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Moving Music Between Computers


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#1 mpetrodoc

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:16 PM

OK. Here's the deal. All my music is on my laptop (Toshiba PentiumR 4, 2.80Ghz w/448MB RAM running XP Home) and I want to transfer it to my new desktop ( HP pavilion a1640n- Intel Core duo 6300 1.86GHz w/ 2GB RAM running XP Media Center Ed 2005).
My music is on the C drive in a shared folder.
I first tried burning it onto some blank DVD_R discs I have. For whatever reason my burner in the laptop would not recognize those discs :flowers:
I next tried to install my Zune software into the laptop. My thinking was to use the player (which will be my portable music player) to download from laptop then load into the desktop. Unfortunately, the installation of Zune software into the laptop failed on several attempts for unknown reasons :thumbsup:
SOOOOO, next I loaded some of the songs onto my iPOD shuffle. However, when I try to transfer music from iTunes to Zune it doesn't take (maybe the AAC format of iTunes?)
HELP!! I just want to get my music library onto my desktop and be able to sync it with my Zune. I know there must be a really easy way to do this. Any sugestions?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:31 AM

Hi mpetrodoc.
Don't know what exact problem you're having with the dvd's but plain old cd-r's would be better.
You could always upload them to someplace like RapidShare, then download them to your other system as a workaround. Of course, if it's a large amount and you're on a slow connection, it's not a desirable option.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:21 AM

Hi mpetrodoc, which burning software did you use?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 10:37 AM

I tried burning from windows media player and then using Sonic. Neither worked.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:19 AM

Go to Nero and download the trial version.
Install it and than try to burn as MP3 DVD

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:10 PM

Burned music to CD-Rs. Worked like a charm. Thanks all :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 07:42 AM

I recently had to copy all my music from one machine to another.
Fortunately I already had an external hard drive so I just copied it all onto that but if you don't already have an external HDD I guess thats an expensive option ;)

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:19 PM

One problem. I burned the music from my iTunes library onto CD-R. Then ripped them to my Zune library on my new machine.
However, none of the song info got transfered over in the process. So now I have a couple hundred unknown songs in my Zune. How do I move all my music AND all the song info from my laptop to my desktop?

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:48 PM

Copy the music as a Data disc, not a Music CD, then there should be no need to rip the songs, just transfer the data.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

How do I do that? The music is on my C drive as "my music" in my documents.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:51 PM

Do it the same way you burn CD's, when you do back-up's of the information on your harddrive.
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:08 AM

so you don't have a network, you could of used that if you did...

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:25 AM

My laptop is connected wirelessly to a wireless router which is wired to my desktop. I don't think this qualifies as a network. But what do I know!




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