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Mac: iPodDownload 1.0 released

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
News Categories: Mac Software

This free iTunes plugin allows you to download tracks from your iPod to your iTunes library.

Editor’s note: This software is no longer available for download. All links to the software were removed at Apple’s request.

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or later

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That is the coolest thing i have seen for iPod - iTunes, I just put it on my sisters iBook, why isn’t there something like this for PC.

Surely some one can make it for us!

Posted by Dougs on September 16, 2004 at 12:26 AM (PDT)



iPodagent is just one of the MANY windows utilities that does this and does it well!!!  You can get it at

Posted by Andy on September 16, 2004 at 2:58 AM (PDT)


It’s really a cool program, I just wish it could also import playlists…

otherwise, it’s really convenient.

Posted by mvague on September 16, 2004 at 3:59 AM (PDT)


The only problem with it is that it does not recognize purchased music from the iTunes Music Store or Audible files.

Posted by dewarner on September 16, 2004 at 4:47 AM (PDT)


FINALLY, a perfectly seamless, completely integrated (and FREE) solution to getting songs off of an iPod.  My only gripe is it takes several minutes to initially display my song library, but that’s to be expected with a huge library of songs on my iPod.  Never again will I have to trudge through all of those F## directories and guess at filenames!  Kudos!

Posted by Patrick C on September 16, 2004 at 4:47 AM (PDT)


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). and i just spent $15 on ipod liberator to do the same thing! oh well.

there needs to be software that remembers playlists and ratings. it’s such a PITA to go back and redo all that.

Posted by mdwsta4 on September 16, 2004 at 4:48 AM (PDT)


beware… this program appears to send packets to an ip address… look at your network activity when it’s reading the ipod - very high… although a very good program!

Posted by kainjow on September 16, 2004 at 6:48 AM (PDT)


kainjow:  what are you talking about?  there is zero (0) network activity going on when this app runs.  are you sure you’re not just seeing Acquisition eating up bandwidth?  dont make people paranoid for no reason.

Posted by Oly on September 16, 2004 at 7:35 AM (PDT)


perhaps the real test is to see if it works when your ENET or WiFi isn’t connected… Try this:

1.  Unplug your ENET cable (for WiFi, turn off your antenna/airport)

2. Restart

3. Open iTunes and try the app… if it works, than we know that no packets are being sent for the app to work… right?

There maybe some holes to me theory, but perhaps its worth a shot…

Posted by apple juice on September 16, 2004 at 7:50 AM (PDT)


What’s the difference between this and iPodRip? I purchased iPodRip and have not been disappointed. It even shows what songs are on the Mac and which are not, so you don’t duplicate song files. And, it’s gotten a lot faster at initally displaying the iPod’s library..

Posted by Durandal on September 16, 2004 at 8:17 AM (PDT)


How does this work?

Posted by MBE on September 16, 2004 at 8:33 AM (PDT)


the big difference is that it shows up in itunes and you just drag and drop… but ipodrip is far better, ultimately,  because of the controi you have over everything…

Posted by mvague on September 16, 2004 at 9:26 AM (PDT)


Download link is linked to “inactivated account”. Any other way to get this app?

Posted by trombadude on September 16, 2004 at 9:37 AM (PDT)


this app is exactly what i need, is there anyway to get it, or someone that has it could send to me/host it?

Posted by noooo on September 16, 2004 at 10:13 AM (PDT)


Look at the comments at - same things about packets being sent to an unknown IP address…whatever though it’s gone now smile

Posted by kainjow on September 16, 2004 at 11:04 AM (PDT)


Sweet, I got it this morning before the link was killed.

Posted by BigFil on September 16, 2004 at 11:56 AM (PDT)


Anyone want to send me a link wink
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Posted by Schiz on September 16, 2004 at 1:12 PM (PDT)


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it would be very appreciated.

Posted by likewise on September 16, 2004 at 1:22 PM (PDT)


Anyone want to mirror this for a bit?

Posted by chunkylover23 on September 16, 2004 at 1:39 PM (PDT)


Anyone want to send me a link smile
I’d appreciate it.

Posted by DJKH on September 16, 2004 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

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