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Music off ipod and into android friendly format

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paperlantern Sat 08-Jun-13 09:09:01

I have an old ipod with thousands of tunes, some downloaded from itunes some from my cd.

I have fallen out with itunes as half my music library was registered under a defunct username that neither me nor apple can find so I can't authorise it to be played on any new computer.

I would like to retreive as much of my old music library as possible from my old ipod and convert it to andriod compatable format. All help appreciated!!!

DorisShutt Sat 08-Jun-13 09:13:33

Most of the music will already be in MP3 format which is android friendly.

Problem is that iTunes has an odd storage system - but it can be done. This is a good guide.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 08-Jun-13 09:28:04

I used an app on my phone called doubletwist to get music on my Android phone from iTunes.

I also think if you google ipod to iTunes there's a way to put music on iTunes. It takes ages as its song by song and it goes in a different folder.

HabbaDabbaDoo Sun 09-Jun-13 01:18:21

Google "Sharepod". Once the (free) software is installed plug in your iPod. ITunes may start up automatically. Close it. Follow the instructions to copy the contents of your iPod into a folder. Drag and drop folder onto your phone's SD card. Sorted.

paperlantern Mon 17-Jun-13 23:13:48

Thanks for the replies going to go away and look. I like the idea of the sharepod option...

paperlantern Mon 17-Jun-13 23:17:13

Does sharepod also alter the files from MP4s?

HabbaDabbaDoo Tue 18-Jun-13 09:05:00

I don't remember but it shouldn't make a difference since Android phones plays MP4 anyway.

I lost some of my Album Art when I copied stuff over. I'm not sure why it only affected some stuff but the free Android app "Album Art Grabber" sorted that out abeit one album at a time.

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