Fuck iTunes.

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    Aug 20, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1408



    So after finally fixing my computer; I realised that something, somehow, had wiped out my iTunes library. Not a big deal as most of my stuff is backed up on my iPod; but as for the seasons of rescue me, metalocalypse, dirty jobs, and everything else purchased that wasn't backed up; I'm fucked.

    I payed for this shit fair and square. You'll even let me copy it and play it on whatever computer I like. So why the fuck can't I download it again on the SAME FUCKING COMPUTER!?

    Goddamn you Steve Jobs. Goddamn you iTunes. Goddamn everything ever.

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    Aug 20, 2008 6:20 AM GMT
    Ah.

    Now that I've had a chance to cool off and realised I could use some undeleting software (see: pandora recovery) I have since relinquished the anger; though my feelings towards the iTunes agreement remain unchanged.


    If I've paid you for something; especially something that is electronically transferred, and for some reason I no longer have whatever it was that you sold me; you should let me have it. It's not going to cost you any money to let someone who already paid for said product download said product again.

    In fact, it would keep me buying shit from you guys instead of doing it illegally through Utorrent.

    so there Mr. Jobs.
    Quit being a dick and let people re-download shit they lost. They're going to download it either way so you might as well try to lose as little business as possible.
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    Aug 20, 2008 7:29 AM GMT
    Not much to do with iTunes, but it's a VGCats comic! =D

    http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=186
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    Aug 20, 2008 8:47 AM GMT
    if you buy a CD in a store and break it, you're fucked. So you make a copy "just in case".

    Why would you expect anything else with your digital files ? Backup is such a great thing, and time machine makes it fool-proof (i'm not saying you're a fool tho icon_razz.gif)

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    Aug 20, 2008 9:02 AM GMT
    I was given some iTunes gift certificates as a present once, around 50 dollars worth iirc. I was quite pleased and happily installed the software and spent ages making my selection - then when i came to try and check out with my certificates, i was informed that i could not download the music because i lived in the Middle East.

    I have since come to find that it is impossible for me to legally buy and download music online. It is enough to make you go pirate!
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    Aug 20, 2008 10:28 AM GMT
    This has happened to me a couple of times. In fact im going through it again. I find that the songs that I have purchased are fine and still available. Its the songs that I have downloaded from my cd's that are lost.icon_sad.gif. Im having my boyfriends friend look over my computer to see if he can find where my file was "lost". Otherwise I will be downloading all my music all over again. Makes me want to jump of a building and land eye first onto a nail.
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    Aug 20, 2008 10:44 AM GMT
    I did the same thing earlier this year. I wiped out my Itunes library and had to re rip all the songs onto my computer. It took me hours.

    Now I back-up to an external hard drive to be on the safe side. Why I can't transfer from my Ipod back to my computer is beyond me. Very frustrating.
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    Aug 20, 2008 11:56 AM GMT
    You can thank the RIAA for that, not Apple or iTunes or Steve Jobs. The recording industry sets all the rules related to how their content is used and stored. They did NOT want music or video to move off of the iPod onto a computer for what should be obvious reasons. (Hey Johnny? Plug your iPod into my computer so's I can copy all 3,000 of your songs to my iTunes, too!)

    When Apple wanted to sell RIAA content on the iTunes store, Apple had to agree to THEIR terms. Not the other way around.

    So thank your local RIAA chapter for your inability to do with your music as you wish!

    http://www.riaa.com/aboutus.php

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    FunkapottamousIt's not going to cost you any money to let someone who already paid for said product download said product again.


    Ummmm. yeah. it does. Ever hear of bandwidth? Server resources? Electricity? All those things still apply for your second download, just as they did for your first. It takes a LOT of bandwidth to download a single 300MB episode of a TV show. The cost of that is factored into the original purchase price of the $1.99 you paid for it. You're not going to get unlimited downloads of something you paid less than $2 an episode for, or for 99-cent music either.

    Lastly, BACKUP YO' SHIT! Backup software is included with every PC and Mac sold today. If you downloaded hundreds of dollars worth of software, music, or movies, and didn't back them up, only to lose them in a system crash, you certainly can't blame anyone for that but the person who forgot to back that shit up! vicon_cry.gif

    Sorry to be harsh, but I just have no sympathy for anyone who blames a software company or product for lack of basic computer maintenance, like backing up. That ain't Apple's fault.

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    Aug 20, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    Which iPod model do you have? It is possible to recover files in such a situation for iPod models that you can mount as a hard drive, but you have to know what you're doing.

    Have a read of this article
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    Aug 20, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    Try 7Digital.com as an alternative, too. They are based out of London, UK. You can refer back to "my locker" and download songs again. Also, the files are in WMA and MP3 formats so they're in a more universal format. I'm not sure how long these files remain available in your locker, but I recently downloaded a song again that I had first downloaded a year and a half ago. They may not have as many songs as itunes, but it's a good alternative.

    This is from their help section:
    What happens if I lose my music, change my PC / hard drive or my PC crashes?
    If you lose your music or perhaps buy a new PC, you can re-download the tracks that you have bought from our site. All of your purchased downloads will be stored in your 'locker' area.
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    Aug 20, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    DO ANYTHING FOR DETHKLOK! DO ANYTHING FOR DETHKLOK!

    main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_it
  • EricLA

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    Aug 20, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    Dude, chill! If you've paid for something on iTunes, you can download it again without paying for it. Apple knows accidents happen and Libraries accidentally get erased. You will have to reload your own stuff (And, seriously, it's the 21st Century, why don't you have an external hard drive to back up to?). I believe it's as simple as clicking on the purchase button as you would normally, and a prompt will come up. You might try it on a song first, just to make sure.
  • Bunjamon

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    Aug 20, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    For me it's all about the MP3 downloads on Amazon.com and mp3fiesta.com. Way cheaper, and you can copy them onto as many computers and devices as you want. Screw iTunes.
  • bhamguy27

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    Aug 20, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    Here you go, I hope this helps...

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12213/ipodrip
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    Aug 20, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    look_alive saidYou can thank the RIAA for that, not Apple or iTunes or Steve Jobs.


    Yah, I was going to say...

    Apple (tho I love them) aren't exactly angels, but the RIAA are the evil masterminds behind everything that sucks about the music industry.
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    Aug 20, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    I have used iPod Copy when this has happened to me in the past. Lesson learned, always back up your files regardless of what they are.
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    Aug 20, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    look_alive saidYou can thank the RIAA for that, not Apple or iTunes or Steve Jobs. The recording industry sets all the rules related to how their content is used and stored. They did NOT want music or video to move off of the iPod onto a computer for what should be obvious reasons. (Hey Johnny? Plug your iPod into my computer so's I can copy all 3,000 of your songs to my iTunes, too!)

    When Apple wanted to sell RIAA content on the iTunes store, Apple had to agree to THEIR terms. Not the other way around.

    So thank your local RIAA chapter for your inability to do with your music as you wish!

    http://www.riaa.com/aboutus.php

    Second:
    FunkapottamousIt's not going to cost you any money to let someone who already paid for said product download said product again.


    Ummmm. yeah. it does. Ever hear of bandwidth? Server resources? Electricity? All those things still apply for your second download, just as they did for your first. It takes a LOT of bandwidth to download a single 300MB episode of a TV show. The cost of that is factored into the original purchase price of the $1.99 you paid for it. You're not going to get unlimited downloads of something you paid less than $2 an episode for, or for 99-cent music either.

    Lastly, BACKUP YO' SHIT! Backup software is included with every PC and Mac sold today. If you downloaded hundreds of dollars worth of software, music, or movies, and didn't back them up, only to lose them in a system crash, you certainly can't blame anyone for that but the person who forgot to back that shit up! vicon_cry.gif

    Sorry to be harsh, but I just have no sympathy for anyone who blames a software company or product for lack of basic computer maintenance, like backing up. That ain't Apple's fault.

    technically it was all my fault, as my 30 gig iPod isn't enough to hold all of my stash. So i began excluding certain videos and movies to allocate room for music.

    then it got baleeted.

    all of my music is on my iPod, it's just the fifty or so videos of Television shows that I quite enjoy that I was pissed about.


    but that program I brought up earlier; "Pandora Recovery" fucking works like a miracle.