It is very common to read the forum posts regarding transferring music from an iPod to the iTunes library on a computer. But Apple decided not to allow users of its player to do that simply from iTunes for example. To each, therefore, to cope, by various processes, such as to enable hidden files and to search in the iPod to find an album, which may take a long time.
Presumably this limitation by the manufacturer due to contractual obligations between Apple and the creators and content distributors with whom she works for the iTMS. It is quite possible that there is a clause in the contract prohibiting the iTMS Apple to help transfer music between iPod and computer, for fear of a "mass piracy" with friends ...
But one can easily imagine situations totally legal and legitimate opportunity to transfer audio from the iPod to a computer:
- Following the forced formatting a hard drive to recover its instant music library from iPod;
- When you purchase a new computer using the iPod to easily transfer their music library;
- Sharing songs purchased from the iTMS on the 5 computers authorized;
- Keep the same music library at work and at home.
These are just some examples of legal transfers iPod-> computer. Therefore, many developers have used the space left by Apple to provide freeware and shareware , users of PC and Mac.
This list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to share your opinion on the Forum on the software you use.