how to get songs trapped in iPod onto Mac

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  1. wickerman macrumors newbie

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    My PC, along with an extensive and expensive itunes library, was irreperably destroyed by a virus a while ago, leaving all my songs stuck in my iPod. I'm getting a 17" Powerbook G4 now, so that I'll never have the virus problem again. But from what I hear, Apple makes it close to impossible to transfer songs from an ipod to a new computer-- yet it's the only way to save my music. How can I do this?
     
  2. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Do a search for iPodRip. It's a fantastic program with a very easy interface (almost identical to iTunes). It will let you copy from the iPod to your iTunes library.

    Good luck!
     
  3. wickerman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Wow, I feel stupid now. Thanks, that was a huge help.
     
  4. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Yeah iPod rip is good. The only thing I don't like, is some of my playlists are in MY order.. Not ABC, Album, artist, etc... And in iPod rip you can't arrange them by #'s when you import.. Other than that, good program :)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Out of curiousity, how did a virus "irreparably destroy" a PC? :eek: :(

    Anyway, though, good luck with ipodrip and welcome to the family! :)
     
  6. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    iPodRip is limited to 250 songs, and you have to do each song one by one. I recommend Senuti.
     
  7. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    Senuti gets my vote as best ipod ripper!
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    i dunno, maybe i bought iPodRip... i cant remember. but i transfered my old 3G iPod (PC formatted) to my PowerBook no probs, all 13Gb transfered. took a while but it worked.
     
  9. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    You must've bought it. The trial version (at least the one that I used a month or so ago) only allowed me to transfer 250 songs.
     
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