...i don't understand senuti...or maybe just macs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by olivia, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. olivia macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006
    i'm a first time mac user so maybe i'm just confused. when i downloaded senuti, it said that I had to drag senuti into the applications folder in order to have it install and i did that (or i think i did it?) but nothing every popped up that told me that it was installed. when i plugged in my ipod and tried to open it by double-clicking on whatever senuti icons i coudl find, nothing happened.

    what's going on? any help?
  2. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    that's correct just drag it to your applications folder and double click it. It's been ahwile since I've used senuti, but I think you have to open senuti first before you plug in your ipod.
  3. olivia thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006
    i tried and it sounds like it's trying to do something...and then doesn't. i'm just not exactly sure what i'm doing with macs yet. i tried opening it before and after and both times the icons just kind of bounces once or twice and then nothing else happens.
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    When you download senuti, it is probably in the form of a disk image file, i.e. senuti_0.33.dmg or something along these lines.

    When you get this file downloaded, you double-click on the image to 'mount' it. Then, you can go into this mounted image and drag the senuti application icon into your applications folder. You should see it copy over, but it won't take long and it won't ask you to do anything.

    At this point you can eject the disk image and erase it, if you like.

    Then, go to the Applications folder and find senuti, and double-click it to start up. If you still have problems with it loading, let us know.

  5. olivia thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006
    thanks! i can get it to work now but only in small increments....

    and then it shuts down and disappears randomly every couple hundred songs. um.... there's no such thing as a mac virus, right?
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Nope, none recorded so far. And I'm pretty certain this isn't a discovery of a new one. Not sure what version of Senuti you are using, but you might want to make sure it's Universal.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Senuti is a free application still in it's relative infancy - it's been around a while but is still below 1.0 status so it can be a bit flakey.

    Just to make sure you followed the right procedure:

    1. Download .dmg file to desktop. A .dmg file is like a zipped hard drive, when you unzip it you have a virtual hard drive mounted on your desktop with all the application stuff contained inside.

    2. Either double-click on .dmg file or Safari opens it for you.

    3. You now have a drive icon on the desktop.

    4. Open that drive icon and drag the application (the icon for the app that is inside the "drive") to your applications folder.
    4a. Drag the drive icon to the trash, it will turn into an arrow and eject the "drive." You can also save the .dmg file for backup if you need it later.

    5. Plug in your iPod, open Senuti.

    6. Go into Senuti's preferences and set the download folder to ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music. This is the folder where iTunes stores all your music sorted by Artist. It's in the folder called "Music" in your home directory. This step is not mandatory but it will stop iTunes copying your music into the folder and making duplicates of the files.

    7. In the left hand column of Senuti you'll see on the top line a source called "Library" - this is all the music on your iPod. You can select song by song - it's more stable if you transfer over about 100 or so at a time - remember, iPods aren't really meant to be able to do this or, and drag them to the source marked iTunes - it has the little green music notes next to it. You'll see a progress indicator at the top as music is first transferred over to your Mac and then into iTunes. You'll also see all your playlists on the iPod, these have little blue (or purple if they are smart playlists) icons next to them. To transfer them to iTunes just drag the name of the playlist onto the "iTunes" source item.

    It's pretty simple but yes, a little flakey sometimes. Stick with it but use smaller lots of songs. If you do decide to uninstall Senuti, just drag the icon out of the Application folder and into the trash. Then empty the trash - it's gone.
  8. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    Once you have followed all of Chundle's advice try all of this under a new user account and see if the problem persists.
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    Are Senuti and iPodDisk the same for the purposes that you need? If so, you might want to try iPodDisk, because that's proven very reliable for me.
  10. fenixx macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2006
    Senuti works for me, but it doesn't work *great* when you have a large number of files to backup.

    Try iPodDisk, as rec'd above. This worked great when I made the switch to Windows to Mac and needed my iPods content on my Mac. Successfully transfered about 27GB of music. When I used Senuti to transfer that much, it didn't import the tags and cut off some MP3s.
  11. olivia thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006
  12. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    You might want to pick up the book, "The Missing Manual by David Pogue". It's an excellent resource for getting accustomed to Macs coming from a Windows environment. I read it before I even touched my Mac and I was off and running on 2 feet because of it.
  13. olivia thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006

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