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Rhythmbox and the Walkman

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The other day my son asked me to put some music on his iPod. The music he wanted was on a CD. “No problem at all” I said to my son and I used his computer to set about the task in hand.

My son’s laptop runs Windows 7 and the tool I use to grab music from a CD in Windows is called Audiograbber. This piece of software is well over 10 years old but I have never found anything that does the job better on the Windows platform and what is more is that it is free.

With the files converted to MP3 format I thought all I need to do now is copy the MP3s to the iPod. The iPod doesn’t allow you to use it as an MTP device meaning any possibility of drag and drop using Windows explorer is out of the window. Needless to say it took ages to work out how to actually get iTunes to cooperate.

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