New iPod classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by timdmgd, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. timdmgd macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've just got a new iPod classic (60gb to 160gb) and I need to transfer my mp3's to the new one. I've managed to get everything from my old iPod to my Mac (in 600 odd folders (one for each album)) but does anybody know how I go about getting it onto the new one? Help please?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    didn't you have all your music stored in your computer or did you have manually manage music?
     
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    itunes. add all of the old music to your library and then sync with the new iPod. if you don't want to mix old and new music, hold down the option key prior to clicking on the iTunes icon and it should allow you to create a new library.
     
  4. timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No rgarjr, it's not on my computer. It's a collection that's been growing since about 2005. And cheers mlemonds.
     
  5. timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't get it mlemonds, I'm obviously doing something wrong. At startup iTunes asks if I want to scan for media, choose/create new library etc. I don't think I do, I have all of my MP3's in about 600 folders (one for each album). I still don't know what to do.
     
  6. Ipod Collector macrumors member

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    Drag and drop all them folders, one for each album, into your itunes library.
    Once added to library you can then add them to your ipod, whether it be
    in a playlist or just in the music tab of the ipod itself on screen.

    You're gonna be like what, that was it, when you get it. The part you
    aren't getting at this point is a very simple 2 step process. You already
    did the first step and that was transferring your mp3's to the computer.
    The other 2 steps are to add them mp3's to your itunes library and then
    to copy from itunes library to playlist on ipod.
     
  7. timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great thanks, I'll try this tomorrow, thanks again.
     
  8. timdmgd, Mar 29, 2015
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    timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I might almost be there but not quite. I got a couple of albums on to the iPod but the tracks were thrown into one playlist. I think I want to create a playlist for each folder/album in my backup. Can this be done? Sorry for my apparent stupidity, I used to be in the right frame of mind for this kind of stuff but no longer. I could do it manually but it'd be a bit tedious.
     
  9. timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You might think it's a bit odd that I want this but it's because, it's a collection that I've built up over 10 years. A lot of the MP3's have been modified, loads have lost their metadata. What will happen to those? Will they go in an 'unknown' folder when I select music > album on the iPod?
     
  10. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    might be worth looking for an mp3 tagging utility.

    there have been some that scan the media and automatically update the metadata information

    i think i used tuneup back in the day, but i don't know if they still exist or if there is a better option available now.
     
  11. timdmgd thread starter macrumors newbie

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