How can I pull itunes songs from one computer to another?

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  1. jfunkmaster macrumors newbie

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    I have two macbook pros linked via firewire. I set one as a target by holding "T" at startup. It should be a drag and drop from one iTunes folder to another, right?

    The kicker is, I've done this many times before and now it won't work...

    Help!
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    After dragging from ~/Music/iTunes to ~/Music/iTunes you still have to add the tracks manually to iTunes, it doesn't auto-scan for content added through Finder. Highlight the file(s)/folder(s) you copied over through Target Disk Mode, drag them into the iTunes window or go to the File menu in iTunes and select Add to Library.
     
  3. JolieS macrumors newbie

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    The way I've done it is to drag and drop the music file onto your desk top, and then copy it to a flash drive. Then just plug the flash drive into the other computer and transfer the file into that computer's iTunes file.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    You could make it a whole lot less of a hassle by networking the two together and buying (I realise it's an alien experience for many, paying for software, but sometimes it's not a bad way to go) Syncopation.

    http://www.sonzea.com/syncopation/
     
  5. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any ideas on how to convert to an mp3 so I can put them on my blackberry?
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Set your iTunes ripping encoder to MP3. After that, right click on track where you'll now get the Convert to MP3 option.
     
  7. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where is the ripping encoder option?
     
  8. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah I see... But that doesn't help with purchased/protected songs
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You cant convert music purchased from the iTunes Store. You have to burn it to a CD and then reimport it as an MP3 file.
     
  10. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm... I tried to do that too and it wouldn't work.
     
  11. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Gotta be doing something wrong.

    Burn an 'Audio CD' (in iTunes options, I believe under 'Advanced' and then 'Burning') make sure 'Audio CD' is selected and not MP3 CD or Data Disc.

    Burn the CD with the tracks you want (I would guess 10-18 would fit).

    Re-insert the CD into your computer, it should pop-up in the left-hand menu in iTunes. Click on that, then click 'Import CD'.. I believe it's in the bottom-right corner.

    That way, you'll have an MP3 version of whatever you burned.
     
  12. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll give it another try.

    PS- I love your sign off :p
     

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