The technology behind iPod downloads is interesting. If you are an iPod user, it is not newto youthat you simply cannot download those stored song files in your iPod to your computer. Inshort, iTunesonly allow a one-way transfer of files, from the computer via iTunes to your iPod devicebut not viceversa. People have questioned the rational behind this somewhat inconvenient shortfall in the design of theseportable digital devices.We will find out in this article how we can work around this inconvenience and alsoexplore other cost-effectiveways to download tons of songs and music videos for pennies.
No, it is not becausethere isa design flaw but rather the design intention to ward off attempts of piracy, ie indiscriminateduplication ofmusic files to be sold or shared. It may sound harsh to say that even sharingsong fileswith friends could be illegal, but it is true that you may be in danger ofinfringing intocopyright laws. The copyright laws are put in place to govern and protect the intellectual propertiesof their creators,the musicians, etc so that it remains profitable for them to run their music business. Withoutthat, themusic industry slowly wanes and dies a natural death. As a consumer, or music lover, youobviously won’t wantthat to happen right?
However, not being able to download iPod songs from iPod to computer meant that we cannot do a backup of our song collection. This can be a nasty experience if our computer crashes or when our iPods are faulty. There is a need for easy transfer of song files between the iPod device and any computer such that retrieval would not be so painful. The “piracy-proof” functionality of the iPod device to prevent transfers of songs to a computer ended up becoming a handicap for owners who genuinely just want to do proper backups.
Software developers saw this shortfall coming and have already designed some applicationsto workaround this problem. iPod users can now conveniently carry out transfers from their iPods to theircomputers withease, without fear of formatting problems. Here’s a list of iPod-compatible software applications supported by Mac/WindowsOperating Systemthat are available for downloading. Free trials are available for testing.
1. iPod Music Liberator
4. iPod Access
With the above software, you can rest at ease, knowing that your privateiPod downloads ofsong and music collection is safe even when your iPod or computer is down. I amsure you haveheard of horrific stories where folks who have painstakingly built up a huge iPod music collectiononly tosee them wiped out with a technical glitch. It’s not a matter of effort only butthe amount ofmoney that has been invested into the iPod downloads.
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