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Demon
May 24, 2004, 01:37 AM
hi guys,

just did a boo boo with my iPod.
i bought a new computer and wanted to transfer everything to it, including my thousands of songs in iTunes. Since i have an iPod, i thought that with everything there, i can easily resync it on my new computer and so i did not transfer my iTunes library to the new comp. now that i go and try to resync everything... i found out that i couldn't! i should have realized there's no going back, so now i'm stuck with no music in my laptop.

i do know about the software which allows transfer back and forth. but what's the difference between all of them? also, anyone know of a free, reliable one that will do the job?

thanks.

FightTheFuture
May 24, 2004, 02:48 AM
the four that i know of, ipod access (http://www.drewfindley.com/findleydesigns/ipodaccess/index.html), pod util (http://www.kennettnet.co.uk/software/podutil.php), xpod (http://www.bitcom.ch/products-xpod-e.html) and ipodrip (http://www.thelittleappfactory.com/software/ipodrip.php) are all shareware for between $10-15. its good that apple leaves out certain capabilities sometimes to allow third parties to create good software.

i tried xpod and ipodrip and had a blast on the ipodrip demo. you can do everything with the demo for 15 tries i think, so try it out. you can always get the free tinkertool (http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html) to show your hidden files and drag them into iTunes to add them to your library. plus, you'll wind up using tinkertool for a bunch of other things too. as for the iTMS purchased music, i don't know how that'll work out.

BrianKonarsMac
May 24, 2004, 03:32 AM
its good apple leaves out functionality? are you $!@#*? apple doesn't allow you to access the songs on an iPod because of music piracy. if you don't believe me, ask a genius for a decent answer, the best they could do was look at me and agree it was stupid. also, why would you pay $10-15 for software you can get for free, or just do yourself with minimal knowledge of the Terminal? I forgot what I used two years ago when I had the same thing happen, but it was free and it worked fine. I still can't believe Apple is that shallow, I mean it's not like I can't just store the music as data files and THEN move it over to my computer hassle free. purchased music will work fine if your computer is authetnicated to use it. if not, i don't know what to tell you, other than use HYMN on any music you purchase in the future (removes protective layer).

FightTheFuture
May 24, 2004, 03:54 AM
i guess i am a little $!@#*. the ipodrip is pretty good if you want to use your ipod on several computers. you can manually move a few or a bunch of tracks to your library, it'll give you a layout of the playlists on your ipod as well as allow you to move just a playlist, and it'll also function as a jukebox to play the files off of your ipod without moving them. thats not too shabby for $10.

johnnyjibbs
May 24, 2004, 07:53 AM
Yes, those programs will do nicely. The hack is needed because otherwise the iPod would be a very easy device for music piracy out of the box, or it's seen that way at least.

Demon
May 24, 2004, 01:05 PM
thanks guys,

i'll give all those a try.
i used a few of them before, but i'll see if the freebies work out.
yeah, apple does have it's perks, but i also feel that there are many things they can do better in.
like lowering the price! why do they have such a high premium... not like they actually make their products in the USA...
it's all made in China or Taiwan, come on apple!

sorry... just had to release that. heh... because i can't afford an apple external screen! ;)