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Old 20. Mar 2009, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation transfer songs off your iPod to a PC

The free iDump will do this and it is easy to use http://www.codershole.com/idump.php
[Thanks to keroffs ]
This program is freeware

What is iDump
This program will allow you transfer your songs off your iPod to a PC, iDump does come wrapped in installer but you can simply drop the .exe in the root directory on your iPod and run it from there.

Connect you iPod and run iDump and you'll have access to all your songs, select the songs you want to transfer then pick a destination directory and how you would like your songs to be named. And then sit back and transfer all the selected songs to the PC.

Tested OS
Win2k,XP,Me,Vista

Supported iPods
All Models except the new Touch and iPhone

Features

Output formatting

This gives you the option to select an output directory and the way the songs will be transferred.

Unattended Transfer

If you have the pleasure of owning one of the larger iPod's then this option is for you, Simply set the options for this feature and it will deal with common errors like what to do if a song already exist on the destination drive etc.

Search
This does what most searches do, it searches!.

Playlists
If you use playlists on your iPod then this gives you the option to select any of the playlists and display the song within the selected list only.

Export Playlists
This option will export all of your playlists in to the standard .m3u format.

Available Languages
English, German, Spanish.

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Old 20. Mar 2009, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice one. Its a good software, which does the job well. My brother has an iPod, and he uses iDump to make backup of his iPod.

Here are some more free tools to interact with iPod, and are capable iPod managers, like iTunes, and can be used to copy multimedia files from the iPod along with other features.

Floola : www.floola.com
YamiPod : http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/home/
SharePod : http://www.getsharepod.com/
FroddlePod : http://www.froddlepod.com/
PodLift(Beta) : http://www.smash-software.com/PodLift.htm

All are freeware.

I haven't tried these softwares myself, coz I don't have an iPod. So, I don't really know how well they work.
Feel free to try them out, and please do share with me, the experience about these softwares. It will be useful for everyone.
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Old 20. Mar 2009, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the best article I've found on the subject :-
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/art...d-to-computer/
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Old 20. Mar 2009, 10:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pod to PC - www.podtopc.com
  • Easily copy any music or video files from any iPod onto your computer.
  • The full version of Pod to PC is 100% free. There are no transfer limitations.
  • Recover your music in iTunes after your computer crashes by transferring the music on your iPod or iPhone back to your computer.
  • Preview music and movies on any iPod before transferring it into your iTunes library.
  • Use the Automatic Transfer button to instantly select, then transfer all songs on an iPod that are not already in your iTunes Music Library.
  • Easily copy a whole or partial playlist from any iPod into iTunes.
  • Already in iTunes Prevent duplicate transfers: Tracks already in iTunes are indicated with a blue check.
  • All track info gets transferred including the track play count, rating (out of 5 stars), album and more.
  • Search and Filter Quickly find the tracks your looking for with the Pod to PC search bar and filter options.
  • Automatic upgrades notifications, keeps users up to date with the latest iPod and iTunes versions.

Compatible with:
iPod Shuffle (All generations)
iPod Nano (All generations)
iPod, iPod Photo, iPod Video (All)
iPod Touch (All generations)
iPhone (All generations)

System Requirements:
Windows 2000, XP or Vista
iTunes 8.0 or more recent
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Old 21. Mar 2009, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Complete list of all know freeware iPod Utilities:

CopyToy
iPod Content Transfer

CopyTrans
iPod Content Transfer

CopyTrans Photo
iPod Photo Transfer

EphPod
iPod Content Transfer

Floola
iPod Content Transfer

iCloner
Creates an image of your iPod

iDump
iPod Content Transfer

iPodRip
iPod Content Transfer

Pod to PC
iPod Content Transfer

Pod Photo Transfer
iPod Content Transfer

PodLift
iPod Content Transfer

SharePod
iPod Content Transfer

SyncGuardian
Manage iPod Update Mode

YamiPod
iPod Content Transfer

I would recommend SharePod. I have used all of the above programs and I find that SharePod is the easiest and most fluent. I use iCloner occasionally to make backups of my iPod. I can restore them later, if need be.
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Old 31. Mar 2009, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's great but the only helpful one for me was the first post.
The rest is a bunch of programs, which I would need to try one-by-one in order to find out what they do...
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Old 10. Nov 2009, 07:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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very nice information.... thanks
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Old 08. Dec 2009, 08:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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wow, I'll try this one. is it a better alternative than iTunes?
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Old 20. Jul 2011, 03:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi, i am new to this forum. Is there any new app that is worth trying to transfer music off my iPod Touch and my iPhone 4 to my PC?

Hope somebody answers.

Thanks
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nashjo, this thread is full of such posts where such software are suggested, which can help you in transferring music from iPod to your PC.
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