Transfer Your Music and Video Into iTunes
This functionality is only available if Apple iTunes is installed on your computer.
Setting Up iTunes Preferences.
In order to copy your music into iTunes you will have to set up iTunes to copy the actual music files. This will mean that you can play your music on iTunes without having your iPod connected. To do this, perform the following step:-
- Open iTunes preferences (in the Edit menu)
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Make sure the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" is checked.
- Click OK.
TouchCopy will not allow you to transfer songs into iTunes until these preferences have been set correctly.
Copying Music and Video to iTunes
TouchCopy can copy iPod and iPhone songs and videos in any format that your device is capable of playing, including MP3, AAC, WAV, WMV, MP4 etc. TouchCopy does not perform any file conversion on your songs or videos.
Use the TouchCopy Back Up button to copy all your music, video, audio books, podcasts and playlists to your iTunes library.
Alternatively, TouchCopy can perform a comparison between the content on your iPod and the content in your iTunes library and display a list of tracks that have not yet been copied to iTunes. See Reports for more details.
You can also copy just a selection of iPod content. Once you have made a selection in TouchCopy (see Browsing your music ), you can transfer it into your iTunes library by pressing the "Copy to iTunes" button in the TouchCopy Control Bar.
TouchCopy will display the progress of the copy operation in the Control Bar. The status bar at the bottom of TouchCopy will tell you when the transfer is complete.
If transferring songs displayed as a result of an TouchCopy search, you have the option to create a playlist with the same name of the search text. See Setting Options for more details.
Transferring Playlists To iTunes
To transfer your iPod playlists into iTunes select the Playlists you want from the source list in TouchCopy. You can select multiple playlists by CTRL-Clicking items in this list. Once you have selected your Playlists - click the "Copy to iTunes" button in TouchCopy. When transferring a playlist into iTunes, the songs are transferred and a new playlist of the same name is created. Note that "smart playlists" and "genius playlists" are copied into iTunes as ordinary playlists.
If a track is already in your iTunes main Library, TouchCopy will not create a duplicate of that track in iTunes, it will just add the track to the Playlist.
As each track is transferred into iTunes an icon next to that track indicates whether the transfer was successful or not. Here are the icons used:-
Track was successfully copied to your iTunes including all the meta data.
Track was successfully copied to iTunes, however some of the meta data could not be transferred.
Track could not be copied to iTunes.
Tracks that fail to copy to iTunes will automatically be added to the "Items failed to transfer" Error Log. See Logs for further details.
Tracks that successfully transferred into iTunes will be shown in the "Items Copied" report in TouchCopy. See Reports for further details.