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thephydeaux
25th March 2006, 07:27 PM
Hi Guys

I dont know if this has been answered before,l but my apologies if it has.

I (well my son is anyway) am looking for software to transfer the songs from his ipod back to itunes. I know there are a number of alternatives, but dont know how to assess the quality of each one.

Any recommendations/leave alones etc ?

Thanks

Tim R

Wheels
25th March 2006, 07:32 PM
PodUtil works fine for me. Its shareware but all you have to do is click continue every 50 songs. Doesn't take that long.

http://www.kennettnet.co.uk/software/podutil.php

Johnny Appleseed
25th March 2006, 07:38 PM
If you're on Windows, ephpod (http://www.ephpod.com/)

thephydeaux
25th March 2006, 07:39 PM
An all mac shop here :) ..... that is except for a pc webserver

Tim R

Wheels
25th March 2006, 07:53 PM
By the way, when it comes to restoring music after a hard drive crash iPodRip is the duck''s guts. It copied all music, videos and podcasts as well as metadata while keeping my old playlists intact as well. Highy recommended.

From http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=17676&hl= about data from your iPod.

iPodRip (http://www.thelittleappfactory.com/application.php?app=iPodRip)

p53
25th March 2006, 08:00 PM
Us an AppleScript. Open up Script Editor and enter the following script (which was written by frogstomp at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...030409015020645 (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030409015020645)
I changed line 3: original line "default button 3" - changed to "default button 1"):

tell application "Finder" to quit
display dialog "Show Hidden Files..." buttons {"ON", "OFF"}
default button 1
copy the result as list to {buttonpressed}

try
if the buttonpressed is "OFF" then do shell script
"defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFF"
if the buttonpressed is "ON" then do shell script
"defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON"
end try

tell application "Finder" to launch


This script will show the hidden files in Finder. When you mount your iPod, simply navigate using Finder to the music folder (I can't remember the name of the folder, but there aren't that many folders and you'll find it no probs.) Been a while since I've done this but as I recall, it was a very easy process.

p53

p.s. does this question need a sticky? It gets asked a fair bit.

Rasta
25th March 2006, 08:17 PM
Senuti... used it and loved it... :rolleyes:

thephydeaux
25th March 2006, 08:22 PM
Thanks guys

I knew I couldn't be the only person to ask .....

Tim R

Johnny Appleseed
25th March 2006, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by thephydeaux@Mar 25 2006, 07:39 PM
An all mac shop here :) ..... that is except for a pc webserver

Good to hear! In that case, iPod2Mac (http://www.daniele.ch/downloads.html) or Xpod (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12731).

gaehl
25th March 2006, 11:44 PM
Second the Senuti recommendation.

yinyang
26th March 2006, 12:00 AM
third the senuti :)

antechinus55
26th March 2006, 12:17 AM
I'm visiting my sister next weekend. I am at present cramming all my music onto my hard dr to download a selection onto my ipod for the trip. I was going to take a box of blank cds, but does this thread mean that I can just download any interesting stuff to the ipod and upload it at this end? (assuming copyright of course)

sao