Getting tracks from my Ipod to my shiny new PB

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iBrockingBEATS, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. iBrockingBEATS macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2004
    im proud to say i have purchased my debut mac computer from the oxford st store last night. and i am a very happy bunny

    i have had my ipod for over a yr and have the 20GB limit almost maxed out, however i have been using my brothers windows pc to upload tracks, and now i want to put all of the tracks that are on my ipod onto the itunes of my new pb.

    i obvisouly dont want to lose any of these tracks (forever!) by mistake so some clear instructions (for dummies) would be most grateful.

  2. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2004
    London, UK
    I know of 2 options – network to your brothers pc and copy all the music into your itunes music folder on your PB.


    go to an ipod site like ipodlounge where you can get shareware (for 10-20 bucks i think) which reveals the hidden music folders on your ipod so you can copy them onto your pb.

    If your brother lives near to you, I would go for the first option.
  3. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    As a newbie to the Mac platform I want to be nice but a word to the wise, in the future use the search function you'll find that this question has been asked a hundred times before.

    The best app to transfer songs from your iPod to your PB (beautiful machine isn't it?!:)) is PodWorks but it is shareware. Another perfectly good alternative is ClockWork Apple, which is freeware. Just follow the instructions that accompany the apps.

    Hope you keep enjoying your new PB! This forum is a great place to come for advice, just remember the Search button!

    Edit: There is no need to reformat your Windows iPod to a Mac iPod. The Mac being a Mac can handle both formats perfectly well, and PodWorks will still allow you to import songs (not sure about ClockWork Apple). I actually prefer to keep my iPod formatted as a Windows iPod, even though I use it exclusively with iTunes on my Macs, just so I can use it as a portable hard disk compatible between Windows and Macs.
  4. iBrockingBEATS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2004
    thanks guys much obliged

    munkle, search function noted...
  5. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    an alternative method is to set up your ipod for disk use, use a program like OnyX to show hidden files and then pull the files off your ipod manually.
  6. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    if the music is still on your brother's computer, just clear the iPod, copy those files into the iPod under the disk mode, copy over to your new PB. then erase those files on the iPod and sync back from the PB.

    no shareware or other apps necessary.

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