iPod to iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cam50626, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. cam50626 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    I've just got a new imac, and am trying to use itunes to copy my ipod database of movies/photos/music, coming to a total of 48 gigs onto the new computer. However, dragging music from the ipod image into the itunes library doesnt work, and I can't find anything on the apple website. Is it even possible to do this? If not, why not?
  2. xxmattibexx macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2006
    no, its not. The iPod is read-only. I don't think anyone has made any programs to remove this either.
  3. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    iPodRip is my favorite app that does this, but there are many, many others. Try a search on macupdate.

    (and btw, xxmattibexx, it's not that iPod is read-only, it's just that Apple hides the file structure and doesn't allow drag and drop into iTunes from it. Go in with the terminal, and you can find (and copy) all the files from the iPod.) :)
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I used iPodRip when I got my G5 and it works great. It is a great application and works great.

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