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November 17, 2009 5:15 PM   Subscribe

How do I transfer music from old iPod to new iPod, without using iTunes?

This may have been asked before, but I couldnt find exactly what I needed, so.. basically, I have music on my old iPod that is not in my iTunes library, and I want that music on my new iPod.

The guy at the apple store said "it's possible" but he wasnt allowed to tell me how, and I should google it. But I trust you guys, and there seem to be a lot of options floating around on the internet that I am afraid of just trying out (Im not very tech-savvy), so Im asking here first. How can one go about transferring those files?

posted by osloheart to Technology (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Windows or Mac?
posted by box at 5:16 PM on November 17, 2009

Yamipod is your friend.
posted by flabdablet at 5:19 PM on November 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Vpod and EphPod are two other programs that I've used successfully. Do-it-all mp3-playing programs like Winamp, Amarok, etc. often have iPod support too.
posted by box at 5:26 PM on November 17, 2009

In Windows:
1. Plug in your iPod.
2. Go to My Computer.
3. Click on your iPod.
4. Numbered folders galore! Copy them.
5. Paste them into your new iPod.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:34 PM on November 17, 2009

Based on some of the answers I got to my question, it's apparently a bad idea to try to do it without iTunes, at least if you're using a Mac.
posted by Jaltcoh at 5:38 PM on November 17, 2009

Use PodWorks to transfer from old iPod into iTunes and then sync the new iPod with iTunes. (Mac only).
posted by mac-way at 5:58 PM on November 17, 2009

posted by LuckySeven~ at 6:26 PM on November 17, 2009

Im using windows

posted by osloheart at 7:50 PM on November 17, 2009

I would use "ipod dump" to get the songs on my computer, add the songs to your itunes library, and sync as you normally would.
posted by notned at 8:56 AM on November 18, 2009

posted by the luke parker fiasco at 11:23 AM on November 18, 2009

For future reference, on the Mac, I had the best results with Expod. Many of the other Mac options are crummy cross-platform junk or only have trial modes in the free version.
posted by smackfu at 9:03 AM on November 23, 2009

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