do i need 3rd party to transferring music?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ayres, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. ayres macrumors regular

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    so am i correct in assuming that i cannot transfer apple lossless music from my ipad to my mbp itunes library?

    I ripped my dads music collection to his computer's iTunes several years back. Much of it is lossless. recently, while visiting, I hooked up my iPad to his computer and transferred music to bring home with me (I live 5000 miles away).

    I assumed I could connect my iPad to my mbp (I manually manage content), and drag those songs to my music library. I assumed wrong.

    Any ideas? I figured this was a no-brainier. is third party software really needed?!?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    DeTune, the successor to exPod can help, meaning, third-party software is really needed. There is no harm in that. I used exPod and DeTune with various iPods in the past, including the iPod touch, which is iOS based like the iPad.
     
  3. ayres thread starter macrumors regular

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    right... there's no harm in that, but it seems so elementary that there must be obviously reasons why apple does not allow their devices do perform such a simple task.

    helps slow the spread and sharing of music?

    anyway, thanks much! :)
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Blocking piracy. They don't want kids filling each others' iPods. NVM that any half intelligent kid can figure out a way around it.
     
  5. ayres thread starter macrumors regular

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    just a follow up...

    i used detune... quick download and very intuitive (select and drag).

    it was as easy as that. i could have dragged the files directly into itunes folder, but i first copied them to the desktop to clean them up.

    thanks for the recommendation.
     

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