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Old 04-07-2005, 08:56 PM
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how to copy playlist from iPod into iTunes?

I use my 40 GB, 4th Gen, iPod on two PCs. My home PC contains all my files. However, I also use iTunes on my work PC to access my iPod and listen to the songs off it since I don’t have enough free space to keep all my iPod music on my work PC.

So, as a result, I use the “manage iPod music manually” option in iTunes on both PCs. This allows me to listen to music from my iPod “through” iTunes on PC at work. I also create playlists directly on the iPod “through” iTunes (meaning, I just drag and drop songs that are already on my iPod to playlists that are on my iPod).

But the big problem is that I cannot drag those playlists I create on the iPod to my home PC, iTunes library. I have tried to use some utils to export the iPod playlists to various formats and then import them into my home PC iTunes-- but with no success.

Does anyone know of a solution? I would like to be able to create playlists on my iPod at work and then when I get home, move (or export, copy, etc.) that same playlist to my home PC iTunes library.

Thanks so much for any help.

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I have a similar problem as I want to move my playlists and songs from one Ipod to another and I use manual mode so my Itunes library is not organized as my Ipod.

My solution is not elegant but it seems to work. I use Ipod Agent. I create folders: c:/agent/playlists that is each playlist corresponds to a different folder. I use Ipod Agent to copy each plalist to the appropriate folder.

If anyone has a better solution please let me know.

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Old 04-08-2005, 03:27 PM
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Playlist back to PC

Same thing here.
Due to a computer change over I lost my playlists in my iTunes folder.
For all I know they might be swimming around somewhere on my new computer but I can't find them.
The playlists are still on my iPod.
I would like to download them back to iTunes so a can continue adding to them w/out repeat songs etc.
I could not do it by hand. I would be left w/nubs.
This whole thing is giving me a rash.
Is iPod Agent still the best program out there?
Thanks for any input.

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Re: Playlist back to PC

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Originally posted by MissRenée
Same thing here.
Due to a computer change over I lost my playlists in my iTunes folder.
For all I know they might be swimming around somewhere on my new computer but I can't find them.
The playlists are still on my iPod.
I would like to download them back to iTunes so a can continue adding to them w/out repeat songs etc.
I could not do it by hand. I would be left w/nubs.
This whole thing is giving me a rash.
Is iPod Agent still the best program out there?
Thanks for any input.
To add to my previous post I can backup each playlist into a separate folder in Windows with Ipod Agent, but I have not figured out how to copy this with all playlists intact to my second iPod. I struggled with Ipod Agent and EphPod. If anyone knows how to do this please help as I have to send in my Ipod Mini for repair.

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iPod to iTunes

When you say 2nd iPOd you confuse me.
Perhaps I should try this on my own.
It is a bit daunting for me as I am not computer savy.
I simply want to download from iPOd to iTunes my playlists.
My fear is that by playing around I might erase what I have.
YOU STILL recommend iPod Agent.
Not familiar with the other program you mentioned....
Would love any details...
Thanks for your time.
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I believe you have to use Copypod or something like that.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:32 PM
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Re: iPod to iTunes

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Originally posted by MissRenée
When you say 2nd iPOd you confuse me.
Perhaps I should try this on my own.
It is a bit daunting for me as I am not computer savy.
I simply want to download from iPOd to iTunes my playlists.
My fear is that by playing around I might erase what I have.
YOU STILL recommend iPod Agent.
Not familiar with the other program you mentioned....
Would love any details...
Thanks for your time.
I'm having some success with CopyPod. I just got it registered and I'll post the details when I'm done.



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Both of you, try Ephpod. its freeware and it works GREAT.. it even keeps ratings & playcounts.

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Old 04-08-2005, 11:40 PM
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I'm having some success with CopyPod. I just got it registered and I'll post the details when I'm done.
It seems that CopyPod will only export your iPod library and playlists as XML files (that are able to be imported into iTunes) only after you "backup" your entire iPod collection to your PC hard drive.

If this continues to be the only method to get one playlist off my iPod, CopyPod will not be practical to use.

Does anyone know of any method to convert the Comma Delimited or HTML files that iPod Agent creates from an iPod playlist to an XML file format that iTunes will recognize? I tried several variations of Tab Delimited files and XML files created in Excel, but everytime iTunes says the format is not recognized.

Just what are the standard formats that iTunes recognizes for importable, playlist files (TXT or XML)?

thanks.

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Old 04-09-2005, 08:46 PM
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1. copy iTunes folder to another place
2. delete everything in iTunes folder
3. use CopyPod to copy the contents of one iPod to a folder
4. import into iTunes the two .xml files (these tell iTunes what and where the library contents is as well as the playlists)
5.connect the new iPod and set to auto update

this should copy everything from the library to the new ipod
6. change to manual update
7. delete the current iTunes folder
8. copy the original iTunes folder to the current folder



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