MAC formatted ipod to PC?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by FearNo1, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    Any freeware will copy songs from a MAC formatted ipod to windows PC? I have googled this and the software did not work.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Check out Pod to PC. There's no such thing as a Mac formatted iPod.
     
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  4. FearNo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, this is what I mean... A MAC was used to put songs on an ipod. I want to use a PC to retrieve songs from the ipod. Is this possible? PC wants to reformat (erase) the ipod.
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    It doesnt matter what OS puts the songs on. An ipod is not "formatted" for mac or windows. Download Senuti on your windows machine and retrieve the songs. Do not format the ipod.
     
  6. FearNo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thx... I will give that a try

     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Use Home Sharing (built into iTunes) to copy _your_ music from _your_ Mac to _your_ PC. Don't copy music that isn't yours.
     
  8. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on what iPod he or she is using it may very well be formatted for the Mac. For example, iPod Classics are absolutely formatted for Mac or PC.

    To get your music off the iPod on the PC, you will need something like MacDrive and one of the many PC-to-iPod utilities out there (which it sounds like you already have).

    I believe Home Sharing will only work on iTMS purchases and it definitely won't overcome the formatting difference.
     
  9. transmaster, Dec 26, 2010
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    If it happens to be and older Ipod Classic you can load up an alternative freeware OS called Rockbox
    ( http://www.rockbox.org/ ) what is nice about Rockbox it enables your iPod to have a dual boot system, Apple or Rockbox, and they do not get in the way of each other. You can boot it up in the Apple OS and sync it as normal in iTunes or boot it on Rockbox at other times. With Rockbox on board the PC see it as another hard drive. Rockbox adds Ogg Vorbis, Flac, and other codex's to what the iPod will play as well. The graphic equalizer section almost turns your player into a mini recording studio. Every parameter of equalization is there, not just a frequency volume control like you have always seen. For a person like me who because of decades in a low brass section of a Jazz/big band sitting in front of the drum set(s) I have something of a hear loss, thanks to Rockbox on the Sansa E260 I have adjustments to compensate for my hearing deficit. Something I can not do with My Touch. It does not affect any of the existing files on board and because your PC see it as a hard drive copying or moving the files off is not problem. Unfortunately they where never able to come up with a version for an iPod Touch. They want to maintain the dual boot feature and they could not do it with the Touch. If any of you have an older Ipod Classic, or Nano kicking around I would highly suggest loading Rockbox you will not be sorry.
     
  10. transmaster, Dec 26, 2010
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    Actually in the very beginning iPod's only worked with Apple computers. Because iTunes only ran on Apple computers, and the first iPods had firewire docking cables. The big change came when iTunes was enabled on all platforms. The iPod's OS was tweaked to work with any platform as long as iTunes was there to sync with, and the docking cable was changed to a USB.
     
  11. FearNo1, Dec 26, 2010
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    Yes it is an ipod classic, the latter one with the color screen. So I run macdrive, attach ipod to computer, then run other software to copy stuff to PC?

     
  12. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that should work.
     

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