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Program to transfer music (with all tag info and play count) from Touch to iPhone 4?
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99RedSi
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Jul 26, 2010, 09:52 AM
 
I'm looking for a program (ideally freeware but whatever) or a step-by-step to transfer the 25GB of music from my iPod Touch 64gb to my new iPhone 4 in either Mac OS X or Windows Vista Enterprise. I don't care about the OS, either way works for me.

I'd rather not pay more than $15 for a program to do this....
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Jul 26, 2010, 02:06 PM
 
I'm confused. So how did you get the music on the Touch? I'm assuming you used iTunes, in which case you'd just connect your new phone to iTunes and select the music you want to sync.

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Jul 26, 2010, 02:11 PM
 
Ok I should have been more clear - sorry about that.

My music on the Touch is 160k bitrate. My music in my library is Apple Lossless for archiving purposes and use at home. I'd like to keep my 160k bitrate files since it has my play count history and transfer this specifically over from the Touch to the iPhone. I can use my new Macbook Pro that DOES NOT have an iTunes library currently on it to transfer part of the way.

So..
Touch -> MBP
MBP -> iPhone (I suppose this part would be taken care of already since iTunes obviously syncs this direction)
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Jul 26, 2010, 10:36 PM
 
I still don't get it. You have to sync your Touch to iTunes somewhere, setting up the 160k bitrate for the music on it, right? I guess the question is how are you currently getting music on your Touch?

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Jul 26, 2010, 11:18 PM
 
What I do is rip CDs to Apple Lossless, then I encode the entire album to 160k. So duplicate files exist, one per track of Lossless and 160k. I then copy the 160k tracks to the Touch. Lastly, I delete the 160k files from the iTunes library since I use Apple Lossless at the house.

I think I need to do it differently now. The time has come to make this easier .

In the future, should I setup 2 separate libraries - 1 with the Lossless, 1 with the iPhone music and sync the iPhone to the "iPhone" iTunes library?

What's the best way to go forward in the future? I have a Mac Mini, new MBP 13.3", and an iPhone. I currently have my Lossless library on my external hard drive which is accessible currently only by the MBP when I use my desk...

Ugh..

Back to the original question - is there a FREE Mac OS X app to rip songs off an iPod, MAINTAINING the play count and ratings? I looked at iRip and it works (demo version) but just trying to avoid a $20 shell out .
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Jul 26, 2010, 11:39 PM
 
Just have iTunes convert them when you sync?
     
   
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