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kruppy
08-23-2016, 09:23 AM
Ok, please go easy on me. I am new to iTunes and digital music.

I have a few songs the Iíve purchased through iTunes along with a chunk of music that I have ripped on my Mac from CDs that I own. I believe they are all MP3 format. Itís just less that 4G of music. I am trying to copy all of it to an 8G memory stick that was formatted for PC that my Mac reads. From there I want to copy it to my of it to my PC at work as I have a headphone/DAC set up at work that will run off of Furbar2000 or so I think.

From what Iíve read/searched is that I can drag and drop to the memory stick, however, nothing will copy. I am trying to figure out if this is a copyright issue, user error/stupidity, iTunes quirk? Selecting one file that I know I ripped (vs bought) will not copy nor with everything as a large single group. Iíd also like to have a back-up on the stick. I know 4G is nothing, but Iím just starting to build my collecting and will eventually move to FLAC.

What the Hell am I doing wrong? I donít want re-rip everything at work?

ferrarr
08-23-2016, 12:02 PM
You have to make sure the USB stick is formatted as FAT or exFAT. Mac can not write to NTFS without help. Mac and Windows will write, and read too, to/from FAT and exFAT.

Also, you want to work from Finder and not in iTunes.

KevinJS
08-23-2016, 12:24 PM
Couple more points. Foobar2000 is not available for Mac. iTunes won't handle FLAC. VLC will though. Not sure what you'd use to rip to FLAC on Mac. I use EAC on Windows.

kruppy
08-23-2016, 12:49 PM
You have to make sure the USB stick is formatted as FAT or exFAT. Mac can not write to NTFS without help. Mac and Windows will write, and read too, to/from FAT and exFAT.

Also, you want to work from Finder and not in iTunes.

Ok, I'll have to check on the stick formatting.

Can't remember what I did with Finder last night. I know I looked for the individual files with finder and don't think I found them, only large iTunes Library files. I was trying from iTunes as I've seen other help tutorials that drag and drop from iTunes without issues.

kruppy
08-23-2016, 12:52 PM
Couple more points. Foobar2000 is not available for Mac. iTunes won't handle FLAC. VLC will though. Not sure what you'd use to rip to FLAC on Mac. I use EAC on Windows.

Yup, I have Foobar on my work non-Mac work PC. Looking at dbpoweramp to rip on PC.

kruppy
08-24-2016, 08:28 AM
Ok, I'm a moron. Wifey moved all of the music to an external drive and I didn't realize it. Once I found it, it copied over fine.

Please go about your normal business, nothing to see here.

chscag
08-24-2016, 03:25 PM
LOL, thanks for letting us know.... :)