Transferring songs from iPod to Powerbook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Gherkin, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Gherkin macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    I'm planning on getting a 15" Powerbook right after the new ones are annoucned, and I have a question about getting my music from my PC to the Mac. I'm pretty sure at the point I have the Powerbook, the PC will be sold and gone, so I'll only have my AACs and MP3s (haven't converted everything to AAC yet) only on my iPod. Can I somehow dump all the music from the iPod onto the Powerbook? or will I have to store the music files as if the iPod is an external HD and then transfer them that way?
  2. Gherkin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    So you can't just store the MP3s and AACs on the iPod as an external harddrive, and then transfer them to the Powerbook? That seems like it would be much more convient than buying a $10 program.
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I'm not sure how the iPod works when it's Windows-formatted; but the Mac-formatted ones have their files stored in a hidden directory. So to grab them it's just a matter of navigating to the hidden directory and copying them over.
  4. ecche macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2003
    a very kiwi place

    well, it obviously IS possible to transfer your mp3's from your ipod to your powerbook (or how else could an app like ipodrip do it?). it appears that apple made it a little difficult, though, as they do not want to encourage people to illegaly rip music... :p

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