iPod m4a File format has no names of the songs...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lPHONE, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    I have an iPod hard drive in a USB enclosure to pull off the data but all the songs are named something like AIGT.m4a

    I could import them all, but I don't have enough room for them and I don't want all of them- just a couple albums. Any software program out there that will let me browse this hard drive and show me the named of the songs?

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  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    There should be an XML file on the drive that contains the translation from 4 character iPod files to the actual file names. I've had to do this more times than I would like, and iTunes actually converts the files into the proper names automatically. But since you don't have the space, you'll have to do it manually via the XML file.

  3. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    Wow, that was quick. 5 stars for you, thanks!

    Hey, while we're at it, do you know if there's a way to broadcast 1 song simultaneously on multiple Macs? I'd like to take advantage of having a Mac in each room of my house. :apple:
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    That's what Apple TVs and Airport Expresses are for.

    (who's listening to simulcast audio in three different rooms, all broadcast by iTunes on my Mac mini)
  5. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    Apple TV? I thought that was just apple's version of netflicks
  6. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    :apple:tv is excellent for streaming audio, too.
  7. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Incorrect. It's a one-time purchase if you want, there are no monthly fees or further fees outside of what you choose (i.e. purchasing iTunes content). I have hundreds of DVD's and I've been converting them to h.264 video to watch on my HDTV. It's great, you get album art, ratings (TV PG, R, etc.) and you don't have to change discs.

    It's the same as an iPod: you don't have to buy music from the iTunes store to load an iPod with music, you can use your own content.
  8. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    You could just use spotlight, since that works on the song data inside as well...

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