Help! (need to transfer music from old iPod to MBP)

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  1. carolbob macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1st generation ipod (10g) and a new macbook pro. I don't have firewire on the macbook pro and need a cable that will work so I can transfer music from my old ipod onto my macbook. I have a 400/800 firewire adapter which connect fine to my ipod, but doesn't connect to my macbook. Any suggestions?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    A new iPod.

    There are FW to USB converters, but they are rather expensive.
     
  3. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    It is extremely illegal to rip music from your iPod to your Mac. I highly recommend that you cease this activity with immediate effect.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not if you have purchased the music on it.

    EDIT: OP, if your goal is just to get the music off, then you would either have to buy the converter, or find a friend with FW.
     
  5. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    umm...

    Don't all MacBook Pros have firewire? The only recent Apple laptop without firewire, that I'm aware of, is the previous generation unibody MacBook.
     
  6. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    The 'purchased' music will be on the Mac/PC the iPod was originally synced with. Apple do not allow iPod>>>Mac copying for a damn good reason.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm assuming that the OP meant the uMB.

    And if the HD crashed or the computer otherwise dies and you don't have a backup?

    What makes it illegal? (name the law it violates)
     
  8. carolbob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my music is purchased. I bought a new nano and want all of my music on 1 ipod. How much is a converter and where do I get one?
     
  9. motulist macrumors 601

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    Connect it to a computer that has a firewire port, suck the songs off the ipod, then transfer the songs to your new macbook using your local network / internet / 2 burned dvds / whatever.
     
  10. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Section 501(a) of the Copyright Act. :rolleyes:
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Except that it has been ruled that making digital copies for use on your device and on the computer is fair use. Otherwise, how can you take a CD and legally rip it to your computer - or are you saying that iTunes and a multitude of other media players out there blatantly violate copyright?

    In the same vein, how can you have one copy on your computer and one on the iPod? By your standard, that's illegal.
     
  12. copykris Suspended

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    dude i'm pretty sure he looked this up on his badboy, tread lightly
     
  13. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly I don't think he's checked it out at all as he has totally missed the Act's interpretation.
     
  14. daninspired macrumors newbie

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  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you have an iPod and your computer crashes and you lose your hard disk and then you get a new computer and use one of the availabe utilities such as senutil to copy your iPod back to your computer you are not violating any laws.
     
  16. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Not all of us live in the same country.
     
  17. carolbob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, didn't mean for this to become a debate. You guys are fierce. :)
     
  18. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    0wned
     
  19. iSchultzie macrumors newbie

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  20. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Clickfree is a flawless hardware solution.

    Senuti snagged 80% of songs from an iPod Video.

    To the copyright babysitters, shut the **** up.
     
  21. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    That's rubbish, how is it illegal. You have every right to want to be able to recover what you have purchased.

    AnDy
     

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