Thank you to all who replied regarding the ipod and itunes.
What we ended up doing to give him access to all of his music without
paying too much was to buy him Imatch ($25 /year).
From what I can see storage here does not ipmact his Icloud storage
space because in fact you don't actually know if it your material you
From what I understand your material goes into a collective and if not
unique, it is tossed and you are linked to the best match in the
collective. Hence Apple does not store 10,000+ copies of "born to run"
in the cloud.
In a sense you are sharing your material for free (Apple decides who
I told the gentleman we would not upload any therapist/ seance session /
or taped phone calls with his departed mom because all of this could e
made public without his consent.
He also showed up with 180 CD's he wanted uploaded so he could access
them them on all of his devices and left his new Ipad and Iphone here so
someone could hist the download button for all 180 albums so they would
be available with no wifi.
I found the logic of what was going one was not apparent from the menu
selections which will all be forgotten within a month.
I have a feeling if he ever re-sync's his iphone to a local machine in
the future a lot of this could become undone -
I actually got one of my com-sci sons to sit on a browser and find out
what to do.
Loading the CD's to imatch is time consuming, but low labour, drop it in
and walk away. Additionally we are accumulating th linear pcm files on a
local portable drive.
Thaks again to all.
On 11/1/2021 10:33 AM, John Gledhill wrote:
> Apple I-pad question
> I apologize for perhaps the wrong forum however, I am hoping someone
> who knows the answer can pass me his or her number and I will call
> About 12 year ago I digitized a few hundred cassette tapes and records
> for a gentleman after making him aware of online sources and yes he
> wanted his cassettes / records digitized.
> Kept copies of all of the original 16 bit files and generated ACC or
> m4v and loaded the files to one of those old brick ipods with a 75 Gig
> HD (audio takes 45 gig) and a sleek nano device
> I used I-tunes at the time and was dismayed by the way the ipods
> messed up (hashed, and hacked up the file names).
> Fast-forward a decade and more. Customer who is old is still alive and
> very active. He has a good sense of humour. He brought me his old
> ipods and a brand new ipad and wants the audio loaded to the ipad and
> eventually his iphone 13.
> Should be a no brainer. Except now we have cloud storage. He already
> has other music and albums on his ipad (and they don’t show up when
> connected to a pc with itunes). I guess I would have to sign in to his
> My son also warned me about something called “syncing” where Apple
> decides to obliterate material on your device if you load material
> from a local drive. I told him there is no way a company could do this
> and be taken seriously let along convince people to buy their product.
> Silly me. Even when I turn off automatic syncing in itunes and think
> about moving audio to the I-pad I see warning about only being able to
> be sync’d to one source. I stop at this point, as the material already
> on the ipad is not mine to erase.
> Also worrisome was a pop-up about “trusted device” and only being
> allowed 5. I have used up two for him so far.
> A google search leads me to a couple of software applications that
> claim to allow me to add music to the ipad without erasing what is
> already there.
> I wonder.
> What computer OS would ever expect you to buy a separate programme to
> simply copy a file. What am I missing?
> Even if I succeed, will this gentleman undo everything next time he
> accesses music on-line?
> I really do not want to load 45 Gig to some cloud server so he can
> sync to that. This just seems ridiculous when the material is already
> on a local drive..
> Ques) If I did put 45G on the icloud from a PC and used this load his
> ipad then what happens when he signs onto itunes from his iphone13 on
> a cellular network. Does he unwittingly have 45G of cellular network
> traffic arriving?
> If anyone knows of a way to simply place audio files on an ipad (from
> a PC) so they will stay there, be playable, and will not erase what is
> already present then please pass me your telephone number.
> P.S. The old brick of an ipod he had with the older battery technology
> and a hard drive was recharged and still works a week later.
> The very sleek nano ipod he passed me was charged for a day and last 2
> ½ min and now won’t recharge. Improved design for who’s benefit. And
> no, I am not advocating carrying gramophones in backpacks.
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