transfering iTunes library from Mac to PC

Discussion in 'Apps' started by SG, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. SG

    SG Guest

    I spent quite a bit of time loading the family CDs into iTunes on my
    Mac. Now my husband is getting his own iPod, which is great, but he
    works with a PC. It would be a major drag for him to have to reload all
    those CDs! I need to transfer all the family CDs that I have on my Mac
    to his PC computer, so that he can have them in iTunes (and hence his
    iPod). I've searched the groups for a solution but haven't quite seen
    one for one family, 2 iPods, 2 computers, 2 systems. The one iTunes
    utility that might have helped--Senuti--only works with Macs.
    SG, Jul 23, 2005
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  2. SG

    Tee Guest

    If you have an external hard drive then use it to do the transfer. I have 5
    computers running both platforms and 3 ipods so I've run into this before.
    I just use my home network to keep everything up to date now. I've used
    firewire target mode on Macs and I want to say I also used the Files &
    Settings Transfer Wizard on Windows using a serial cable but I could be
    wrong about that. Copying the library is actually easier than what lays
    ahead and that's keeping the libraries identical :(
    Tee, Jul 23, 2005
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  3. SG

    Dave Devine Guest

    So why can't he just connect his iPod to your mac to get the songs on
    it? I don't see the problem.

    Dave Devine, Jul 24, 2005
  4. SG

    Tee Guest

    If he wants to listen to iTunes on his computer then he needs the library.
    Also, should he want to purchase and download music he prefers but his wife
    doesn't then he needs to sync his iPod to his computer.
    Tee, Jul 24, 2005
  5. SG

    Dave Devine Guest

    But the OP asked about getting the songs on the iPod. As far as synching
    is concerned, he can manually synch from his computer. No different than
    if they had used Loadpod or another service to populate the iPod with

    Dave Devine, Jul 25, 2005
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