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

Raris

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May 17, 2010
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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?
 

brn2ski00

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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.
 

Raris

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May 17, 2010
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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
 

gnasher729

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

Well do you kno the programs,,,i use a mac so ya...please i really want these songs with my own songs too
I heard my bank has millions in their safe. Please help my I really want that money!
 

Favenris

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May 21, 2010
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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!
 

hensonzyw

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May 26, 2010
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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....
 

IBradMac

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Jun 27, 2008
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I have used Senuti in the past with success.


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


I heard my bank has millions in their safe. Please help my I really want that money!
Not even close, try again. :rolleyes:
 

BlizzardBomb

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

gothamm

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Nov 18, 2007
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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.
 

BlizzardBomb

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

Jarcrew

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Mar 16, 2007
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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.
 

Forgeron

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Jun 22, 2008
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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?
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.
 

Favenris

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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?
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.
 

EgbertAttrick

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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?
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.
 

gnasher729

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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.
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?

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"...
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.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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Since you ask - me, for one.
and I'm sure you've never watched a clip from a film online that wasn't okay'd by the production company. :rolleyes:
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.
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.
 

BlizzardBomb

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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.
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?