Help - Move AAC from iPod to Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by micvog, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. micvog macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    I recently sold my 12" PowerBook to buy a G5 iMac and would like to get the ~14GB of music off my iPod (20GB 3G) onto the iMac. I know there are a number of programs out there. Does anyone recommend a particular one?

    My first priority is to use the most reliable software (I have heard stories about iPods being corrupted during this process), and secondly to maintain my ratings (~4,000 files - all but ~300 are rated). I have heard of PodManager and iPodRip... any others? What about an AppleScript?
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    PodWorks. It's perfect, I transfered my 3500+ iTunes library to my new iMac and it worked flawlessly. Shareware but worth every penny.
     
  3. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    Thanks munkle!

    I just picked up my iMac and registered PodWorks... it is copying the files now. Looks like a great app and well worth the $8 registration cost.

    Michael
     
  4. chanoc macrumors 6502

    chanoc

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    Terminal

    I once saw the IT guy at work use the shell in 10.2 to move the mounted ipod files to the desktop, d@mn I was amazed! Not sure of the exact shell script though, sorry to get your hopes up. :)
     
  5. micvog thread starter macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    Thanks chanoc. I did find an AppleScript that does this but I don't believe it transferred playlists and ratings; only the songs.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Your songs can be found on your iPod (scattered in "random" directories) through the terminal at:

    /Volumes/Your_iPods_name_here/iPod_Control/Music
     

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