The issue is that there are recordings on an iPod that I want to transfer to my MBP, but I can't do it through syncing b/c of a weird situation where the files are set up to delete if synced. Please do not take this thread on a tangent and address why the files delete, if you want I will set up a separate thread to discuss and explain, but I am looking for an answer here. The most pathetic way I could think of doing it was using my large headphones to play the audio loudly above the MBP while using the MBP's internal mic to record, but that is a pretty terrible option. Is there some way to run an audio line in from the iPod to the MBP and then simply record off of an application that records audio? Also, recommendations for freeware recoding apps would be much appreciated as well.