1GB+ file transfering

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by runninmac, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    #1
    I have a 1.2 GB movie on my Windows PC and was wondering if there was a nice (preferably simple) way to get it onto my iBook. I tried hooking up my iPod to the PC and transferring the movie to my iPod but it said the drive needed to be reformatted and I really don't want to go though that. Also I know I could transfer it through AIM but that would take forever and I don't want my cable company getting alarmed (if they monitor this stuff).

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Sounds like networking the two machines together would be the best option (given that you apparently don't have a DVD burner).
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    If this is going to happen often and networking is a pain then I recommend formatting the iPod on the PC. It's a one-off restore that'll lose all your data but you can resync with either the Mac or PC after relatively seamlessly, assuming you don't manually manage the songs on your iPod.

    I have my Macs and PCs networked together but since it's wireless, I use my iPod for all the large transfers. :)
     
  4. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Wow thank you both a lot. I set up a network, which I have been putting off since I thought it would be a pain in the ass but it works great! I probably will reformat my iPod later but I needed to transfer it now because Im leaving for vacation in 6 hours.
     

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