Just bought 80gb ipod classic from somebody with 8000 plus songs..need help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Raris, May 20, 2010.

  1. Raris macrumors member

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    So I just bought an 80gb ipod classic from somebody which has 8000 songs from it.. I wanna know if there is way to transfer those songs to my own itunes library, with all my own songs?
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    There are programs out there to do this. Free ones too.

    However, the songs may not play due to DRM restrictions.

    Not even sure keeping the tunes is legit.
     
  3. Raris thread starter macrumors member

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    Well do you kno the programs,,,i use a mac so ya...please i really want these songs with my own songs too
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    They are not your songs, are they? You are basically looking for help with major scale copyright infringement?

    I heard my bank has millions in their safe. Please help my I really want that money!
     
  5. Favenris macrumors member

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    Assuming, *cough, cough*, that the songs that are in that iPod are not copyrighted, there is an easy way to grab music from it to your computer. I used to do this all the time with Windows, but I'm sure it is possible with Mac.

    Figure out a way to view hidden files on your computer, and then access your iPod through Windows Explorer or Finder. Enter into one of the hidden files and then you will see a directory that will send you to a folder containing many other folders with music files. They will all have weird names, like "FFJJ" "FDFDF", this is normal.

    Copy all of the folders and paste them to your computer's hard drive. After the transfer is complete, change their "hidden status" to normal and then drag that folder into your iTunes. Make sure "copy files to iTunes media folder" is enabled.

    And, ta-dah!
     
  6. hensonzyw macrumors newbie

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    Tell the truth, I've done such thing million times. You can find a hiden files in your ipod named ipod control, there is a file named music. All the songs and videos are in it. Then you can search *.mp3, you can see all the songs come out after searching. Then? copy and paste....
     
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I have used Senuti in the past with success.


    Who cares? He didn't ask if it was morally right to do. He asked if there was a way to get them off the iPod. Instead of being his conscience, you could have saved it and not responded.


    Not even close, try again. :rolleyes:
     
  8. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    It's still theft on a large scale. I bet you wouldn't walk into a shop and steal 800 CDs would you?
     
  9. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    everyone is assuming that the seller did not delete the songs from his itunes library on his computer. There is no proof of this...you know... "beyond a reasonable doubt"...

    quit being such a law abiding hypocrite.
     
  10. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Why would anyone delete 8000 of their own songs? I'd be shouting expletives all day if I did that to myself :p
     
  11. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    The guy's blatantly thieving - but who here has never downloaded something that wasn't 100% legit? I'm guessing very few of you, if any.

    That said, I'm not sure he should be being enabled to do so on a public forum like this.

    Also I don't think anyone would ever assume the seller deleted his copies of the songs.
     
  12. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    Rephrase the question next time...you don't have to be so honest in public forums.
     
  13. BurningJah macrumors regular

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    I used Musicrescue for transfering my old Ipod mini and Ipod video to my macbook
     
  14. Forgeron macrumors member

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    If I bought a book case on craigslist that happened to have 800 CDs in it, I'd call up the guy and ask if he wants those back.

    Maybe he should do that. Return the music.

    I get annoyed when people assume that when you would not download something, it means that otherwise you would have bought it instead. Utter nonsense.
     
  15. Favenris macrumors member

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    Not that I am advocating criminal behavior, but I would understand and be okay with the fact of someone stealing 800 CD's that are disgustingly overpriced... as in the artists themselves saying their label is selling their music for too much.
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Just get the Finder to display invisible contents and copy the files over.
     
  17. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    firstly, it's not stealing, it's sharing :D, and use idump that works for ipods but not iphones, +it's free
     
  18. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

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    For all you know, it's 8,000 songs that are public license, or 8,000 songs this guy made in his garage using a trash can and a tin whistle. Maybe it's 8,000 Phish songs he bootlegged. Maybe it's not your place to care. Maybe it's not my place to care that you care.

    I, also, have had luck with Senuti.

    And why I used it is no one's concern.
     
  19. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Did I ask you for your opinion? If I had wanted to hear your opinion, I'd have asked. So when people are given advice how to avoid being a criminal, why do you think you have to interfere with that?

    Completely missing the point. The music on the iPod is copied. Whether the person making the copy deleted the originals or not, that doesn't matter. And the thread starter asked how to make _another_ copy. You know, it's called "copyright". And if you have any doubts that the songs are still on the seller's hard drive, I'd call that highly unreasonable.
     
  20. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Since you ask - me, for one.
     
  21. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    and I'm sure you've never watched a clip from a film online that wasn't okay'd by the production company. :rolleyes:
    I guess we can't listen to the music we own either considering the songs are copied from the hard disk to the RAM when played.
     
  22. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure you wouldn't be saying that if you were an artist who spent 18 hours a day in a studio trying to make your music sound as good as possible. That's why I care.

    Let's put it this way. Someone sells me a CD player and autochanger and there's 6 CDs already in there. Would you honestly feel good about yourself if you kept those CDs?
     
  23. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so, no.
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    so you dont watch youtube then lol?
     

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