Hard Drive erased, my ipod is left!

sammyman

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Bad luck guys. My hard drive is gone, all my music is toast. Can I get my music off my iPod to my computer now that it is freshly formatted? Is there any way to do that without putting in every cd I own into my computer and importing them individually? I can't figure it out in iTunes. Thanks
 

varmit

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sammyman said:
Bad luck guys. My hard drive is gone, all my music is toast. Can I get my music off my iPod to my computer now that it is freshly formatted? Is there any way to do that without putting in every cd I own into my computer and importing them individually? I can't figure it out in iTunes. Thanks
Can't do it with the default iTunes. Otherwise everyone would start trading songs though iPods. But you can get plugins to be able to do this. Something like this can do it though: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25088 Look though versiontracker.com for other tools like this, I'm sure there are more if this doesn't do it right.
 
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BornAgainMac

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Too bad iTunes / iPod can't work this way be default from Apple. It is an excellent near automatic backup for your music. Anyone that really wanted to share their mp3s with other users can easily using a firewire/usb2 external drive for less money. It just won't have the Apple logo and design. So I don't see the reason the iPod needs to be crippled anymore. Protected music is still protected. This is dumb.
 
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mad jew

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BornAgainMac said:
Too bad iTunes / iPod can't work this way be default from Apple. It is an excellent near automatic backup for your music. Anyone that really wanted to share their mp3s with other users can easily using a firewire/usb2 external drive for less money. It just won't have the Apple logo and design. So I don't see the reason the iPod needs to be crippled anymore. Protected music is still protected. This is dumb.
I couldn't agree more. The iTunes/iPod combo is needlessly crippled in quite a few ways just to please the fat record companies. Don't get me started on the drag & drop limitations of iTunes! :mad:
 
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