commercial cd music to iPod

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003

    Ok, I can understand how iPod syncs directly with the music I have in iTunes, but if I want to transfer music from a music cd to my iPod, do I have to put the music first on my iTunes, or is there a way to get it to the iPod directly.


  2. jzieske macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2003
    Bloomington, MN
    There is no way to get music onto the iPod with out using iTunes (Musicmatch on PC). Sorry.
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    some options:

    you *can* put your CD music *on* your iPod by dragging the .aiff files into iPod that is connected by using the FW HD mode. however, these music won't be playable by iPod.

    if you want to play raw CD format on your iPod, rip the CD as .aiff to iTunes first, then sync with iPod.

    in summary, previous poster is correct, you cannot put music on your iPod that is playable by iPod without going through iTunes. (there might be some hacks. you might want to look around versiontracker.)
  4. ColdZero macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2002
    You could try mounting the hidden files on the iPod to access your music collection directly on it. Then rip the cd to the iPod on those directories. You'd have to match the formatting of the directory structure on the iPod and then edit the playlists on the ipod to show the new files. Bascially its easier to just use iTunes and fugeddaboutit.
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    You could use this free applescript to automate the process. It still rips the CD to the hard drive, but it automatically transfers it to your iPod and deletes it off your hard drive and iTunes playlist to make it feel like it's a direct CD-to-iPod rip.


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