BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Video + PC Gaming / Computing
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Transfering itunes to new mac

Hey i recently picked up a new mac, i have an old mac that i want to transfer my itunes library from to the new mac. Having a tough time figuring out the best way to do this. BTW i have an ipod touch if i can use that. Any help appreciated. Thanks guys.
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
anyone?
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
infinitekid2002
Creepin while ya sleepin
infinitekid2002's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
3,400
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Bat out of Hell
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: City of Angels

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.71]
This should scare away potential mac'ers...i mean a guy with an old mac can't transfer some music files? sheesh
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
3lusive
Captain
3lusive's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
948
Posts

 
Drives: Nothing
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
I've transferred my music files by external hard drive to my new pc and it should work the same for macs.

Home Sharing should work too.

Googling will give you many different solutions, I would also suggest doing that if you haven't already.
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
I guess i thought it would be as easy as throwing all my music on my ipod and just loading it onto the new mac, doesn't appear to be the case...
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
FDfranklin
d[-_-]b
FDfranklin's Avatar
24
Rep
780
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LeMans Blue 135i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tampa, Fl

iTrader: (1)

I have a few methods...

1. Return it right away and buy 2 better pcs for around the same price, and have some money left over for drinks.

2. Throw it out the window and forget you ever bought it.

__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
ABQ325i
Private First Class
ABQ325i's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
158
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E60 535i + 06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 535i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Easiest way is with a firewire cable. Start the new one in target mode and copy all the files you want over from the old one to the new one.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 01:23 AM   #8
InCityPhoto
First Lieutenant
United_States
5
Rep
325
Posts

 
Drives: 07' 335I
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (0)

Take both computers to your local apple store, they will do all of this for free.

For people saying things like "buy a pc", You are silly, I have to use PC's at my office, and I am very thankful I have 3 Mac's at home to use with everyday life.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 08:35 AM   #9
FDfranklin
d[-_-]b
FDfranklin's Avatar
24
Rep
780
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LeMans Blue 135i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tampa, Fl

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by InCityPhoto View Post
Take both computers to your local apple store, they will do all of this for free.

For people saying things like "buy a pc", You are silly, I have to use PC's at my office, and I am very thankful I have 3 Mac's at home to use with everyday life.
Macs are fine for basic users, ill agree with that.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 10:01 AM   #10
ABQ325i
Private First Class
ABQ325i's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
158
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E60 535i + 06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 535i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by FDfranklin View Post
PC's are fine for basic users, ill agree with that.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #11
FDfranklin
d[-_-]b
FDfranklin's Avatar
24
Rep
780
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LeMans Blue 135i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tampa, Fl

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ABQ325i View Post
I am so damn trendy with my shiny mac, look at me!

__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #12
boymonkey
Lieutenant
Taiwan
11
Rep
536
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lusive View Post
I've transferred my music files by external hard drive to my new pc and it should work the same for macs.

Home Sharing should work too.

Googling will give you many different solutions, I would also suggest doing that if you haven't already.
+1
Copy the folder to external drive or DVDs is probably the best way (which you should be doing anyway in order to back up your library/purchases).
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #13
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by boymonkey View Post
+1
Copy the folder to external drive or DVDs is probably the best way (which you should be doing anyway in order to back up your library/purchases).
got it taken care of a few months ago. old thread. thanks though
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2011, 06:20 PM   #14
DougLikesBMW
Fapmin
DougLikesBMW's Avatar
162
Rep
2,664
Posts

 
Drives: '03 E46 330Ci
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Dear Apple,

You know your products suck when it is difficult to simply transfer music from one device to the other.

Sincerely,
A Superior PC User.
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2011, 07:10 PM   #15
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougLikesBMW View Post
Dear Apple,

You know your products suck when it is difficult to simply transfer music from one device to the other.

Sincerely,
A Superior PC User.
^^^Dude was born in the 30's
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2011, 04:05 PM   #16
skinrock
Agent Smith
skinrock's Avatar
46
Rep
2,860
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 Fusion AWD
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Matrix

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [3.45]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougLikesBMW View Post
Dear Apple,

You know your products suck when it is difficult to simply transfer music from one device to the other.

Sincerely,
A Superior PC User.
Funny, it was pretty damn easy for me. Since I use TimeMachine (PC users should be well aware of the need for backing up, although I don't know if it's quite as simple), all I had to do was restore my latest backup on my Mac Mini to my iMac. Yea...sooo difficult.
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #17
gun6slinger9
Second Lieutenant
9
Rep
265
Posts

 
Drives: 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary Canada

iTrader: (0)

For a company that markets their ease of use to the world. I find it odd that it is realtively more difficult to do this when compared to a PC (PC + Mac user)
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2011, 08:06 PM   #18
cloakster
First Lieutenant
Canada
10
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 VW GLI
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

On your new mac, i would suggest that you group all the music files into one folder so that your music library can easily be transferred through a simple USB flash drive. The problem with itunes is that it is simply just an organized list of all the music that could be anywhere on your computer. This is what makes it complicated to move your itunes library, itunes doesn't actually save any of it :P
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2011, 04:13 AM   #19
timn
First Lieutenant
timn's Avatar
9
Rep
321
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Palo Alto, Ca

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to timn
Make sure that your old mac and new mac are running the same versions of iTunes.

Copy your itunes folder from your old computer, to your new computer. When you start itunes, if it doesn't see the songs, then close itunes, and open itunes with the OPTION button held down. Then itunes will ask you where your music library files are and you should be good to go.
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2011, 09:33 AM   #20
cloakster
First Lieutenant
Canada
10
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 VW GLI
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

OMG, i just finally noticed the start date of the topic :P
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2011, 10:03 AM   #21
Jred22
Meat Puppet
Jred22's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: 07 Jet Black 335i e92
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloakster View Post
OMG, i just finally noticed the start date of the topic :P
I solved the problem months ago...
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2011, 11:48 AM   #22
FDfranklin
d[-_-]b
FDfranklin's Avatar
24
Rep
780
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LeMans Blue 135i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tampa, Fl

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinrock View Post
Funny, it was pretty damn easy for me. Since I use TimeMachine (PC users should be well aware of the need for backing up, although I don't know if it's quite as simple), all I had to do was restore my latest backup on my Mac Mini to my iMac. Yea...sooo difficult.
I think the real issue is how you have to go about transferring music.. The Icraps should work as a USB drive, but then people wouldn't be forced to use Itunes so yeah...
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST