PC iPod > Mac iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by masterX, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. masterX macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    Hey guys, new here.

    I'd like to know how to convert my song on my iPod to my iTunes on my brand new mac (got it today, 24" screen :cool: (for my eyes) : | ).

    Is it possible.
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    You can copy your music off your iPod onto your Mac with [guide]Senuti[/guide], but once your music is on your Mac, the iPod should "just work" with the Mac as it can read PC formatted iPod's natively.
  3. jeremyrader macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2007
    The first time you connect your iPod to your new mac, iTunes should ask you if you'd like to transfer all the files from your iPod into iTunes. If you have any iTunes purchased content (DRM), you'll have to add that computer as an authorized computer (you're allowed up to 5 I think).

    Like mentioned, you won't have to format your iPod into Mac format if you don't want to - Mac will recognize a Windows formatted iPod, but Windows won't recognize a Mac formatted one...

    If this doesn't work for you, try using the official method, or just transfer using third party software as mentioned above.
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    You cannot transfer music from iPod to computer without an application such as Senuti, which should work fine if you have a classic or nano (it might work with a Touch, although it didn't when I tried, but I'm guessing they've brought out a workaround by now). Or if you have a classic, then enable it as a hard drive (doesn't work with the Touch).

    However by far the easiest way is to turn on file sharing in system preferences, and transfer the music across over the network, or do you have a external hard drive?
  5. masterX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    Thanks for all the help guys, it was working fine until I realized ... I've got about... 3 copies of about every song in my library...

    Is there some kind of quick fix for this or am I going to have to do this manually? :confused::eek:
  6. masterX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    Bumb for great knowledge.

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