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wolfmanHOWL
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Icon 3 posted June 23, 2005 12:38      Profile for wolfmanHOWL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hi, i know there are programs out there that allow you to copy music from your iPOD to your computer.unfortunately, a lot of them are only for a limited trial. I was wondering if anyone knew a good program to use that is also free??? Thanks!!
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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2005 14:13      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You don't need programs beyond what ships with your OS. If you use mac, then use the terminal to access hidden folders, and if you use windows, then you can access things through the gui if you show hidden folders.

Visit www.ipodlounge.com to find out more.

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i_need_a_pillow
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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2005 14:31      Profile for i_need_a_pillow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you're running Winamp 5, you could always get the ml_ipod extension for it. It lets you use Winamp to copy songs both to and from your iPod.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2005 15:17      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't think either of the solutions mentioned above will remove the DRM, which seems to be the point of the original question.

As The Owners Of All Music have yet to grant permission, we aussies still don't have iTMS access, so I have no experience with Apples DRM or how to defeat it. Sorry.

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2005 22:10      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
I don't think either of the solutions mentioned above will remove the DRM, which seems to be the point of the original question.

As The Owners Of All Music have yet to grant permission, we aussies still don't have iTMS access, so I have no experience with Apples DRM or how to defeat it. Sorry.

To remove the DRM you need to burn the purchased tracks to an Audio CD and rip them back into iTunes. Just be sure to re-rip them at the same bit rate. I've done this with some of the songs my wife purchased so I could put them on my iPod.

However it sounds like wolfmanHOWL may have music loaded on his iPod that he wants to put on someone else's computer. Why else would you need to copy from an iPod to a computer? Ok I can think of one reason, a few years back I accidently deleted 40 gigs worth of music I had ripped from my CDs. A freeware program allowed me to recover 5 gigs worth of it off my iPod and save me the hassle of re-ripping those CDs.

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Alan!
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oh, jeez, i can't think of a single thing to ridicule americans about [Wink]

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2005 05:28      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I use podUtils. It does not remove drm. I second Bibo's thought. I deleted a few things from my library, and brought them back in from the iPod. This way each is a backup for the other.
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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2005 12:32      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks, this is very timely! I was just wondering if there was a way to get some of the music off my iPod. (Most of it is backed up on my computer, but a few things aren't.) It looks like there are a few pieces of software on iPodLounge that can help.
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