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#1 Technique

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:20

I've had an iPhone Nano 4th gen since its release. The tracks on the iPod itself aren't listed within my iTunes as 1) i don't fully understand iTunes and 2) i've formatted my HD numerous times.

I got an iPod classic for Christmas. I'd like to transfer all the tracks from the iPod Nano to the iPod Classic ........ including all the details such as number of times each track has been played.

How do i do this?

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#2 LUTZIFER

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:34

Well if both iPods are plugged in by USB, and both show on iTunes, click on the one with the music on it so the content is displayed in main iTunes screen, select all files (highlight) and drag over to the icon of the other iPod in iTunes.
Been many years since Ive had iPods now, but it used to be very simple at one time.

#3 OP Technique

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:20

That doesn't work. Just tried it now. Red circle with the line through it.

I tried looking into contacting Apple Support, but all it seems to do is point you to FAQs without any email address to contact them with an actual question.

Any takers on either a solution to this or on how to get in touch with Apple regarding this?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:37

You can transfer the files using a number of different utilities like Foobar + foo_dop component. That probably won't maintain all of the details but will work. I don't think iTunes supports the transfer of files between iPods while keeping the details. The idea would be to use both of them in HDD mode but that's a simple file transfer and shouldn't keep any of that kind of information.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:57

If i somehow transfer them to my iTunes library & then across to the new iPod, would that also keep the # times each track has been played?

If so, how would i do it via this method?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 00:03

...would that also keep the # times each track has been played?


I could be wrong, but isn't that part controlled by the individual machine, rather than a note being made on the track file? If so then you won't be able to keep that information at all, it will be lost with the iPod.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 16:14

I could be wrong, but isn't that part controlled by the individual machine, rather than a note being made on the track file? If so then you won't be able to keep that information at all, it will be lost with the iPod.

This is something i don't understand though (& IIRC, it's something i've asked on here previously but never got to the bottom of)....

When i plug my iPod into my car head unit (Alpine CDE-126BT), i get a top 25 playlist, which doesn't really seem to change. However when i plug this iPod into my PC & fire iTunes up, the track that was #1 in the car is actually #4 on the PC in iTunes & there's 3 tracks that've been played more than it.

Still, is there a way of contacting Apple via email to discuss this? They don't seem to make themselves readily available.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:06

Post your question here yet?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:43

Yeah. Posted here

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:00

Does anyone know how i can get in touch with Apple themselves then? As various forums hasn't worked so far, so would like to try Apple.

#11 GigaWill

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:25

I usually use a tool called iTransfer to transfer music files among iDevices.
But it seems the tool is unable to keeps "played times". :/

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:38

Looks like i'll have to give up. Apple don't seem to want to make themselves available to the people they're quite happy to take a lot of money from. I'm not taking a 2 hour round trip to go to my nearest Apple store to ask one of their "geniuses" (as this request of mine appears to be unusual, so i'd dare bet they wouldn't know the answer) after my last experience in that store either.