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Mac help

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by d_town, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. d_town

    d_town

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    Are there any iGurus about? I'm trying to send my non purchased songs from my i5 to my imac, surely there is a way to do this getting past itunes? Help please. Cheers in advance guys
  2. phatcyclist

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    I know how to move a whole library, not sure about only moving non-store-bought songs.
  3. dannyk

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    How much music? If you have quite the collection you may want iTunes Match. All of your music will be in the cloud no matter where they came from. It's $25 a year but well worth it (to me).

    Have a look: http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/
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    do you mean an i5 Mac to another Mac? or is i5 your way of abbreviating iphone 5?

    if on a computer, just copy them to an external HD, then into the Mac.

    if it is on your phone, just sync it with iTunes, no?
  5. vin*tone

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    Just use the finder.
    Locate your music folder - drag into itunes of your new computer and they will all transfer. If you have a lot of playlists there are ways to export and import playlists.
  6. dannyk

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    I missed the bypassing of iTunes. Why would you want to do that?
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    You can hook up an external hard drive and just drag and drop all of your songs onto it. Then when it's done downloading, you can drag and drop the files onto your new machine.

    That's how I do it at least :)
  8. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Why would anyone want to use iTunes :confused:
  9. dannyk

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    Because I have an iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac. It integrates seamlessly and syncs between all devices.
  10. i_got_a_mohawk

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    My experience with iTunes was it deciding to randomly delete music now and again.
  11. dannyk

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    Gremlins.
  12. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Most likely, just not a big fan of it. I avoid updates and only use it to add more music to my iPod!
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    Just wanted to say that iTunes creates a new copy of your songs inside the iTunes Library. So if you want to save space, you can delete the original song folders once the songs are safely imported into iTunes (unless you want to keep them as backups). You can look inside your iTunes Library to confirm this.

    Also, I have never had iTunes delete music (to my knowledge).
  14. i_got_a_mohawk

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    It's wiped it from both the library on my macbook and my iPod (at the same time), thankfully I still had everything backed up on my desktop PC (non-itunes folders). I just don't have faith in the software at all.
  15. d_town

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    I have music on my phone from my old pc that i no longer have, i need to send my iphone5 library to my itunes on my new mac but apple told me because of copyright, i can't send my non-purchased music to my mac, only my purchased stuff.. The only copy of my library on my phone is in the phone itself..
  16. dannyk

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    Yep. Like I mentioned above, this is what Apple has come up with for your issue: iTunes Match. Worth it to me as I use iTunes Radio, too, and I like it ad free.
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    How do they know what is purchased and what is not purchased? You mean purchased through iTunes, right? So if you bought an album from the band's own website, Apple does not recognize it as purchased?
  18. DwaynieAD

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    get a.... PC?
  19. dannyk

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    AFAIK, iTunes knows what's in its store and what it has a license to redistribute.
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    How does borrowing trouble help? ;)

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