HELP! How can I transfer music from my iPod to computer?

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    Alright so about two weeks ago, my hard drive on my PowerBook G4 crashed and I had all my music on my iPod. I have no other backups. All of my music is encoded at 256kbps AAC (no iTunes bought songs). I also have album art for every song I have (took me a LONG time).

    Now I have a new hard drive and when I plugged in my iPod, it gives me the option to transfer purchased songs to iTunes. That is not an option since I do not have any bought songs. The other option is to erase and sync. That will not work.

    So my question is, how can I transfer my music from my iPod to my PowerBook? I have found programs like PD+Rescue (http://www.tastybytessoftware.com/PD+Rescue/index.html) but I need one that transfers all my songs (with correct Artist, Album, Genre, etc. labeling) AND ALL OF MY ARTWORK! Will PD+Rescue work and if not, what will that meets my requirements?
     
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    iTeen

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    Senuti is your answer.
     
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    It will transfer them exactly as they are on your iPod, with the exception of Album Art. If your art is not embedded, it won't transfer.
     
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    What do you mean embedded? All of my Album Art is on my iPod.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Did you manually put the art in your songs or did iTunes download it for you?

    EDIT: From your OP it looks like you did it yourself. You should be fine with Senuti
     
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    Well I have a mix of both. If it transfers all of the ones I did myself, then it shouldn't be hard to get the album art for the remaining ones from the iTunes Store. Thanks!
     
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    Ok, I'm getting the impression you have no idea what you're talking about. No shame, I just didn't realize. Your files are not converted when moved from computer to iPod or vise-versa, they are just copied. Conversion is something that happens when importing files from a CD format (WAV, AIFF) to Mp3 or AAC. You are not doing a conversion here, you are simply copying. Use Senuti and everything in the universe will be good. Promise.
     
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    Alright just finished transferring and everything is perfect! Thanks everybody!
     
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    PD Rescue

    I just installed PD Rescue on a laptop I used to use for syncing my ipod. There were almost a thousand songs missing from the library. The progrom in a matter of seconds recognized the missing songs, and I touched the command to "add to Library", and it began and did it flawlessly. This is not a program to be afraid of, and it's well worth the money.
     
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    any free ones that do all of the above?
     
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    Reading the Guide should give you the answer, but Senuti or exPod work for free.
     

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