Tuesday, August 23, 2005

mad at my i-pod and i-tunes

or maybe I just don't know how to work the damn thing...

When I first started using i-tunes, there was some user agreement that allowed me to use music purchased through i-tunes on up to three computers. I don't know if they still include that in the user agreement, but I am sure that you are nto limited to playing the music purchased on a single computer.

So anyway, I loaded up my i-pod, and offered to transfer the music from it onto my sister in laws computer.

Now, first of all, not all the music on my ipod was downloaded through itunes. Some if it came from CDs, which I should be able to put in any computer that I want. I didn't sign any kind of suer license when I bought a CD.

So I plugged the i-pod into her laptop, and tried to get the music from my i-pod into her laptop. A dialog box popped up asking if I wanted to replace the music on my ipod with the music from her laptop. I clicked no, and then i-tunes would no longer recognize the i-pod as a drive.

So a few minutes later, I clicked yes, at which point her computer erased everything from my ipod and and replaced it with nothing.

If the agreement allows me to transfer music to multiple computers, why does it not allow me to copy songs onto a second computer? How am I supposed to transfer music to a non-apple machine?

11 Comments:

Blogger AuntieLeez said...

this is the sister-in-law....so, are you unable to get the music back on the ipod?

August 23, 2005 12:41 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

Wow that's harsh.I don't use i-tunes for my i-pod.I use this site called allofmp3.com.(sorry I don't know how to hyperlink it)Anyways,not only is there no user agreement,so I can do anything I want with it,but each song only costs ten cents.Beat that!

August 23, 2005 12:53 PM  
Blogger da shevster said...

i dunno but if u dont want ur ipod, ill take it

August 23, 2005 1:14 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

leez - I could put more music on, I'm just annoyed that I couldn't unload it onto your machine.

Krunk - I like itunes. I just dont like that it won't let me unload the music onto another machine, even though I clicked on a user agreement allowing me to transfer music to a limited number of computers.

August 23, 2005 1:17 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

I undersatnd that Air,it's just that it's a shame that you lost all that music,at a buck each.I have over 400 songs,which cost me a little over $40.If I had done that on i-tunes,I'd be out $400.See the difference?

August 23, 2005 1:22 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

i didnt lose the music. It was all on my mac. It just got erased from my ipod. I refilled it, so it is no big deal. Just annoying.

August 23, 2005 1:28 PM  
Blogger AuntieLeez said...

Well, if you ever figure out how to make it work, let me know....cuz I would love that stuff since I dont have an ipod of my own (hint, hint!!!!!!)

August 23, 2005 1:56 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

Oh I get it now Air.My bad.Well thats a good thing.

August 23, 2005 2:27 PM  
Blogger Lish the Fish said...

Being that I used to share an office with that sister-in-law and I know the kind of sappy cds she has in her office, I would also appreciate you uploading new songs to her. Just don't let her have anymore American Idol stuff - please!!!

August 23, 2005 2:53 PM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

The user agreement allows sharing between networked computers only. You cannot generally speaking download from an ipod onto a computer. Email me.

August 23, 2005 3:56 PM  
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