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Transferring Music

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:03 am
by sombra_cristalina
I wasn't sure whether to post this under the music or the computer section, but here it goes.

I just installed iTunes on my laptop, and I want to transfer all of my songs from the house computer's iTunes to the laptop. Does anyone know of an efficient way to do this? I'd like to avoid buying a bunch if blank CD's and moving them that way.

I am aware that purchases from iTunes will automatically transfer from one computer to another, but my question refers more to songs I have downloaded or were sent to me by friends.

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:39 am
by Voly
Songs on PC -> Portable hard drive -> Laptop

OR do what I did

Songs on PC -> iPod -> Find a way to sneak past the iPod hiding your music files when you plug it in -> New folder on laptop

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:51 am
by geroge
try this LINK but you need to be able to fit it all on atonce i think, which is a pain, but this way keeps your ratings play counts and everything i am pretty sure.

then once you're set up, just becsaue it is the right thing to do, go to prefrences(?) then advanced, and there is something about keeping all your music in the one place as a check box, i'd find the link but i'm lazy, and i updated my quicktime and itunes shit it's self. hope this helps.

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:32 am
by Azgarth
portable harddrive, or put them both in the same network and transfer over that.

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:09 am
by sombra_cristalina
I tried George's method, and it worked well for me. Thanks!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:21 pm
by Guitar_clock
A portable hard drive is an important asset in any case, Rach. And so useful, for cases such as this.

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:32 pm
by Voly
And other reasons.

:!:

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:54 pm
by Guitar_clock
Know a kid who is watching a cool movie/playing a cool game/listening to a good album on her laptop┬┐ Run back down to your dorm, grab your drive, snatch the flick, and own it yourself!

Need to format your hard drive and re-install windows┬┐ Back it all up (if you haven't already) and do!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:59 pm
by Azgarth
i've a 250 gb hard drive usb 2.0, 500 gb hard drive usb 2.0, and 1tb hard drive usb 2.0 and eSATA, and i use them SO GODDAMN MUCH.
hell, theoretically, i could just remove my internal and run my OS and everything on the eSATA one without slowdown.

everyone should get one if they can.

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:30 pm
by Voly
Or three?

They can be used to speed up systems as well, if I'm not mistaken.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:29 am
by geroge
Guitar_clock wrote:A portable hard drive is an important asset in any case, Rach. And so useful, for cases such as this.


a portable hard drive is useless to me since my stupid computer doesn't register them as existing.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:06 am
by Azgarth
that's probably fixable.
what os? does it understand other peripherals?

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:20 am
by geroge
i have windows xp, it's most likely fixable yes, the cd drive is screwed, and there are heaps of other problems with it.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:41 am
by Astica
Drag and drop things onto your iPod as if its a flash drive, then offload them on the new laptop. Open the folder in iTunes. If the songs aren't simply set up on the iPod nothing will question it.

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:21 pm
by bird7795
as long as is not touch