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Old 09-21-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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Copy music from iPod to HDD?


I'm sure this question has been covered countless times all over the net, but I'm drawing a blank on full answers.

I want to copy the music off my iPod onto my local HDD. The music was all put on there via Amarok a while ago, but the HDD with the music on it has died, and I'd like a backup ASAP.


I've only got low-power PCs (fluxbox territory) available, so I don't want to install Amarok.

I've tried Banshee and GTKPod, and neither seems to do what I want it to, though I've repeatedly read claims they should.

In Banshee, if I drag the 'Music Library' item under the IPod to the music library proper and it seems to populate the list, but cannot then play any of the music without the ipod attached.

I could find nothing in GTKPod to say whether it would copy the files, and if so where it would put them.

I'm running Debian testing and a recent Ubuntu, so anything out of the repos there would be good, building's not an issue, either.

Cheers!
 
Old 09-22-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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I could find nothing in GTKPod to say whether it would copy the files, and if so where it would put them.
The following link might help with this:

http://gtkpod.wikispaces.com/Exporti...+from+the+iPod

Failing this,have you tried manually mounting the ipod and copying the files across with the command line?.
I can't say for sure myself as i don't own an ipod.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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gtkpod works just fine for me.
and so dose rythombox for playing the music on it.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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Sorry about the delayed absence. I tried Banshee again and it Just Worked. Not entirely sure what I was missing the first time...
 
Old 09-30-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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The following link might
Failing this,have you tried manually mounting the ipod and copying the files across with the command line?.
I can't say for sure myself as i don't own an ipod.
For what it's worth, this doesn't work. I've never looked into it beyond an old explanation that the iPod doesn't use human-sensical filenames for the song, and relies on the id3 tags to identify the songs.
 
  


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