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Mac/Windows: PodUtil 2.5 released

PodUtil is an easy-to-use utility for viewing the songs on your iPod and copying them in a customisable organised manner to your computer, and will automatically add them to iTunes and rebuild your playlists if you wish.

What’s new in this version:

New Interface
PodUtil’s interface has been completely reworked in 2.5, allowing all your music and copy settings to be displayed on one window, removing the need to have the counter-intuitive tabs. Along with this change, PodUtil now gives much better feedback on how it’s doing when copying your songs. Small icons appear by the songs to let you know their status at-a-glance. Plus, if you run PodUtil on Mac OS X, it places a progress bar in it’s dock icon, allowing you to see how the copy is going without having to switch away from what you’re doing.

Playlist and iTunes Support
PodUtil now reads the playlists from your iPod and presents them to you in a friendly, graceful manner. If you wish, PodUtil can now rebuild the playlists from your iPod into iTunes, saving hours of time reconstructing your precious playlists after moving to a new computer or recovering from lost music.

Robust Copying
PodUtil copying engine has been rebuilt, meaning that copy errors happen far less often and PodUtil can recover from them gracefully should they ever occur.

You can now customise PodUtil to suit your iPod and needs. Tell PodUtil what kind of iPod you have and it’s appearence changes to suit.

And more…
This is just an overview of the major new features and changes. PodUtil 2.5 has been improved in every single area, and underwent a month-long private test to make sure it is as polished as can be. For more complete release notes, see here.

License: Shareware $5.00
System Requirements: 2000 or XP

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Posted by Kevin on May 23, 2004 at 8:21 PM (CDT)


I am having the same problem. as Ben.  I have installed the program, but when I click the icon in my Start Menu, the cursor blinks a few times, and then my computer gets really sluggish. No program pops up, but if I do ctrl-alt-del, it shows up in the processes tab as a running program, but not in the applications, nor is there a window for it. When I try to undock from iTunes, it says another program is using the files found on my iPod. If iTunes is not running, it doesn’t find my iPod. And yes, it’s enabled for disk use. Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong? Please help!

Posted by AmethystA on May 24, 2004 at 6:17 AM (CDT)


I am also having the exact same problem as Ben and AmethystA.  I start the program and nothing visably happens but it is running under taskmanager.  Please help us because this looks like a cool program

Posted by wesminster on May 24, 2004 at 11:01 AM (CDT)


Will this work with a USB2 connection?  I want to move files from my ipod to my laptop but don’t have a firewire connection there.  I do, however, have a USB2 connection, and also bought previously a ipod—>USB connector.


Posted by choekuo on May 27, 2004 at 12:26 PM (CDT)


Yes, this will work with a USB 2 connection.

Posted by Daniel Kennett on May 27, 2004 at 3:49 PM (CDT)


Did anybody ever find out an answer to the question of why this program will not open?  This program is running in my Taskmanager only but not opening. I thought it was just my computer but it looks like I’m not the only one.  Any help would rock.  Thanks all,

Posted by Hops on May 28, 2004 at 6:21 PM (CDT)


How do I start the program?  I have it installed and all I get is something about winzip.  I am not good with computers so I really need help.  I just paid 5 pounds for this and I don’t even know how to get my songs from Ipod to cpu with it.

Posted by David on May 30, 2004 at 4:19 PM (CDT)


i would REALLY love to see the continues play feature. i have another utility (mypodplayer) that i downloaded just for that purpose, but it’s jacked and can’t find the ipod unless i run it from a command line and tell it what drive the OS mapped the ipod to.


...this is all.

Peace out and nice software.

Posted by please add this feater on August 19, 2004 at 5:56 PM (CDT)

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