Extracting my music from an iPod
March 28, 2004 6:08 PM   Subscribe

I recently had a hard drive problem and lost about 20 gigs of Mp3's. While I could rerip all my cd's, the music is all on my windows ipod. Does anyone know how I can pull the music from the ipod to my windows (or linux) box?
posted by Apoch to Technology (7 answers total)
It's doable with a little messing with the settings in Windows Explorer.
posted by jessamyn at 6:15 PM on March 28, 2004

Ephpod can do this, and it'll write out the files with the metadata where possible.

I didn't want to have to rip all my music ever again so I've got all my music as lossless Flac. I even threw away all my cds. I have the flac mirrored on 2 harddrives (different brands), and then I do an export to mp3. The conversion to mp3 takes 2 days so I leave it going over the weekend.
posted by holloway at 6:37 PM on March 28, 2004

No help to you, but for those on OS X who have this problem, there's Podworks.
posted by dobbs at 7:16 PM on March 28, 2004

Wow holloway, that's brave even if it is a lossless format. When I had a PC ephpod rocked btw and I even had to run it on WINE under linux.
posted by substrate at 8:06 PM on March 28, 2004

Sorry. meant to include a link to Ephpod
posted by substrate at 8:08 PM on March 28, 2004

Yeah, some find it strange but then I haven't lost anything because I've got the music and cover art is available online.
posted by holloway at 10:43 PM on March 28, 2004

podutil works well for windows
posted by batboy at 5:08 AM on March 29, 2004

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