to

technocoy
Mar 31, 2005, 09:45 AM
it's good. I do the same thing you do.. althought i have my music backed-up from time to time on my firewire drive, i don't like to keep it on my powerbook taking up precious space. so when i am working on my computer i listen to iTunes from my iPod. People need to chill. not everyone is a pirate. AAARRRGGHHHH! Maties!

mikebatho
Mar 31, 2005, 03:18 PM
I think I've found the solution.

Download SENUTI from version tracker.

It's exactly what I've been looking for to back up my tracks.

Dead simple and completely effective. I was up & running in seconds. Make sure you read the instructions in HELP first, especially if you SYNC.

You can copy single tracks or albums to a folder of your choice, itunes or both. (check preferences)

Highly recommended.

Thanks for the help. :D :D :D :D :D

omgtr
Jul 16, 2008, 07:47 AM
hey guys, you can try Copytrans (copytrans(dot)net)
it's a useful tool, u can backup a single song from your ipod, or multiple songs and videos or backup your whole ipod ! it also works on iPhone..

gnasher729
Jul 16, 2008, 08:43 AM
Sorry, I figured that if I'm paying to download stuff to my ipod, I should be allowed to back it up onto disk.

I realise the thing to do would be burn it before I put in on my ipod, this is an idea I've had after downloading tracks for a few weeks & I already deleted them from the itunes library.

In that case, you've only got yourself to blame. :mad:

Give Apple a call; they can allow you to download the same files again.

I'm not asking for opinions on my reasons for wanting to do this, only help on how to.
There are three reasons for wanting to copy music from an iPod to a Mac: Having done something really stupid, having really bad luck with backups, or wanting to illegally copy music. I can imagine that you don't _want_ opinions; you still will get them.