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Message started by jostorm on May 22nd, 2008 at 2:05pm

Title: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on May 22nd, 2008 at 2:05pm
Hi, friends!

Can anyone help me with the following?

My old laptop self-combusted,well ,actually the screen's gone a bit "Vicky Pollard" on me, yeahbutnobutyeahbut, and it won't "travel to the net anymore" either....
So, I have a massive library of songs stored on my I-Tunes on that premenstrual laptop, I think it's an old version, 6.something?.
On my NEW, unpremenstrual laptop I have just stored about gazillion new CDs, and the bastards at I-tunes only allow you to synch your ipod with one library, so every time I try to store my LEGALLY obtained new library, it threatens to erase all the old stuff.
What do I do??? Can I somehow copy the mp3 files from the old laptop and download them/drag them into the new laptop I-tunes??? How do I do that with two separate I-Tunes libraries in 2 different formats???

Shall I just throw the ipod away, buy a trailer and carry all my old LPs and turntable around with me wherever I go??? Or is there some clever solution out there?????


This is what I think of the money- grabbing bastards at Apple:
:pukey

I'd be really grateful for any help, thanks!

Jo

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by open-g on May 22nd, 2008 at 3:11pm
Hi Jo

First of - iTunes is a pain in the ass  :warhorse
I won't touch it.


Quote:
Can I somehow copy the mp3 files from the old laptop and download them/drag them into the new laptop I-tunes???
How do I do that with two separate I-Tunes libraries in 2 different formats???


Yes, looks like it can be done.


Automatic synchronization can be turned off in favor of manually copying individual songs or complete playlists. iTunes supports copying music to the iPod; however, only music and videos purchased from the iTunes store can be transferred from the iPod back to iTunes. This functionality was added after third-party software was available which allowed users to copy all content back to your computer.
It is also possible to copy from the iPod using ordinary Unix command line tools, or by enabling hidden file viewing in Windows Explorer, then copying music from the iPod drive to a local disk for backup. Doing this can be confusing because the files are arranged in such a way that their folders and (depending on iPod and iTunes versions) file names are seemingly picked at random as they are put on the iPod. It is worth noting however that the files (along with their embedded title and artist information) remains unchanged.
It is therefore less confusing to let iTunes reimport, reorganize, and rename all of the files after they are backed up. When music or video purchased through the iTunes Store is copied from an iPod, it will only play on computers that are authorized with the account that was used to purchase them.
Several third party utilities can remove this limitation by stripping iTunes DRM from protected files.[21] The legality of using such software in the United States is currently the subject of active debate.[22]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes

http://www.undrm.info/remove-DRM-protection/FairUse4WM-freeware-DRM-removal-Windows-software-Strip-copy-protection-from-WMV-ASF-WMA-Windows-Media-Player.htm

Update: This seems to be the right "How to" in your case
http://hifiblog.com/past/2006/05/11/howto-move-your-itunes-music-while-preserving-library-data-when-you-dont-let-itunes-manage-your-music-library/

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:11am
Thanks, open-g, I shall try that over the weekend! IF I have any trouble while doing it, is it ok if I send you a PM (otherwise known as "back-channelling")??? Cause, let's face it, when it comes to things "computer" I sadly have keine blasse Ahnung...

Thanks again!

:-*

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by open-g on May 24th, 2008 at 4:53pm
Yeah, sure you can PM me.
maybe it's good idea to post it on the board though - others may find it interesting or would like to chime in.

either way is fine.

good luck

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on May 25th, 2008 at 10:05am
Thanks again,open-g, and you're right, I'll post here how I get on...

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on Jul 9th, 2009 at 8:14am
wtf???  does Spam somehow make it onto our threads?? whatever next??

By the way, I solved the problem by using a portable external hard-drive and copying all the old library of songs onto it, then importing it into the new laptop and dragging them into iTunes.

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by PartyDoll MEG on Jul 10th, 2009 at 7:09am
sorry I missed this Jo.

Actually you should keep all those music files on your external hard drive anyway(or as a back up anyway).. Old Windows and new Windows love to crash or get vermin at the most god awful times.  Then you know your precious music and photos are always safe from those gremlins that attack when least expected...

Cheers!

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on Jul 10th, 2009 at 7:20am
Hello Meggypoo, how are ya? Thanks for the tip, I just got an external drive for all my music and am in the process of copying it all to that....
Any concerts lined up soon??????
Jo

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by PartyDoll MEG on Jul 10th, 2009 at 8:48am
Tonite is Willie, John, and his Bobness at a baseball field in the sweltering heat!  Should be nice and mellow...

How about you?  
Or are you just traveling all over the world?

Title: Re: HOW  THE  I-FUCK.....
Post by jostorm on Jul 10th, 2009 at 2:56pm
Gosh, enjoy and have an absolute blast!!!! Hope his Bobness delivers on your favourite songs....

I'm fine, life's good and the weather in England jaw-droppingly beautiful at the moment. I've been snowboarding in Austria and Switzerland, visited my nephew in Madrid, caught Bob twice in Dublin with Gazza and flew to the US twice (to hold a childhood friend's hand while she died and then back later for her funeral), so quite honestly I'm sick of planes and even sicker of having my shoes x-rayed . No plans for any more trips, except I'd love to go diving again this year but simply don't know where to go: Egypt is currently overrun by Russian divers and far too busy with boats for my taste, further South isn't safe because of Sudanese pirates, further East full of Islamic Fundamentalists, the Great Barrier Reef too bloody far to fly to, and so on. Thought for a while I'd found a really nice liveaboard boat in Venezuela cruising the Los Roques Islands National Park, so I thought I'd combine it with visiting my old mum in Caracas, but it has ceased operations because of Hugo Chavez, so what's a girl to do??? Perhaps I should just wear the kit in my bath tub....How about you????? Any vacations planned?? Life good?

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