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Hi all,
I was searching around to figure out how to play my iPod through my MacBook Pro's internal speakers, and I already have a cable with microphone/headphone plugs in both ends. I found a free application called LineIn, which plays your microphone input through your speakers. I plugged one end of my cord into the iPod touch, and the other end into the MICROPHONE INPUT port in my MBP, and after downloading LineIn, and setting the sound input to line-in, I am not playing my iPod's music through my computer. I'm sure there is another way to do this, but this is the first one I have found. The cord is probably available at Radioshack. I don't remember how I got it, but this works!

Also, to play the input back through the speakers, you have to enable "Pass Thru" in the LineIn application. LineIn works on all versions of Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).


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Why make it so hard?

Why not just plug your iPod into your MBP with the sync/charging cable that came with the iPod, open iTunes, go to your iPod on the left hand side of iTunes, select and play to your heart's content from the iPod? I do this quite often when I'm listening to a book and don't want to have to go find where I'm at in the middle of a chapter in iTunes.

Or better yet, since those songs should be on your MBP already, assuming that's where you synced the iPod to begin with, why not just play them from iTunes without needing to connect your iPod at all?

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Why make it so hard?

Why not just plug your iPod into your MBP with the sync/charging cable that came with the iPod, open iTunes, go to your iPod on the left hand side of iTunes, select and play to your heart's content from the iPod?
I was wondering the same thing.
The only reason I can think of to try something like the OP states would be if he lost the sync cable.... and even then, the easiest thing to do would be to just replace that.

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I'm a little confused on what the OP wants, but there is an App for the iPod Touch/Phone to make it act as a remote, so you can see all your songs on the library and play to your hearts content.
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