1. keatonec's Avatar
    I dont know if this is the right place to post this.

    I have an external harddrive that i have all of my music stored on and I normally use a pc. But i have recently decided to buy a mac and was wondering what would be the easiest way to put the music on my mac. I dont know if i can just plug the harddrive in and go or what.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Agian sorry if this is the wrong thread to post in.
    2009-02-12 02:02 AM
  2. Broomhead's Avatar
    just plug the hard drive in and then open iTunes/click file/Add to library/select your hard drive.
    It will take a while, Depending on how big your music library is. mine took 6 hours to complete...58,000+ songs
    2009-02-12 02:29 AM
  3. keatonec's Avatar
    thanx man. i thot that you could only use certain hardrives for each type of comp. to write to the hardrive i have to refomat it to so it can be used on the mac. i was wondering if there was a way to make it so the hard drive can be used with both my mac and pc?
    2009-02-12 11:06 PM
  4. Broomhead's Avatar
    I don't see what the difference would be, But I only use Macs
    Bump... Anybody?
    2009-02-13 10:57 PM
  5. wyatt_450's Avatar
    you should just have to plug it in and transfer them over as stated before.
    2009-02-17 04:34 AM
  6. JStraitiff's Avatar
    sometimes there is software installed on the drives that is compiled for a certain os which at that point you have to format it for your system

    there have been alot of problems like this when using ipods in disk mode and trying to crossover between windows and mac

    just plug the hard drive in and then open iTunes/click file/Add to library/select your hard drive.
    It will take a while, Depending on how big your music library is. mine took 6 hours to complete...58,000+ songs
    damn broom!! i bet u havent listened to evey song in that library.. lol
    Last edited by JStraitiff; 2009-02-17 at 08:42 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2009-02-17 08:42 AM
  7. kvizzel's Avatar
    you have 58,000 songs?! how much space does that take up

    oh jesus!

    I only have 1,000...

    You don't have to answer this but... just curious, you buy em all?
    2009-02-20 04:05 AM
  8. Broomhead's Avatar
    LOL... my winter project, collecting music

    all copied from disks
    Last edited by Broomhead; 2009-02-20 at 04:17 AM.
    2009-02-20 04:15 AM
  9. kvizzel's Avatar
    HOLY! Nice collection, I probably will never have that much songs...
    2009-02-20 04:22 AM
  10. Broomhead's Avatar
    Simplify Media, I'll let you in
    Simplify Media - Connect Your Music
    2009-02-20 04:54 AM
  11. cpjr's Avatar
    Thanks to Broom.....when I log into Simplify I have around 90,000 songs at my disposal
    2009-02-20 05:27 AM
  12. keatonec's Avatar
    thats a crazy amount of music. i cant even name that many songs. i dont think i even know of that many songs. 317 gigs. damn. must have everything from everyone. ive seen 80 gigs and that was allot.

    2009-02-21 04:35 AM
  13. Broomhead's Avatar
    Thanks guys... Its a lot of fun, never get tired of my music
    2009-02-21 04:49 AM
  14. keatonec's Avatar
    i was wondering. do you have all types of music. or is that all the same type of music? i mean if its all the same type then its even crazier. i mean 317 gigs of hip hop, or rock. thats allot.
    2009-02-21 04:52 AM
  15. Broomhead's Avatar
    132 different genres. Rap, Rock, Alternative, Bluegrass, Punk, Blues, Children's, Classic, Damce, Death Metal, Disco, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Funk, Gangsta, Gothic, Hip hop, Holiday, Indie, Jazz, Latin,New Age, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Ska, soul, Space Rock, Surf, Techno, World, and even some Country
    Just to name a few
    Last edited by Broomhead; 2009-02-21 at 05:03 AM.
    2009-02-21 05:00 AM
  16. keatonec's Avatar
    ive never even heard of some of those types. thats nuts. way to go man. nething you can recomend?
    2009-02-21 05:02 AM
  17. Broomhead's Avatar
    Reggae, Reggae'Dub are my favorites. What are you into? Maybe you'll like some Techno or space rock.
    Join me on simplify media and see what you like
    2009-02-21 05:06 AM
  18. keatonec's Avatar
    i like everything. well not everything. im not into techno really, some songs are ok but i dont like most.

    what is simplify media?

    is ur screen name Broomhead?
    Last edited by keatonec; 2009-02-21 at 05:34 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2009-02-21 05:34 AM
  19. Broomhead's Avatar
    Yes it's broomhead
    2009-02-21 05:57 AM
  20. LEGAL's Avatar

    Nice collection.

    Regarding a question similar to the original poster, I hooked up my hard drive that had flac encoded songs and I thought I had it set to change into apple lossless, however, it converted the music to crappy mp3 in Itunes.

    Is there an easy way to convert the mp3 music in Itunes to apple lossless without reloading?

    Thanks in advance.

    2009-02-23 07:23 PM