iPod Viewer
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Copy MP3s from iPod to your hard drive.   Free
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  • iPod Viewer has been discontinued
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    InitGraf Software
iPodViewer allows you to copy the MP3 song files from your iPod back to your hard drive.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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iPod Viewer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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dtmp commented on 24 Aug 2008
Could not get it to recognize my Touch.
[Version 3.0.1]


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kthemank commented on 11 Nov 2007
Great piece of software, would be really nice if it was re-compiled as a Universial Binary.
[Version 3.0.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 11 Nov 2007
You can contact the developer here:

http://homepage.mac.com/initgraf/iPodViewer/frameset.html
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yogert909 reviewed on 15 Dec 2005
I've tried about 10 similar applications and iPod viewer is the best. It does exactly what I'd like it to do. It copies files off my ipod and saves them to wherever I want. I can configure it to create folders for artist, album, and genre and it also names the files based on id3 tag info. nice job, thanks.
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 May 2005
I can confirm the Windows-format iPod issue - it did indeed screw up the directory structure on my windows-format iPod, and I'm looking at a restore now myself. The iPod thinks it has 0 songs, and iTunes "unexpectedly quits" whenever it's plugged in. Issue remains after the usual troubleshooting steps (reset ipod, reboot, even created a new user w/ empty itunes... nope, the ipod is confused.) Windows-format iPod users are strongly cautioned...
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2004
This just saved my bacon. It's the only .App that I have found that sorts by album/song/artist. Nice when you need to grab tracks of a 40 GB 'Pod.

No problems encountered.

Pismo/10.3.5
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
I have a Windows formatted iPod. I used iPod Viewer to copy music off my iPod onto a Mac (OS X 10.3.4). It did not copy all of my music and now when I try to run iTunes it says it cannot read the contents of my iPod and tells me to run software to return it to factory settings. Does anyone know what iPod Viewer changed on my iPod? Any ideas?

Thanks.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Dec 2004
I have the same problem. If any one finds this out please post
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Anonymous commented on 26 Jan 2005
i was looking to find a piece of software to complement my ipod. ie copy back my music. i guess this is not the way to do it to a windows formatted ipod. does anyone know of a way of doing it?? thanks.
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Anonymous commented on 22 Mar 2005
I have had the exact same problem that you are all experiencing and this program just saved my life! I was going crazy thinking i was gonna lose all my mp3s i was stupid enought not to back up, but this program managed to access ALL my mp3's with a better interface than ANY other program. I've just managed to extract all my mp3's onto my mac and now i'm gonna format the ipod for mac. I only bought it 3 weeks ago! I can't believe i have to do this! But that's Bill Bloody Gates for you! I formatted my ipod on a pc when i first got it, Once again Bill Gates has managed to screw people over who want to go cross platform.
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Anonymous commented on 23 Jun 2005
I guess it's Willy Gates's fault that Apple didn't write an HFS+ filesystem driver for the iPod, and they copped out by using FAT. Damn you Willy.
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Anonymous commented on 23 Jun 2005
rich: Huh?

If you use the Mac iPod installer, it formats the iPod somewhat like any other regular Mac drive (with special exceptions, of course).

If you use the Windows iPod installer, it's formatted as a FAT drive.
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jun 2004
Took a little fiddling with to get my music from my iPod to my iTunes library, but nothing anyone couldn't figure out. All I wanted was to move my music from my iPod to a new hard disk. Although it didn't transfer my playlists, it's a small price to pay for getting ALL my music back onto my computer for FREE.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2004
It doesn't read AAC files. A lot of the files I took from a friend's computer are AAC and I can't take them off my iPod, It doesn't even recognize them as being on my iPod.
Any suggestions?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Jan 2005
Try "Tinker Tool" - it allows you to relaunch your desktop and view all invisible files, including the aac files on your ipod. it's a pain to find songs since they are mixed up in about 50 folders, but it's better than nothing.
i'm assuming you have a mac, but you might not.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2004
What about support for other mp3 players (such as rio riots)?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2004
There are 2 major problems. 1) For some reason, the program wants to ignore the name of the song and create it's own name. I can not do a complete backup of all songs. Even though I may have 5 songs named "01 XYZ", "02 XYZ", "03 XYZ", "04 XYZ" and "05 XYZ" it treats them all as the same title. I can't get them copied with this program. I can only get 90% of over 1000 songs copied.

2) There is no STOP button. You can't stop this thing once it's running full ahead. I had to click "NO" over a hundred times before it would copy all the songs over to the folder.

The interface is pretty easy to understand. There are two buttons, 1 read songs from ipod, 2 copy selected songs to selected folder. You can't get any easier than that.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Downloads:52,072
Version Downloads:19,342
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Free
Date:08 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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