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    itunes problem

    Hi guys,

    I'm stumped! Happy christmas by the way.

    I just got given a nice big iPod for christmas, so naturally I tried to download iTunes.

    Now I have 80Gb of music on my pc, and don't know how to get it all into iTunes. I naively assumed that iTunes would find all my music, or give me the opportunity to either have it find all my music, or let me tell it where it is, but ooOOOoooh no.

    Anyone know how I get it in there, an iPod's no use without it.

    Kind regards

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    dont you like have to import them into Itunes...cause I think it may change the format...

    not sure though

    I dont have and Ipod...although my daughters do...and they use thier daddy's MAC to upload songs.

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    Jonny Jonny Jonny

    Google search

    Library
    iTunes keeps track of songs by creating a virtual library, allowing users to access and edit a song's attributes. These attributes, known as metadata, are stored in two library files.

    The first is a binary file called iTunes Library and it uses a proprietary file format. It caches information like artist and genre from the audio format's tag capabilities (the ID3 tag, for example) and stores iTunes-specific information like play count and rating. iTunes typically reads library data only from this file.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes

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    In iTunes, just go to File --> Add folder to library.

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    Hi Jonny,

    Well i use Ipod from last 2 years and this is a common problem which every at frist occur even me!!!!

    ne ways u need to 1st connect the Ipod to the USB and open the Itunes as the itune program is running u can then find ur Ipod as a external Device in the Itune which would be empty if u see

    what u gotta do is
    Select all the songs which u need to put in ipod drag and drop to the music folder(defualt folder made in Itune only "in simple its the frist folder of Itune")

    and now the itune will update all the songs in itune format and as this process is over

    -> go to music folder
    -> select all the songs in music folder
    -> and then drag and drop to ur Ipod Device
    and it will start transfering to the Ipod


    Note: remember one thing Ipod can only keep one Library of one computer so if u put and connect it into some other computer and try to copy the songs from some other library it may cause deletion of all ur songs from the Ipod

    I hope i have made it clear
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    there IS a way to convert the i-Tunes to MP3, but I don't know if you can add MP3's TO it ??
    the worst part was that i-Tunes are specific to i-Pods
    which is NOT what I want
    I prefer to buy the CD
    rip it to PC as MP3
    burn it to CD in the order I prefer
    as I don't like to carry in the car 'real' CD's, so I burn compilations.
    also as I have the CD already, I use it as my backup, should the worst ever happen.

    short version

    set the i-Tunes to D/L music AS MP3
    cut out all this DRM rubbish
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    Hi Foxyloxley,

    1. Yes we can convert Itune format to MP3 and

    2. Yes we can convert MP3 to Itunes format

    and the second line which i said is more easier then the
    1st point which happens in seconds though no other software then Itunes itself and it just takes 5-6 secs for one songs costing to 5-6 Mbs audio

    ne ways that was not the part of questions but i should answer it for back ups i think best is DVD's as per they are long lasting higher quality higher capacity and has many range of it like double layer , dual layer and now they latest one are with

    Blu rays capacity 25GB - 50 GB

    but for that we need a whole new reader which uptill now i m not aware of but i m browsing for one currently

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    Hey there Mr Fox

    I am with you there...recently had several CDs stolen out of my car....

    Now I make copies and keep the originals at home.

    I just make disc to disc copies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxyloxley
    the worst part was that i-Tunes are specific to i-Pods
    That is true to a certain point. It is I-Pod specific by what you can upload your music to (take music from iTunes and put it on your iPod) which does suck, because you can't take music and put it on a usb flash drive or any other form of storage/music player that doesn't have the iPod software on it.

    Other than that, iTunes is just like any other media player. It organizes the music on your computer in a (hopefully) easy to use GUI. How you get the media player to recognize what folders your music is in, is pretty standard.

    How to do that has already been covered, but what hasn't been covered is the format. Just like any other media player, the format of the music you add to your "library" is pretty broad. Almost all of the music formats are supported by iTunes (mp3, mp4 etc...)

    My favorite part is how they detour people from stealing music off the iPods =)

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    I think Negative best convered it with
    In iTunes, just go to File --> Add folder to library.
    How about the question of why iTunes? From what I've read it doesn't sound like you'll be buying .AAC encoded music from the iTunes music store.

    Why not use an alternative to iTunes like MediaMonkey or Winamp? Both support transfering music to an iPod. I personally have experience with MediaMonkey and it works great for a music manager/metadata editor/playlist creator/etc.

    Or you can find other alternatives putting your collection on your player. A simple Google search provided this useful tip:
    http://www.cnet.com.au/mp3players/mp...0061466,00.htm

    My 2 cents

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