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Paul Clark January 19th, 2005 07:50 PM

How to transfer music to my iPod
How do I transfer my Limewire music to my iPod. I have iTunes installed on this computer.
thanks for all replies
Paul Clark

Paul Clark January 20th, 2005 03:54 PM

Transfewr to IPod
thanks for your message Peerless...but unfortunately there was no other response ...hate to sound dumb ..but what blue bar in the upper right ??? I opened the open forum widow..went to my message and no response other than yours
could you be more specific please...much appreciated


silver111196 January 20th, 2005 08:06 PM

u go to i tunes>file>move folder 2 libery then u slect the folder ur songs that u downloaded r in and click ok

Paul Clark January 22nd, 2005 06:44 PM

thanks for the reply Silver...for some reason I can't get the songs saved while in Limewire to transfer to iTunes.
I click on the shared file...then save as the OK..but I can't find the file when I repoen My Music for example.
I would appreciate the steps to get the file saved then transfered

MUCH appreciated

harty_b January 23rd, 2005 07:21 AM

u can always try dragging the file/song over to the library. Always wurks 4 me;)

Paul Clark January 23rd, 2005 01:37 PM

Transfering music to an iPod.
thanks for the reply Harty...not sure I understood your answer though...I have the songs in a Limewire problem is getting them saved in some file...then getting them transfered to my iPod library.
I go to shared files...then click "open as" the file with in MY Music directory ...limewirw1 for OK...when I try to reopen the directory there is no limewire file.
Got any thoughts
thanks again

Lord of the Rings January 24th, 2005 11:43 AM

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Go to iTunes menu bar, Edit menu -> Preferences -> Advanced & see what your iTunes importing location is. Do you have the option clicked to Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to Library ? It is safest if you have it checked for yes. ('Keep iTunes Music Folder Organised', was once a good option, however the new iTunes auto adds numbers (previously optional) to the song file each time you adjust it & may end up with a file titled, 03 03 03 03 (title) which is ridiculous. Other problems also involved with this now buggy 'Keep ... folder organised' function.)

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! means iTunes is unable to find the file. O.o _ The files need to be properly added to iTunes music folder before they can be transfered to iPod.
Some people get confused with the LimeWire playlist they see in iTunes and think the actual files have been transfered to iTunes. That's not the case, a playlist is simply a document that points the player to where the songs are, in this case the LW download folder. Your Downloads location. (If you set up a custom location to download music files to, go to LW's menu bar, Tools > Options > Saving & see which directory location it shows.)

(a) Is a shared Library for iTunes. It simply shows the LW download folder where the song files are. This playlist can be shared over a LAN network. (b) The LW Playlist is simply a playlist which points iTunes to where to find the songs to play them to check them before adding to iTunes. This playlist cannot be burnt, only played. These songs are not within the iTunes Music folder. In order to do that, see below. :) Do NOT delete any music files until you have properly ADDED them to the iTunes Music library, please follow instructions carefully, it's not difficult. ;)

There is a number of ways you can get the songs into iTunes library:

* LimeWire 5 can automatically add files to your iTunes now. In LW go Tools > Options > My Files. Scroll down to iTunes section & click Configure button. Tick the box to automatically add files to iTunes > click ok. Now when you finish a download, iTunes will open & you'll see the new file being added. Once the files are in your iTunes, you can add them to playlists or transfer them to your iPod. This option is now equivalent to how the process has worked for Mac OSX users for many years. See sample image here for LW 5 (click to see attachment):
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Note: The auto-adding of songs to iTunes 'might' stop working after a long or busy session of using LW. Answer is to go to options, disable iTunes option, press apply button, then enable it again (you may need to exit options window & return before enabling it again). This should fix it. If not, restart both LW & iTunes.

To add music files manually to iTunes, see below:

* A 1st iTunes File menu > Add to Library... & select the songs to add. Hold SHIFT key for selecting multiple songs.
* B Drag & drop the songs onto iTunes Library icon above the playlists. This can be via your Saved Files or Shared folders or directly via LW's Library window, though this may depend on version of LW you are using.
* C Create a Playlist within LW. Save it with a unique name & as an m3u file. Then import that playlist into iTunes. Then go to iTunes menu >Advanced>Consolidate Library. This will copy the actual files to iTunes own library folders.
* D Launch your new songs from LW's Library>Saved Files folder whilst iTunes is your default player. Once iTunes opens it will copy the songs to its music library. But make sure LW's media player is disabled & also, iTunes menu>Preferences>Advanced & 'Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library' option is ticked! LW's menu bar>Tools>Options>Player & uncheck option to enable LW's media player. Setting default audio program

Also see these - iTunes Tutorial: iTunes Tutorial

iPod Tutorial: (see bottom of post#14 below for video tutorials.)

(* Don't get confused if you see the LimeWire playlist in iTunes. It is simply a playlist which can be played but not copied or burnt & the song files still exist in your LW download folder. So follow the instructions here to properly add them to iTunes Library.)

* A The most obvious way to add files to your iTunes Music Folder directly is via using the Control & O keys. Hold down the SHIFT key to select more than one file at once; the example shows how to add via the Add control & select multiple files at one time.

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Lord of the Rings January 24th, 2005 11:43 AM

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* B 1. For LW 5: Select the audio file in the LW Library via clicking on that tab, then selecting that file in the list. Right-click the file & choose Locate on Disk & it will take you directly to the file. You can then drag & drop from there onto iTunes Music Library icon on top left side of iTunes window.
(If using LW 5, see Using LimeWire 5 to find your files on your computer using 'Locate File on Disk', however in LW 5 you can set in Option settings to allow iTunes to automatically import songs into its music library.)

For LW 4: You can select Saved Files folder in LW & press Explore button & the folder will open up for you. Then you can drag & drop songs from there to iTunes 'Library' icon above the playlists. Select multiple files at once by holding down the SHIFT key as you select them. * This is by far the best & most efficient technique of adding music files to iTunes. If music files will not add to iTunes as shown, then they have either been previously added, else the files are fakes/corrupt.

But be aware iTunes can only import mp3 & m4a/mp4 files. iTunes cannot import wma (it can convert wma files), real player files, mp3pro, flac or ape files. iTunes can only import Ogg Vorbis files 'if' a 3rd party plug-in is installed.

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Lord of the Rings January 24th, 2005 11:43 AM

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* B 2. Whilst you can drag & drop songs from the desktop to iTunes, you can also drag & drop them directly from LW's Library window. _ (click image below to see larger view) __ (* Warning: this technique may not work properly with some LW 4 versions. But does need to be done from the correctly chosen folder.)

With LW 5, you will not see any drag animation however the iTunes Music Library icons will highlight blue once you have dragged the files to it.

Using LW 5: Attachment 5232 __________ ... (with LW 4:) Attachment 3934

Lord of the Rings January 24th, 2005 11:46 AM

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Unless somebody wishes to correct me, Adding a folder to iTunes also requires consolidation.
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Note: this is an older iTunes option which may no longer apply.
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Lord of the Rings January 24th, 2005 04:13 PM

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Oh & just in regard to saving Playlists within LW.

Point 3 is how you add your songs to the playlist. When you decide to save the playlist (point 7) yo ucan save it as a m3u playlist file. This file can be opened by iTunes, Winamp & most likely most other players that can import m3u playlist files. (Likewise LW can import a Winamp playlist file.)

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Fvig February 7th, 2005 11:44 AM

Transfewr to IPod
Try Red Chair Anapod for Ipod. It works great and is very easy to use, just drag and drop.

ucats February 19th, 2005 12:00 PM

Deleting Songs once on mini Ipod
Does anyone have an easy way to delete or remove songs once they have been loaded on to a mini Ipod? I took them out of my library (I think) by clicking on CLEAR becuse my son and I share a playlist. So, either I need to create two playlists (which I don't know how to do) or learn to remove songs that on or the other of us does not want. I am afraid if I plug in his ipod to the computer now, and the songs are not on the list, it'll clear them all off of his ipod. Too confusing? HELP??

Lord of the Rings February 20th, 2005 12:23 AM

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iPod Forum (click on link) is a worthwhile place for both Windows, Mac & Linux users of iPod to check out. There's a forum, freeware available to help you, etc. Check it out! There's also iTunes forum sections for windows & mac users.

Worth knowing about is ipod reverse music transfer which is about extracting your songs from iPod back to your or another computer. There's different 3rd party utilities which can do this for mac & windows.
Mac users should see iTunes & iPod issues for Mac OSX

To copy songs to iPod without iTunes: Anapod, or ephPod / EphPod, or MediaMonkey & also see iPod Utilities. WinAmp using ml iPod plug-in. More can be found at the iPod forum.

For videos, they need to be either mpeg 4 or H.264 format. So probably best to aim to get a hold of those video format files. Mac OSX users who have QuickTime Pro can convert other formats easily to either of these formats. There's now other free programs for OSX users to convert easily (search the apple site.) For windows users, see Video to iTunes/iPod. One conversion tool for windows users is 3GP & how to use it & also Videora iPod Converter (free/donateware) & others are in development. Others I've seen are not free & had mixed reports about them. To copy them without iTunes: Anapod is one. But again, either the iPod/iTunes forum is a good place to search for up-to-date articles about this or the apple forum. More about 'how to use' Videora & 'other' techniques of converting video from different sources to iPod see HERE (for links). AND Handbrake (FREE) - MacOSX, Linux & Windows, also MPEG Streamclip (FREE) - MacOSX & Windows are both great converters. Dual-Pass recommended for better quality for each of these & check the option for iPod conversion on each of these programs.

Apple articles: (sorry Apple seems to frequently change url location or remove certain help pages) * iTunes & iPod Discussion forums, ___ * iPod classic How To's, ___ * Which Files Work With iPod and iTunes, ____ * iPod Higher Learning:things you can do with your iPod, ____ * Can't transfer videos to iPod, ____ * iPod Features Guide, ____ * QuickTime Pro: DV format movies may require adjustment for iPod, ____ * Verifying iTunes video conversion and iPod video syncing using sample QuickTime files, ____ * Adding, Browsing, and watching videos in iTunes, ____ * iSquint (freeware) conversion tool for - iPod + iTunes (Mac OSX only), ____ Other utilities search, ____ Other utilities search 2

* Audio & video formats supported on iPod. * iPod Updates for specific models. _ iPod issues? The 5 Rs (Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore)

Video specifications for iPod: Video
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; OR MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats _____ (iTunes is a little less fussy but almost the same)

Converting video to iPod format using QuickTime Pro (Mac OSX instructions): Converting videos using QuickTime Pro for use on iPod/iTunes

ucats it sounds like you need to manually add & remove songs from your iPod. 'Manually Manage Songs & Playlists.' Did you see the iPod Tutorial I think Lessons 4 & 6 might help you to understand how to overcome your issue. I would recommend EVERYBODY use the manually add & remove songs from their iPod. (Sample image bottom of next page. Manual settings for iPod) No complications then. ;) Tutorial lesson for this is HERE & play the video tutorial to let it show you & click Learn More for more details.

It seems the apple tutorial page has been changed, as have location of some of their other document pages. So I'll add some details here. How to Manually add songs to iPod:
To manually add to your iPod:
1. Make sure that "Manually manage music" is selected.
2. Click Music (below Library, on the left side of the iTunes window) and then drag songs and playlists to your iPod.

QuickTime video tutorials: _ 1. Manual Updating of iPod, _____ 2. Update selected playlists only to iPod
_____3. Add/Play video on iPod/iTunes, _____ 4. Transfer iTunes Library via iPod

How to Share your iTunes songs: _ 1. artist & album organisation ___ 2. How to Share Folders (click on link)

Attachment 3937 ______ Attachment 3938

* Warning 'some' of the above QuickTime videos are encoded using H.264 or 3ivx with AAC audio. If you are having problems watching any of them, then use this player: VLC - (click on link) _ (choose nearest mirror site).


fouriouso07 March 11th, 2005 01:09 PM

Whoa you cats don't fool around...
thanks a lot

Hollypear March 15th, 2005 05:05 AM

I sympathise with this poster as I have a similar query. I am new to LW - so much superior to Kazaa. What's the easiest way to load files into my mp3 player. On Kazaa you just made up a playlist connected the mp3 player to your pc rt clicked each track and it loaded straight in. I have the paid for version of Nero so wondering should I transfer my LW downloaded files to there. Although not sure how to do that.

Lord of the Rings March 15th, 2005 06:45 PM

If you're using Nero as your main player then see: Burning an audio CD from your MP3's which will explain how to get the files to Nero. As for any other type of portable mp3 player, read the manual. hahaha I don't know why you're posting here by the way. Why don't you get iTunes to do your playback. A playlist you must not forget is simply a reference to the songs, so if you move the original location of the songs then that playlist will become unusable. QCD (click on link) is another decent player with in-built codecs & plays ALL music types & is free!

Hollypear March 16th, 2005 04:56 PM

Sorry if I posted in the wrong place just thought my query was similar!!! Read the manual - bought my mp3 player in Tenerife only to find when I got back to Scotland could have got it for 1/4 of the price and the manual is written in gobbledegook. Thanks for the advice on itunes. I thought it was for rich ipod owners so I have downloaded it now.

soflanic March 18th, 2005 06:20 PM

ipod transfer
Before you all snap at me and say 'read the past posts!!!', I've read them all and followed the instructions. I still can't figure this out.

My Limewire files are in itunes as a shared folder. My problem is I cannot drag them to a playlist or to the main library or to the ipod icon. They do not move like songs in the main library. I know other people are having this problem. I've tried everything I can think of...can someone please help?? I just got the ipod and want to be able to upload my songs!!


Lord of the Rings March 18th, 2005 07:34 PM

Follow direction no. 1 & Add them to your library using the control & O keys & holding down the SHIFT key for multiple selections. This will add the music files directly! The LW list as refered is simply a reference to the files ok! It's a playlist to files that don't exist within LW's library. So follow direction 1 or follow the other suggestions. Hope this is of some help. Unfortunately, the process for adding songs to iTunes library for windows has some significant differences to those of mac. For mac the process is straight forward but for windows is a little more stubborn! So follow those directions on page one! ;)

Aileas March 20th, 2005 12:04 PM

Hey I have no idea where i can find my limewire files, i can find limewire but i have no idea where to find the songs when i want to copy them to my itunes or whatever... its probably just me being completely technology backwards but can anyone help? i have no idea how to find my limewire files to get them onto itunes.

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monkey0012 March 21st, 2005 06:14 AM

limewire - itunes - ipod
****, so many different ways...
this defs works for em but.
now have itunes and limewire open small enough to fit both on screen and from the limewire library highlight and drag the songs over to you itunes library. you dont have to but i have auto update on my ipod so i dont have to manually transfer songs over. does it when you plug in you pod, if not already plugged in.
if it is set to manual transfer highlight the ones you want to go to you pod and drag them to the pods library. should work... good luck..........

Lord of the Rings March 25th, 2005 05:47 PM

Manual editing of your LW playlists is answered earlier in this thread ... page 1 I think!

See the iPod tutorial & it's all there for you!

monkey0012 March 26th, 2005 01:20 AM

finding ****

open your options and go to the SAVING tab. this shows where your files are being saved...
or you can do a search for a file you know is in the file where they are being saved.

its easier to highlight and drag the files over to iTunes or not have limewire as your downloaded files player and it should go to your prefered player.... whether it be itunes, media player, quicktime, whatever... :cool:

hope this helps

Lord of the Rings March 27th, 2005 01:35 PM

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Use manual settings as below (open this settings window by pressing iPod button on bottom right side of iTunes whilst iPod is connected.) Press OK button. Then drag songs from Library or an entire playlist to the iPod icon. To delete individual songs from iPod, select & press delete key.

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