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Playing iPod and iPhone Music and Video through your computer

How to play music using TouchCopy

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Download and install TouchCopy.

Step 2: Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Step 3: Select some music.

Step 4: Press the "Play" button in the control bar at the top of TouchCopy to play your selected music in order.

Step 5: Press the "Pause" to stop the playback, or "Next" to skip the current track.

Playback window in TouchCopy

Note that this feature is available without restrictions in the TouchCopy free trial as well as the full software version. Detailed info on this feature can be found below.

Playing your iPod or iPhone music while using other TouchCopy features

TouchCopy can play your music directly off your iPod or iOS device through your computer.

Once you have made your song selections pressing the play button will play all of your selected songs in order. Alternatively, double-clicking a song in the song list will play that song and any subsequent songs in the list.

You may continue to browse your music library and perform other operations (i.e. copy / transfer, search) while your music is playing. Pause your playback by hitting the Pause button, resume play by hitting the play button again. You may skip to the next track in your selection by hitting the Next button.

On a Mac, the volume at which the music is played back can be set in TouchCopy Options.

Music Failing To Play

Occasionally, a music file on your iPod or iOS device may not play. Your device will skip over such a track until it finds one in the play sequence that it can play. Also, occasionally you may find that none of your DRM protected music will play on your iPod - your device will also skip those tracks also.

Also, make sure that your computer is authorised to play your purchased iTunes music.

TouchCopy follows this same behaviour. If TouchCopy detects a track that your iPod will skip playing then it will mark the track with a icon - fail play TouchCopy will then skip to the next track.

In order to fix a corrupted music file on your iPod you will have to re-write that file back onto the iPod from iTunes. If your iPod is skipping all your DRM protected music you will need to re-sync your iPod to iTunes once your iTunes has been authorized with your iTunes music store account.

Publisher: Wide Angle Software