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Accessing the artist and album names off a friends iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MacMosher, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. MacMosher, Jan 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012

    macrumors 6502



    I was wondering if it was possible view the artist and album names off a friends iPod? I have no interest in downloading the files, just viewing (and possibly saving) the folder names.

    If possible I would like to do this so it would work with any of my friends iPods so I can check out what they are listening to (they have no desire to do last.fm or w.e.) without them having to make any changes on their devices.

    Weird question, I know.

    Thoughts? Links that might point me in the right direction?

    Everything I look at says they would have to have disk mode activated. Is there anyway to view the folder names without doing this?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Not if this what you are after. Have you thought of connecting the ipod to itunes. Click on the iPod Music so it shows in iTunes. Print. Choose structure. (list of albums or songs) Choose PDF.
  3. macrumors 6502


    hmm... maybe.

    Maybe I will get a bit more specific about what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to generate some statistics from a group of friends on what they are listening to. So I was hoping to take their perhaps plug in their iPod's and create a program to enter the albums and artists into a spread sheet.

    I'm not sure if the going through iTunes to do this is the easiest approach or not.

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