Need help transferring music from to PC

April 26, 2012 at 22:35:33
Specs: Windows 7, 2.0/ 2 gigs of ramof ram
I am trying to walk a friend through this, but nothing works. The following problems keep coming up. My friend who is terrible with electronics called me so I googled the solution. I also downloaded iTunes on my own PC just to have a point of reference.

On my PC I can drag a file from my music folder to iTunes without an issue. I have had him try to do the same thing, but he gets a red circle with a line through it. I have also asked him to drag it to the ipod icon that is in the iTunes software, but he still got the red circle. I verified this by having him point his webcam at the computer screen. I don't know if this is because he had his Ipod hooked up to the computer or not.

I tried having him to an autosync. All of the games on his ipod were transferring to iTunes. I will be checking to see if he figured something out, but that is not likely, and I am out of options.

I also read these instructions from Apple:
4. On the Summary tab select “Manually manage music and videos” and click Apply.

He can find the summary tab, but the "Manually manage music and videos" options is not there according to him. If someone can give me a point of reference so I can tell him where it is on the screen that would help also.


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May 3, 2012 at 10:35:00
Hello,

ok, this problem is quiet common on pc users. All you have to do is connect the Device to the Computer you wish to store your music on through USB.
Open iTunes and on the left go to your device... then scroll down and you get some options, there you should be able to Backup the device on your computer... do this & you wil get all your songs (and apps etc...) but it is weird it didnt ask you the first time you conected the device to your computer to store all stuff on the PC.

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ok, now to your problem with the music. Apple uses a common music formate called .mp3, any song that ISNT in this format will not be recognized by iTunes (this is due to security reasons of illegal music, because all songs from a CD come in mp3) music files that are .mp3 are easy to download from the internet (yust google the song name and put "free download mp3" behind it)


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May 3, 2012 at 13:20:18
"ok, now to your problem with the music. Apple uses a common music formate called .mp3, any song that ISNT in this format will not be recognized by iTunes (this is due to security reasons of illegal music, because all songs from a CD come in mp3) "

Nothing about that statement is true. Songs purchased through iTunes are encoded with a format called AAC (Advanced Audio Coding). your iPod device is capable of playing both AAC & MP3. MP3 has no digital rights management so it has nothing to do with security.

Songs coming from an audio CD are not all MP3. Audio stored on a CD is in PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) format. It is very much like a wave file without the header information. How you chose to to extract it and the compression format you change it to is completely up to you. You can rip it and encode it as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, Wave, etc.


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