Skip to main content

Recover music files from iPod (Windows)

Problem: The computer with the original music is out of operation, leaving the only copy of music on the iPod. How to get the music back

On windows:
  1. Connect the iPod
  2. Double click on the iPod icon to open the folder
  3. It will list four folders none of which contain music. The music folder is hidden
  4. Press ALT+T to expose the tools menu
  5. Click on tools and show hidden files
  6. Enter the iPod_Controller folder
  7. Copy all the subfolders under this into a temporary directory (say /OldMusic) on the new computer (the music files are here)
  8. Select all music directories under  /OldMusic and uncheck hidden (the folders are hidden)
  9. Open up iTunes
  10. Click ALT to bring up the menu bar
  11. Click File->Add folder to add the folders to the library

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Flowing text in inkscape (Poster making)

You can flow text into arbitrary shapes in inkscape. (From a hint here).

You simply create a text box, type your text into it, create a frame with some drawing tool, select both the text box and the frame (click and shift) and then go to text->flow into frame.

UPDATE:

The omnipresent anonymous asked:
Trying to enter sentence so that text forms the number three...any ideas?
The solution:
Type '3' using the text toolConvert to path using object->pathSize as necessaryRemove fillUngroupType in actual text in new text boxSelect the text and the '3' pathFlow the text

Python: Multiprocessing: passing multiple arguments to a function

Write a wrapper function to unpack the arguments before calling the real function. Lambda won't work, for some strange un-Pythonic reason.


import multiprocessing as mp def myfun(a,b): print a + b def mf_wrap(args): return myfun(*args) p = mp.Pool(4) fl = [(a,b) for a in range(3) for b in range(2)] #mf_wrap = lambda args: myfun(*args) -> this sucker, though more pythonic and compact, won't work p.map(mf_wrap, fl)

Drawing circles using matplotlib

Use the pylab.Circle command

import pylab #Imports matplotlib and a host of other useful modules cir1 = pylab.Circle((0,0), radius=0.75, fc='y') #Creates a patch that looks like a circle (fc= face color) cir2 = pylab.Circle((.5,.5), radius=0.25, alpha =.2, fc='b') #Repeat (alpha=.2 means make it very translucent) ax = pylab.axes(aspect=1) #Creates empty axes (aspect=1 means scale things so that circles look like circles) ax.add_patch(cir1) #Grab the current axes, add the patch to it ax.add_patch(cir2) #Repeat pylab.show()