How do i transfer music from PC to Ibook?

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  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    How do i transfer the music from my PeeCee to my ibook? The music on my pc is not in itunes, i dont know if that makes a difference. Do i have to put all my music on the pc into itunes for windows?
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    What format is the music in? If it's in wma, you'll need to convert it first to an MP3 or AAC (you can do this in iTunes). If it's MP3s, then you can just transfer them over without first putting them into iTunes on the PC

    How much music are you talking about? If it's not too much, just burn a few data CDs and then drag them into iTunes on the Mac. If it's a lot, you might want to try creating a small network and transferring them over that way.
     
  3. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    When I got my iMac I transfered my music from my PC over a network. It wasn't too hard to set up.
     
  4. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    About 3000 songs. I have no idea how to set up a network. Oh and i think they are all mp3's.
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Does your PC have either an Ethernet port, a FW port or a wireless card? If a wifi card, does your Mac have wifi too?
     
  6. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My ibook has airport extreme. My pc has an ethernet port but its connected to the cable modem right now. It also has usb but no wireless card. It does have fire wire but i dont know if its 800 or 400 and i know my ibook only has 400.
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Easiest thing to do is probably get a crossover Ethernet cable and, unplugging your cable modem, link the PC and Mac together with it - there are lots of threads here about networking the PC/Mac like this.

    Then you should be able to just transfer the files from one HD to the other. Alternatively, if you have an external HD handy, you could send the files via FW to it and then pick them back up on the Mac.

    Here's a step-by-step that you may find useful
    Transferring files from PC to Mac
     
  8. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    once you get both computers connected on ethernet (wireless or not) you can also check edesigns sticky network post here

    Cheers, Good luck
     
  9. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Man that all looks really complicated. Maybe ill just burn the songs i really want onto disks. Then just load them up and copy them from cd's onto the ibook.
     
  10. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    :eek: ;)
    just give it a try, you'll see it's not that complicated.

    share the folders on your windows machine and go to the 'network' on your mac. It'll be a few klicks away.

    Don't go wasting CD's :p ;)
     
  11. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea your right. Im gonna try and figure it out.
     
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    It doesn't need to be crossover, iBooks have auto-sensing ports :)
     
  13. Applespider macrumors G4

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    i knew the iBook did - wasn't sure if the PC end needed it. Good to know!
     
  14. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    I just transfered 8 GB of MP3s and AAC files from my PB to my PC using a firewire cable. I enabled Windows filesharing on my Mac and enabled the IEEE1394 networking on the Mac and walla! ;)
     
  15. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of a way to do it so you dont lose you iTunes ratings? just wonderin
     
  16. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Are the XML files created on the PC able to be read on the Mac? That is, are they transferable?
     
  17. qzak macrumors 6502

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    ftp

    hopefully my new powerbook is comin in tomorrow, and i plan on just settin up a ftp on my pc, and just downloading what i want onto my powerbook wirelessly. sounds alot simplier than some of the other stuff people have said, but dunno if u've ran a ftp before.
     
  18. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    WMA

    I am not sure if iTunes can convert WMA to MP3. I don't thing that it can?

    But there is a freeware program that can batch process all your WMA to MP3.

    It's call EasyWMA. You can find it at MacUpdate.com

    I used it last week and it works great, but it won't work with WMA with DRM.

    A+ app

    Good Luck

    PS

    What is the easiest way to convert .ogg to MP3 or ACC?
     
  19. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The Windows version can (at least non-protected wmas). The Mac version can't.
     
  20. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't able to transfer the XML files between them and have the PC read them. :( I tried and tried. I was happy enough just to transfer the music over.
     

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