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Mac: iPod Access 3.1.5 released

iPod Access allows you to transfer MP3 files from your iPod to your computer. When copying, you can keep the MP3s organized by artist/album. Full iPod backups can be achieved quickly and easily by deselecting the “Copy Over Originals” option when copying all songs.

What’s new in this version:

  • All systems should now autofind iPods when launched.

  • Renamed “Add” button to “Add to iTunes”.

  • Improved playlist cloning.

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    Appears to be only app. available for m4p transfers.  It will not recognize my new 15 gb iPod, However.

    Posted by Steve Hessler in Irvine, CA on May 16, 2003 at 7:40 AM (CDT)


    I went with Podworks 2.1.3.  Seems to do what iPod Access 1.2 touts and will recognize the IPod as well!

    Posted by Steve Hessler in Irvine, CA on May 17, 2003 at 5:59 PM (CDT)


    I too use Podworks and have been very satisfied.

    Posted by superspaminacan in Irvine, CA on July 17, 2003 at 6:18 PM (CDT)


    what is m4p?

    also, since filenames are stripped when loaded to the ipod, what filenames do you get when you put the ipod files back onto the computer?

    and it doesn’t work with the 15gb new ipod?

    Posted by spirit in Irvine, CA on July 26, 2003 at 7:47 PM (CDT)


    is there a program for pc users?

    Posted by spirit in Irvine, CA on July 26, 2003 at 7:49 PM (CDT)


    Choose aac encoding in iTunes.  CD’s that are encoded are called m4a.  Those tunes downloaded from iTunes Music Store are m4p.  Been a while since I used podworks.  Transferred a few songs to daughters computer.  If I recall, files are automatically transferred to music folder then manually double click them and iTunes would recognize and sort them after that.  May even be an easier way I am not aware of.

    Posted by Strepper in Irvine, CA on July 26, 2003 at 10:56 PM (CDT)


    Spirit, XPlay and EphPod both allow you to copy files off the ipod onto a PC.  I cant remember if either of them automatically rename the file to match the tag information, but there are plenty of free programs which can do this automatically (such as ID3-TagIt, which I use).

    Posted by Druid in Irvine, CA on July 27, 2003 at 10:08 AM (CDT)


    m4a = mpeg4 audio (aka. AAC)
    m4p = mpeg4 protected audio

    Posted by Nathan Adams in Irvine, CA on July 28, 2003 at 4:35 AM (CDT)


    i like to use ephpod to offload mp3s onto pc but it conflicts with my Xplay. i use a program called Tagscanner to edit id3 tags….its fast and free to boot! does batch tagging and renaming of mp3s. they have it at

    Posted by Jaguares in Irvine, CA on August 18, 2003 at 10:50 AM (CDT)


    Hey everyone - try out PodUtil ( It’s free, works on Mac and Windows and sully supports .m4a and .m4p music along with everything else.

    Yes, I wrote it, and this is a bit of a plug. Anyway, try it out!

    Posted by Kenndac in Irvine, CA on September 12, 2003 at 5:09 PM (CDT)


    PodWorks also fully supports m4a and m4p.

    Posted by Buzz Andersen in Irvine, CA on February 3, 2004 at 8:55 PM (CST)


    and he wrote it….


    Posted by Xtoast in Irvine, CA on May 14, 2004 at 3:06 PM (CDT)


    I’m disappointed tht there is no mention of this app. being OS 9 compatible or not.  I tried downloading kPod elsewhere but can’t unstuff the German format.

    Posted by Terry Graham in Irvine, CA on May 31, 2004 at 1:07 PM (CDT)


    Why won’t iTunes let you take files on and off like that. It seems that i can only put them on.

    Posted by Braden in Irvine, CA on June 6, 2004 at 12:57 AM (CDT)

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