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iTunes 4.7 disables iPodDownload

updated 08:30 am EST, Mon November 1, 2004

iTunes stops iPodDownload

According to several readers and an article at Engadget, the recent from its web site, citing the "unauthorized" use of Apple iTunes code in software.




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  1. madgunde

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    If you want to pirate...

    If you want to pirate music for your friends, turn on iPod disk mode and copy all your music to your iPod and take it to your friend's house and copy it to his/her hard disk. If you want iPodDownload to restore lost music so you can use your iPod as your music backup, invest in a spindle of blank CD-R or DVD-R media and back your music up every once in a while. Otherwise just use one of the other dozen iPod music copying apps that are out there until Apple finds a way to disable them too...

  1. MichaelNH

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    or.....

    BUY YOUR OWN DAMN MUSIC! geesh... I got my girlfriend hooked on buying from the music store now.. I add money to her account a little at a time.... whatever it take to keep her legal... she is much happier with the selection and ease of use.... I won't even let her copy music from my own collection.. she calls me a "narc" lol geesh :) I didn't think I was that bad :)

  1. dootbran

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: or...

    It isn't all about piracy. Computers don't last forever and they don't schedule their failure to your convenience.

    I buy all my music but backing up my music collection to 3 DVD's is a p.i.t.a. and hard to justify when I look over at my ipod and know its all right there

  1. evilbibo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re:RE:or...

    iPods can fail too, you'll be glad you have your music backed up on DVDs if and when it happens.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: If you want to pirate

    Its not so much about piracy as to "Why can't I use my iPod as a backup of my music, since it already stores ALL my music?".

    However, this is a who-cares kind of thing. There was a big hub-bub when it was pulled on demand of Apple legal, but, really, its just another of a dozen or so pieces of software that can do this. The ONLY difference with this one was that it worked within iTunes. The others require you to - gasp - run a separate program. OMG!

    If you all want to really get in a huff, there's that comment posted on MacInTouch that getting track names from pre-ripped music files no longer works, as they say it only works if you rip it with iTunes.

  1. leperkuhn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    it's amazing

    If microsoft did this everyone here would complain. Please, instead of being a fan-boy and saying that everything apple does is good, think about this stuff and realize there is a legit use for ipod-download, and yes it does get abused, but that does not mean that everything apple does it right.

    as for this guy:
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    BUY YOUR OWN DAMN MUSIC! geesh... I got my girlfriend hooked on buying from the music store now.. I add money to her account a little at a time.... whatever it take to keep her legal... she is much happier with the selection and ease of use.... I won't even let her copy music from my own collection.. she calls me a "narc" lol geesh :) I didn't think I was that bad :)
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    Yeah, you're a dumbass. First time I've ever heard of a dude not letting his girlfriend copy his music. Your priority is to the recording industry, who you don't have s** with? Come on, give me a break.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: re; or

    iPods can fail too, you'll be glad you have your music backed up on DVDs if and when it happens.

    Actually, I already have it backed up. Its on my freakin' computer, idiot. Having three backups only helps if, under some whacked out circumstance, copies one and two go belly up at the same time. Of course, if that's your luck, your DVDs are probably going to fail as well. Or are you also suggesting we not only burn ALL our music to CD/DVD, we then make second copies as well, take them to our local bank, and store them in a safe deposit box? Can't be too careful, you know...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: its amazing

    think about this stuff and realize there is a legit use for ipod-download, and yes it does get abused, but that does not mean that everything apple does it right.

    There are legit uses, but it did, supposedly, violate Apple's license agreement with the software. That's why they were forced to pull it (and why all the non-iTunes embedded versions of the same functionality still exist). Which is why I don't see it as a problem.

    Yeah, you're a dumbass. First time I've ever heard of a dude not letting his girlfriend copy his music. Your priority is to the recording industry, who you don't have s** with? Come on, give me a break.

    Oh, please. Let's get serious here! You think he's actually getting any s**? After saying "no, you can't copy my music, get your own copy!". Please! [OK, I guess its possible, depends on how desperate she is]

  1. thesearcher

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: re; or

    Your getting upset about how someone else wants to back up their music? And you're calling them an idiot?

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Who are you kidding?

    All you people claiming it is "backup":

    Give us a break. Stop kidding yourselves and insulting our intelligence. If you really want a backup put your iPod in disk mode, and copy your Music folder to the iPod. Done.

    That is a much better way than what iPodDownload does. iPD is a way to merge other people's iPod's music into your own. That's what it was good at, that's that it was designed to do. It is not a backup program.

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