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connecting a mac-formatted I Pod to my PC .

by drbebop / December 1, 2009 6:53 AM PST

A friend gave me his Mac-Formatted I Pod--he downloaded the music to his I Phone. I have PC (Windows Vista) with I Tunes on it set up for my I Pod nano. How can I integrate the music on his I Pod with my I Tunes. I'm afraid to connect it to my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Casual piracy?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2009 6:55 AM PST

Look, be honest. Connect it and format it for your machine. Load your tunes and don't think about what was on there. Those were theirs. Use your collection.

Please don't ask the forums to help in any type of piracy.

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casual piracy
by drbebop / December 1, 2009 8:44 AM PST
In reply to: Casual piracy?

No, I'm not from Somalia. I'm new to this forum, and almost a technophobe. I'm sorry to be accused of piracy. This is not my intention.My best friend (with whom I share similar taste in music) "gifted' me his no-longer-used I Pod. I can play it at home in a docking station, but I'd like to be able to see at a glance what is on it. What am I doing wrong? What should I do? throw it out?

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Format it for your Windows machine and
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 1, 2009 10:12 AM PST
In reply to: casual piracy

forget about whatever was on there.
Those tracks, unless your friend gave you the original disks and removed all copies from his iPhone, are not his to share with you.
What you are doing is essentially the same as Peer to Peer sharing, like Limewire, and is basically illegal.


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