• For Your iPod (Part 2): Transfer Music from iPod to Computer for Your Musical Joy

    Posted on September 8th, 2010 Sara | 90 comments

    Hello, friends. As I mentioned in the last post, we can use Leawo iPod Video Converter to put YouTube videos onto iPod. Then some friends noted another question: How to transfer songs from iPod to computer?

    A friend asked “I recently got a new computer and I want to change my iTunes to my new one, but it won’t let me and only offers to erase the songs on my iPod. How do I sync my iPod to my new computer?” I was just in the same situation: I just bought a new laptop and I have 10GB worth of stuff on my iPod. Since I wanted to transfer the music from iPod to computer, I turned to some expert advice. Then I have got some ideas on how to transfer music to computer for musical joy as following:

    In the official company FAQ, Apple originally stated that:

    Synchronization occurs only in one direction, from your computer to your iPod. This means you cannot transfer music, automatically or manually, from your iPod to a computer, and you cannot use iPod to copy a music library from one computer to another.

    With the release of iTunes 7, Apple revised the company FAQ to note (emphasis added):

    Synchronization generally occurs only in one direction, from your computer to your iPod. This means you typically cannot transfer music, automatically or manually, from your iPod to a computer, and you cannot use iPod to copy a music library from one computer to another.

    An exception to this is the transfer purchases feature which allows you to restore purchased iTunes
    content to your computer from your iPod. Additionally, if you legally are allowed to copy music or other media files, you can configure your iPod as a storage drive to move media files.

    iTunes 7 and higher allow one to use an iPod to transfer songs purchased through iTunes to as many as five authorized computers. This only works for songs purchased through iTunes, not those ripped from CDs or downloaded from other sources, which are much more common.

    This restriction was designed to discourage casual music piracy, but unfortunately, this also prevents one from easily copying legally acquired music from one’s own iPod to their own computer.

    If you need to restore a music collection lost due to a system crash or want to transfer thousands of songs to a new computer using your iPod rather than again rip hundreds of CDs, of course, you can search for some helpful programs that make it simple if there are any.

    However, I have changed my mind, now as I see it, we have listened to the songs on our favorite iPod over and over, so we can totally replace them with new popular songs or even some latest movie background music. Then Leawo Video Converter comes to my help: It supports to convert between all the popular video and audio formats: AVI, DivX, Xvid, VOB, MOV, WMV, ASF, RMVB, RM, MPEG, FLV, MPG, MP4, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MKV, and so on. Plus, the video profile is to a specific need for you, like iPod MP4, PSP MP4, Zune MP4, Zune WMV, etc. I can not only transfer rich audios to my iPod but also videos. (Certainly, you can still choose Leawo iPod Video Converter as in the last post id you only want to get music for your iPod other than other portable devices.)

    And if you would like to extract the music from DVD or Blu-ray discs, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Leawo DVD Ripper are your best choice, which can decrypt DVD/Blu-ray discs powerfully and handles extracting audios for your iPod. Just have a try and have fun!

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