iTunes help

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  1. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    So, my wife has her Itunes on our home computer. When I bought my Ipod I installed it on my work computer. So, now I have several thousand songs here at work. I am getting laid off and need to know how to get all the music in my itunes at work to my itunes at home.
     


  2. fuelfather

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    There should be a tab somewhere to do a manual backup on a portable storage device like a USB drive
     
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  4. claymore504

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    So, is there a way to take al the music on my Ipod and put it into the itunes I have at home? I tried hooking it to my home cp once and it said do you want to sync? If I would have said yes it was going to erase all my songs and install my wifes stuff. is there a way to send my ipod contents to her itunes?
     
  5. nalioth

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    You'll have to use one of the third party tools and pull it to your work desktop, then Xfer it to a memory card or burn the files to a cd or dvd.

    You can then take the memory stick / cd/dvd and add them to you home computer and have iTunes index them.


    DRM sucks, and your home computer "belongs" to your wife, as far as iTunes is concerned, and to prevent possible copyright violations, it will erase any iPod that isn't "hers" that's plugged into it.

    Did I mention that DRM sucks?
     
  6. JKTex

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    I'd agree with nalioth about DRM, but then again, I've never DL'd from iTunes. All my music, including my daughters iPod have MP3's from other sources, like Amazon or ripped CD's. I used to use iTunes for her iPod but not anymore. I use MediaMonkey or direct copy for both now.

    You didn't say if your music was from iTunes or not. If not, it's a breeze. If so, and they're DRM, I cna't help except to say, stop using iTunes. :rofl:
     
  7. fuelfather

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    This is not necessarily the case. I have 3 Ipods on my desktop. When you set your Ipod up make sure you dont have it set to AutoSync and then the only music on your Ipod will be what you import.
     
  8. nalioth

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    It doesn't matter if it's music you wrote and played on your kazoo and own outright, in all senses of the word.

    If an iPod is plugged into a computer where the iTunes is 'owned' by someone else, the iPod gets erased.
     
  9. claymore504

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    That is what I have noticed. Well, I will just get what I can onto a flash drive and and transfer it that way. Thanks everyone!
     
  10. JKTex

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    I think you're confusing a couple things. DRM is encoded in the .mp3. If you, as I have, have nothing that is DRM, you can sync whatever iPod or other MP3 player you want. The only MP3's I've bought are from Amazon and I can stick them on any device I want, including with iTunes.

    If you have iTunes set to auto sync, you're right, it will blow out anohter device and sync it.

    I've done both with my daughters, until I got tired of managing music with 2 applications.

    I think DRM files will "attach" or "assign" so to speak, to 1 device and you're stuck though. I'm not sure, I never buy using iTunes.

    Disable auto sync (or rather, I think it's set it to manual sync) in iTunes and many problems and hassle goes away. Unless something has changed with recent releases.
     

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