About "switching" with an iPod

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Adre, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Adre macrumors newbie

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    I've had my G3 30GB iPod for a month or so. My G5 came in the mail today. I'll be setting it up and all that tommorow. I've got a few questions:
    • Will the G5 be able to read data from my Windows formatted iPod?
    • If so, will I be able to put my music on my G5 from my iPod?
    • Should I copy my music to the iPod's main directory before ditching this PC?
    Reencoding is out of the question; it takes too damn long. Thanks. :)
     
  2. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    Easy solution.

    Grab iPodRip from my website below, plug in the iPod, import all your songs into iTunes and then re-assign ownership of the iPod to your PowerMac G5.

    iPodRip is free for 10 uses, so feel free to use it for this purpose.

    Mat
     
  3. Adre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem with that is your software is for Mac only. My data is on my Windows box. :(
    Thanks anyway.

    Gimme the complex solutions. Gimme gimme gimme!
     
  4. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    All your music is on the iPod right? If so, then my steps work for transferring your music. Windows formatted iPod's are read on Macs quite easily.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    Re: About "switching" with an iPod

    The G5 *should* but I forgot what file system windows-formatted iPods use, NTFS or something else...I know HFS(+) support on Windows isnt available...I guess its NTFS...give the iPodRip thing a try.
    Yeah, all yourmusic should go into your ~/Music/iTunes Library folder or whatever its called.
    But what you should do is network the two computers (btw, its 3G, not G3, G3 is a processor, 3G is third generation) and transfer songs over ethernet, dump them in iTunes, format your iPod so its HFS+ and then transfer songs.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Re: About "switching" with an iPod

    Thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of iPodRip. I just got a replacement Powerbook and was dreading having to rerip all my CDs again.

    I'm a 100 or so songs short but doing 10 albums is much easier than doing 200 of them!

    Great app too - really easy to use!

    Might buy it just to say thanks even if I never have to use it again! :D
     
  7. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: About "switching" with an iPod

    I've always thought it was FAT32. Looking on iPodlounge confirms this.

    OS X will read a FAT32-formatted drive, so give iPodrip a try.
     
  8. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows formatted iPod's are Fat32 (iTunes has to do some coaxing from NTFS system to change the file names which is quite annoying IMHO).

    If any of the above doesn't help, feel free to give me an e-mail at support@thelittleappfactory.com and I can give you a helping hand in whatever you want.
     

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