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How to Transfer Music Video from iPod to PC for Backup

Q: I have a lot of songs and Videos on my iPod Touch, and my computer crashed and had everything wiped from the hard drive, I want to restore my music and Movie from iPod back to my computer, is there any way for this?

A: Yeah, iTunes allows only one-way synchronization of musics Video from computer to iPod, so if for whatever reasons such as need to restore your library on local hard disk due to crashed computer or buying new computer, you can easily transfer the video, song library from iPod back to PC computer by using third party software as follows:

The Tool we need:

An iPod to PC TransferiTransfer (Windows 7 Compatible)

iTransfer is an amazing iPod music transfer and iPod Video transfer that can easily transfer music Video from iPod back to iTunes to rebuild your iTunes library or PC local for backup and transfer music, video, audio books, photos, etc to iPod/Touch/Nano/Classic without iTunes synchronization, it also supports iPhone and iPad.

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1 Download and install

Free Download iTransfer, install and run it, then plug in your iPod. The screen will display your iPod info including iPod Type, capacity, Version, etc. all the file on iPod will display in the left columns, double click the source files, you can preview it in the lower left Window.

iPod to PC Transfer - transfer iPod to computer - Screenshot

2 Copy Music Video from iPod to Computer

1. Click one category to open the files folder. Here we take music as example. And then click Manual mode on the top-right of the interface, see the difference between Smart and Manual Mode.

Note: Smart Mode is recommended to use when transfer music and video from iPod to iTunes.

2.Select the songs or Video you want to backup to PC local computer.

3. Choose a local folder to save these songs by "Output folder" and leave "iTunes info" checkbox blank.

4.Click "Transfer" to restore music movie from iPod to computer.

Transfer Music Video to Computer


There you have it. Enjoy!

Tips: The difference between Smart and Manual modes:

Smart mode:

There're all files that iTunes doesn't have, marked as
You can choose one or more files to download from iPod off. However, you must transfer the file/files to both PC local and iTunes.

Manual mode:
There're all files of iPod no matter whether iTunes has or not, marked as or .
You can choose one or both of PC local and iTunes for output.

In addition, iTransfer also can help you transfer Photo from iPod to Computer iTunes or sync media from computer to iPod without iTunes, manage your iPod playlist, organize entire iPod music/video, etc. learn More from iTransfer User Guide.

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