Moving music from iPod to MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by safetyobc, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    I am about to purchase my very first Mac, a Macbook Pro, today.

    When it gets here I would like to move the music, videos, etc. that is on my iPod 5G 60GB to the Macbook Pro. It is already disc enabled and I am currently using it with a Windows XP machine.

    Any advice on how to do this?

    Thanks,

    safetyobc
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    YamiPod, there are instructions on their site (at least there used to be)
     
  3. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    The way I did this very thing was using the Connect to Server feature that is in OS X and connect to my XP laptop and copied everything via my wireless network. It was very simple to do. You could also backup your iTunes library to disk(s) and copy them that way. I did not have Gb's of music, so it was no big deal to do it over the wireless.
     
  4. Bilvox macrumors member

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    senuti

    Hola!
    Lots of apps out there to get your goodies from your ipod... I have and use Senuti.
    It seems to work well for myself.
    all the best
    ~bv:apple:
     
  5. boobooyah macrumors newbie

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  6. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Since your iPod is formatted for Windows, you need a windows machine to access it (I think). One way to do it, would be to install Parallels and windows on your mac, use a windows app to get the music off the iPod, and then simple copy the music to your mac iTunes library.
     
  7. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    I third senuti. Excellent and easy to use app.
     
  8. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    You do NOT need a windows computer to get the music off, I don't know where the misconception started with that but windows formatted ipods can absolutely be accessed by Macs with no problems. I don't know about disc mode, but I had all my music stored normally on my iPod and I transferred it over with IPodRip. The program costs money but offers a trial, you can use it ten times, and once or twice is all you need to get your music off. I used it because it preserved the playcounts, ratings, moved my playlists, and kept my album artwork (mostly). Once I was done I reformatted my iPod for Mac and reloaded it with my newly loaded library. I know there are some restrictions using a Windows formatted iPod with a Mac but you shouldn't run into them.
     
  9. tollboothwillie macrumors newbie

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    I forth Senuti used it last night xfered music and videos from my wifes ipod. Plus its a free program donate if you like
     
  10. holybatfart macrumors member

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    if you have enough space left on your iPod's hdd then just copy your iTunes folder onto the ipod and then connect it to your mac and drag the iTunes folder into the music folder. Thats what worked for me.:apple::)

    Oh and if you ever have to update you gotta use your Windows pc or just reformat it.
     

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