PC ipod to Mac?

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  1. Kith

    Kith New Member

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    Hey,

    I have an iPod Touch 3g, 64 gig. (edit: not jailbroken) I set it up on my windows based computer at home. I downloaded about 5 gigs of music and 4ish gigs of video, before I went away for a bit.

    Now I am getting a laptop - a Macbook. I have no access to my other computer for about another three weeks. Meantime, i'd like to interface my iPod with the Macbook.

    I'd like to:
    -Backup the information currently on it onto the Macbook.
    -Set it so the Macbook is it's 'base station', where I manage the device from.
    -Update it to 3.1.2 firmware from 3.1.1

    Is it possible to do this without losing the information currently on it?

    What do I need?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    You won't be able to put the iPod's music on to your MacBook. It just won't let you. I suggest that you put all of your PC's music on to a flash stick and then plug the flash stick in to your Mac and copy all the music off of the flash stick on to your Mac.

    You won't necessairly be able to set the MacBook as your "base station", but if you check off "manually manage music & videos" under your iPod summary page (where you go to restore, etc. in iTunes when your iPod is plugged in), it should do you well for the 3 or 4 weeks you can't use your other PC.

    You can update the FW of your iPod on the Mac just like you would on your PC.
  3. Kith

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    Thanks! Very helpful, and much appreciated.
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    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Great! Let me know if you have any further questions.
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    this is not true you can get a program to transfer all your music and videos from your ipod onto your mac a grate free program to do that is called pod to mac, ive done this recently when i switched from PC to mac and had no problems

    and also you can use your macbook as your main music base station i use my mac as it when i came form using a PC and you can also downgrade your firmware as well ive done all this
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    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Never knew that! I downloaded it and tried it out... works great!
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    really you didnt? i though everyone new that lol
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    I'll be getting my mac in a few days, so i'll try this out and post how it went - thanks for the info!
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    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    I've only had my own Mac since September, still learning
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    oh cool well welcome to the mac world

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