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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

I was not entirely correct, backups are (no longer ?) placed under iTunes but rather in the users profile. In a Windows networked setup that uses roaming profiles I would assume that the backup is then transferred to a server location and that is where it returned from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946

 

iTunes places the backup files in the following places:

  • Windows Vista and Windows 7:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

 

Hmmm....interesting. Thanks again for the link, nc8000.

 

The thing is that my laptop is a standalone home machine. No network server involved. The hard drive was completely wiped, Vista64 reinstalled from the original manufacturer disks, & the latest iTunes installed off the web.

 

Does iTunes also backup to the Apple cloud, either optionally or not? (I don't have any Apple account other than my iTunes, btw)

post #212 of 268

Did you wipe and reinstall your Touch or iPhone (or whatever your device is). If not the things would still have been on your device allthough I thought that a device would be wiped when connected to what essentially amounts to a new computer ?

 

Otherwise iCloud is the only thing I can think of but I don't know as I don't use iCloud.

post #213 of 268
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

As far as I'm aware there is one limitation in iTunes. I can not take an iPod with music on and connect it to any new computer (with or without iTunes installed on it) and then transfer music allready stored on the iPod to the new computer.

 



 


True. But that isn't a function of iTunes. It is a function of the iPod system, designed rightly or wrongly to keep people from dumping music to other computers, aka piracy. iTunes does everything else, basically itself subject to the OS finder system.

It rattles my nerves everytime someone comes in here swearing Apple are are backward and obviously have never used an Apple product. Dislike/hate for applicable reasons is admirable, but baseless tautological statements are tiring.
post #214 of 268

Very true. I have used iTunes since it first came out for Windows (even before I got my first iPod) as it just works exactly the way I want a music library manager to work. That does not mean I can't see that it will not be right for everybody on this planet bur for me it fits the bill and just works.

 

There is only one feature I would like (and one I haven't seen any musiv manager handle) and that is the abillity to have several artists in metadata for a given song/album so it could turn up under all artists. As an example the Allison Krauss and Robert Plant Raising sands album. As it is now I have to file it under "Allison Kraus and Robert Plant" or "Allison Kraus" or "Robert Plant" and that annoys me (I have about 1.500 albums in my iTunes library). Likewise it could have been nice to have more than one genre


Edited by nc8000 - 2/22/12 at 7:46am
post #215 of 268
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

As far as I'm aware there is one limitation in iTunes. I can not take an iPod with music on and connect it to any new computer (with or without iTunes installed on it) and then transfer music already stored on the iPod to the new computer.

That's what I'm talking about. Sharing the music.


 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

These are device backups, Wizard. You can do whatever you want with your music using iTunes. You'd know this if you used it. You can export, import, side port, copy, paste, playlist, anything, to your heart's content. NC800's comment was about device backups, which ARE made into iTunes-only files, for security. Or, would you like all your documents, addresses, everything just there, as backups of your device, and easily readable by any app?

 

It's easy to rail on iTunes if you have not used it or don't know how to use it, or merely pass on malcontent from other users who have no idea what they are talking about.

 

FYI, I do have iTunes installed on my Mac Mini, have used it, also on other friends' computers. They complain about the same thing: not being able to share music with friends.

 

Edit: Ok, so it lies with the iPod, rather than iTunes. Fair enough.

 

& IMHO, anything that prevents the sharing the music is counter-productive, since sharing music with friends is spreading enthusiasm about music, thus potential albums & concert sales. Maybe also a donation link per artist might be a just way to retribute gratitude for enjoying a particular band or artist, rather than just legal digital downloads and physical media purchases? Since for example, when you buy a remaster, or with bonus tracks or alternate takes, you pay in full for everything once again, like if it was you first purchase. I don't know, it is complicated, like with all de-materialized media.


Edited by the wizard of oz - 2/22/12 at 9:07am
post #216 of 268

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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Did you wipe and reinstall your Touch or iPhone (or whatever your device is). If not the things would still have been on your device allthough I thought that a device would be wiped when connected to what essentially amounts to a new computer ?

 

Otherwise iCloud is the only thing I can think of but I don't know as I don't use iCloud.

 

My first action with the Touch after the laptop reinstall was an iOS update to the Touch. I guess iTunes backed up what was on the device first, then did the iOS update, then lastly the app/data (including FLAC music) restore back to the Touch (under the latest iOS).

 

Mystery solved.

post #217 of 268
Indeed that must be what happened
post #218 of 268

Wow - I set off a discussion. 

 

I use J River MC 17 on a dedicated Windows 7 music laptop for my office head phone rig - all FLAC files on a network mirrored HDD.  I wanted to add a portable solution and was committed to the CLAS, so I had to go with an iDevice. 

 

I use iTunes on my work laptop (I am self-employed and anal about no other programs, process or connections on the music laptop) only for connectiveity with my iPod Touch.  The FLAC files get from my network mirrored HDD to the iPod via FLAC Player.  

 

Since I have a network mirrored HDD that I use for music back-up, I don't sync the iPod. 

 

Not elegant, I know, but my work around because I am committed to the CLAS. 

 

 

post #219 of 268

No longer valid


Edited by nc8000 - 2/29/12 at 3:19am
post #220 of 268
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Well the whole point of this thread is that you CAN play flac on iPhone, Touch and iPad thus not having to convert your music and maintain 2 sets of files
It's a spammer, they've spammed other forums. Reported.
post #221 of 268

I hope I am not the member who is being considered a "spammer".  Who is the spammer?

post #222 of 268

A deleted post before my previous post. So no it's not you

post #223 of 268

Thanks.  Trying to be a good virtual citizen biggrin.gif

post #224 of 268

I have the an iPad and a cck. As far as I understand, the only way to play 24/96 flac files from the iPad is via a $759 DAC? My Mac plays them fine via audio out... Seems a bit expensive for convenience unless there's something I am missing.

 

Are there less expensive DAC's that will provide the critical link? Connecting to a Denon 3808ci.

 

Thanks

post #225 of 268
iPad + cck will work with most (but not all) usb dacs ranging from sub $100 to >$1000. There is a thread about dacs confirmed to work with cck.

And using an external dac over the buildin soundcard is not about convenience (I doubt anything could be more convenient than the buildin sound out) but about sq
Edited by nc8000 - 3/4/12 at 1:31am
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