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Whats the best software for ripping Itunes from your device to PC?


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Just got a new work PC and they didnt save my Itunes went I sent my old one back, just work stuff...but I need my Itunes and I dont have a personal PC right now. So I need to reverse rip I guess.

Any recommendations?

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I import stuff into itunes by dragging the song and dropping it onto the main itunes window. Not sure if thats not applicable in this situation.

If his "device" is an iPod, it will auto-sync with the new iTunes beforehand. That's where sharepod comes in.

--Make sure you read the directions before doing anything, or your iPod may be wiped clean.

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The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

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The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

Haha, maybe Frostwire is a viable alternative now.

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The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

Dude that sucks balls. One option: The library. I take out 10-20 cds a week to "listen" to them. I request them from other libraries and have them delivered to my home library. Its an alternative to Limewire-type stuff.

Or tell all your JN friends to donate to the "JIF Is An Idiot And Deleted All His Music" Fund.

I was going to tell you to use CopyTrans. I've had my external hard drive break twice and both times i was able to get my music back to itunes by using CopyTrans.

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The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

Dude, that's a disaster!

I rip a ton of free music off of usenet. I use Unison on my Mac, the program you'd need for a PC is Agent. Unlimited sh!tload of music. I've slowed down because I've downloaded more than I'll probably be able to listen to in my lifetime. Full albums, often complete with the artwork - if you want it. Old stuff, and stuff that hasn't been released yet.

Good luck, man.

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The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

Damn, sorry to hear.

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Dude that sucks balls. One option: The library. I take out 10-20 cds a week to "listen" to them. I request them from other libraries and have them delivered to my home library. Its an alternative to Limewire-type stuff.

Or tell all your JN friends to donate to the "JIF Is An Idiot And Deleted All His Music" Fund.

I was going to tell you to use CopyTrans. I've had my external hard drive break twice and both times i was able to get my music back to itunes by using CopyTrans.

Luckily, I've got a couple of friends who are as big of music buffs as I am and I sent out a mass text last night for everyone to run to arms. I got people working on it for me...still a pain the butt.

My buddy from work brougth in a zip drive and I just downloaded like 20 albums...some I lost, some I've always wanted.

The only bright side is because I've got everyone hooking me up, I'm gaining music I didnt have before...

Dude, that's a disaster!

I rip a ton of free music off of usenet. I use Unison on my Mac, the program you'd need for a PC is Agent. Unlimited sh!tload of music. I've slowed down because I've downloaded more than I'll probably be able to listen to in my lifetime. Full albums, often complete with the artwork - if you want it. Old stuff, and stuff that hasn't been released yet.

Good luck, man.

"Agent" is what to use for a PC. Does it slow down peformance and is it safe?

Sorry about losing the music JiF.

I'd say one of the greatest things I've ever done is manage to hold on to my music for atleast 8 years now.

JiF, might be time to invest in an external HDD.

I didnt have a chance. My PC got a virus and I couldnt save anything.

Damn, sorry to hear.

Dude, when it happened, I was ready to cry.

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If it is just an iPod, and not an iPod touch/phone, the music is just stored in hidden files on the device. Plug in the device, it'll ask you if you want to sync, say no. Then click "enable disk use" on the ipod screen in iTunes. Go into my computer->devices->Whatever you called your Ipod. If your running windows 7, click organize, then folder and search options. Click view, then show hidden folders and files. There should be a music folder. Right click, copy, and paste wherever you want.

If you're running XP/Vista you may have to look around a bit for the folder options place, but it's there.

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"Agent" is what to use for a PC. Does it slow down peformance and is it safe?

It uses some memory when it's running, no doubt, but I don't notice things slowing down on my current computer - a MacBook Pro.

I've never downloaded anything evil in the music folders. But if you decide that you want to download some amateur big girl porn videos, you're on your own. :lol:

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If it is just an iPod, and not an iPod touch/phone, the music is just stored in hidden files on the device. Plug in the device, it'll ask you if you want to sync, say no. Then click "enable disk use" on the ipod screen in iTunes. Go into my computer->devices->Whatever you called your Ipod. If your running windows 7, click organize, then folder and search options. Click view, then show hidden folders and files. There should be a music folder. Right click, copy, and paste wherever you want.

If you're running XP/Vista you may have to look around a bit for the folder options place, but it's there.

Even if the reason why I went through all this is because I replaced my old pc with a new and didnt transfer harddrive info?

That makes sense if I were using the same PC, but I dont see how thats possible basically an empty Itunes and a blank devices.

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I'm amazed that JiF thought JN could help him restore all his lost Michael Bolton, New Kids on the Block and Leif Garrett albums. :confused:

Luckily for him the mods can easily provide with him copies of all of that and more.

Both wrong. I own the collectors editions so I'm covered there.

It uses some memory when it's running, no doubt, but I don't notice things slowing down on my current computer - a MacBook Pro.

I've never downloaded anything evil in the music folders. But if you decide that you want to download some amateur big girl porn videos, you're on your own. :lol:

Thanks for the advice. Do you just save it to your harddrive and then drag it into your Itunes?

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Even if the reason why I went through all this is because I replaced my old pc with a new and didnt transfer harddrive info?

That makes sense if I were using the same PC, but I dont see how thats possible basically an empty Itunes and a blank devices.

As long as your iPod hasn't been synced/erased by the new computer it will work. I've done it a couple of times in the same situation cause I was having a little trouble finding a program that would do it all for me.

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There's a video showing what to do.

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You can also try IDump. You can download it for free on C-Net. I used and it worked just fine.

The worst thing ever happened.

I did something bad and my entire Ipod was erased.

I'm going to cry.

I was able to recover purchased songs, and I can go through all my CD's to burn to Itunes, but I'm probably missing close to 300+ songs from CD's that I've lost and a couple books of CD's that were stolen from my car.

You are iFocked now.

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I downloaded it, but how do you search for music...lol

sorry and thanks

I've been on a Mac for a long time now...

It should've prompted you to set up your newserver. I'm on Optonline, so mine's: news.optonline.net

Once you have your server set up, you need to get a list of groups. That should be a single button on the program, too. I get my music from the alt.binaries.sounds.mp3 decade groups, for the most part. They'll list as alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1980s - etc. Once you get to the ABSM groups, you'll find alternative, Frank Zappa, Goa Trance, Extreme Metal - whatever you can think of.

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I've been on a Mac for a long time now...

It should've prompted you to set up your newserver. I'm on Optonline, so mine's: news.optonline.net

Once you have your server set up, you need to get a list of groups. That should be a single button on the program, too. I get my music from the alt.binaries.sounds.mp3 decade groups, for the most part. They'll list as alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1980s - etc. Once you get to the ABSM groups, you'll find alternative, Frank Zappa, Goa Trance, Extreme Metal - whatever you can think of.

Thats a lot of technical jargin I'm not smart enough to handle...and I'm sure its pretty easy.

I got the guys in the office bringing in classic CD's I cant live without...its helping.

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Thats a lot of technical jargin I'm not smart enough to handle...and I'm sure its pretty easy.

I got the guys in the office bringing in classic CD's I cant live without...its helping.

Haha! It's easier than it sounds, trust me. I'm barely computer literate, and I can do it. Once you get it up and running, it's amazingly easy.

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