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iTune/iPod question

iTune/iPod question

iTune/iPod question

Please excuse me if I've misposted this, this is the closest forum I could find to where I felt this question was appropriate.

I'm thinking of getting an iPod but I just want know if all my current catalog of mp3's will go to waste (as far as use on the ipod goes).  

They are ripped from CD's which I own, so from a legal standpoint I don't believe I have a problem--but I've heard that Apple forces you to only buy songs from iTunes for the iPod.

What is the truth on this...(or please direct me to a more appropriate forum if this is misposted).  Thanks,

RE: iTune/iPod question

I bought my neice an mini-Ipod last year for Chrismtas.  I also bought my nephew the same gift.

Several months ago, she went onto her home computer (XP MS Office) and her entire profile was gone...everything, including her Itunes and her profile from the hard drive - as if she never existed.

Needless to say, she has quite a bit of music on her Ipod still (not Itunes) and wants to send the music BACK to the hard drive to set up a new Itunes.  

Is this possible?  I have told her to not plug in her Ipod to the computer since #1, her Itunes is gone, and #2 when you hook up your Ipod it automatically updates with what you have on your hard drive, but it seems to be a one-way thing, from the hard drive TO the Ipod.  

Any ideas of how to get the music FROM her Ipod back to the computer without a hitch?

RE: iTune/iPod question

   Help me please!!I'm so mad with my Ipod and teh iTunes
    Last time,i let my friend borrowed my Ipod mini,and by accident,he deleted all of my song..
     Then,when i logged my Ipod in my computer the first time,everything was weird..I needed to transfer all th song from my comp -> Library-> click on Update onto myiPOd.
      Before that,i just needed to drag the song from Library to My ipod ,that's all.
      The second time,now,when i opened itune, I don't see my own playlists [there are still Music90's,The Recently added..] and i can't do anything like delete,update songs into my Ipod???? I tried deleting the ipod program in my comp and install again..but the problem still there.
       What's wrong?????Can anyone help me please..Now like I can't do anything to transfer music from library to my Ipod!!!

RE: iTune/iPod question

A couple of things to look at...I think you need to be logged on to your computer as a member of Administrators group, which I beleive is the default with Windows.  If your username is not considered a 'computer administrator', then there could be problems.  Also, if you log on under a different username then all those songs are under a different 'my documents\my music\itunes\etc,etc,' directory.

Finally, I think you've got to go into the itunes and physically add songs to the library, even if they happen to already be in the itunes directory, but I'm not real sure on that part.

RE: iTune/iPod question


I got an ipod nano last week and I have loaded a lot of my own stuff onto it. You just need to get the tracks you want to download into the itunes library(in MyDocuments) and then assign them to a playlist. Then attach your Ipod and it will download them.

I'm a bit miffed with itunes because, although I can download tracks from the itunes music shop, I cannot burn them to CDs capable of being playing in my card CD player.

The copyrite protection on each itunes track seems to me to be unduly restrictive.


RE: iTune/iPod question

A way around this--which I use to protect music which I've purchased by saving it in formats that can be used elsewhere if there are any issues with iTunes--is to resample.

It's very simple.  It just involves using a shunt cable, which are available at circuit city, radio shack, etc.  This is a simple speaker-extension cable with the standard computer speaker-jack on both ends.  It needs to be only a few inches long, but they generally come in 6-foot or longer lengths.  

Anyway, run it from the 'speaker out' jack to the 'line in' jack, and use any recording/converter software that allows you to select the source.  (I use dbPower amp from http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm -- it's free )  Play the music while the converter sofware records it (be sure to select the input source as Line-In), and it will save it in most standard formats.  The downside is that this is not a high-speed dubbing operation, it records at real-time speed, because that's what iTunes plays the music in.

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