How do I transfer to my new computer?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by falcon1, Jul 23, 2006.

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    falcon1

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    I got a macbook pro and all of my songs are on my windows computer so when I download iTunes on the mac, will they automactically be there or how do I transfer them?
     
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    iBookG4user

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    apple says how to here
     
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    falcon1

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    I don't have an ipod right now, it broke and I haven't got another one yet.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Well then, burn them all onto CDs and import them that way. Or try using an external hard drive.
     
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    Look at the guides, under networking.

    They may be useful.
     
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    falcon1

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    I can't burn songs but for some reason I can burn images onto the discs and then review them. I thought since where you download iTunes you have to type in your email address, that they will put the songs on the iTunes that you are downloading for you.
     
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    I've got the same question as the OP. I'm copying my music from a PC to my new Macbook. I know how to copy all the music (I have an external hard drive), but I want to preserve the play counts and ratings (especially the latter). What's the best way to do that? Thanks in advance for any tips.
     
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    burn on cd/dvd external hd etc are the easiest ways, if you more advanced network the 2 together, if you have both macs use firewire!
     
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    is there any type of usb to usb cord that you could use to send straight from one computer to the other????
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    In the iTunes Music folder, look for a .xml file. This contains your ratings and playcounts. Copy that over into the iTunes folder on your Macbook.
     
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    falcon1

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    Alright well I finally got me a new ipod so can I just put the songs onto the ipod from my PC and then put the songs that I transfered to the ipod onto my MBP somehow?
     

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