Downloading and adding to iTunes w/o computer...

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by BrandonAElam, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. BrandonAElam

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    Forgive me if this is a frequently asked question, the search terms are too vague to help me find what I'm looking for. I wanna know if there is any way to download an MP3 on my iPad (I use iCabMobile) and then add it directly to iTunes (on my iPad). That way I wouldn't have to connect it to a computer to do add an MP3 to iTunes. I found an app that would download and extract .rar's, but had no way of adding them to iTunes. Does anyone know a method?
     
  2. Jeeper

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    The only way I know to get music into the iPod app, is to buy them from iTunes from your device, or add them to iTunes on you computer and sync them in.

    It may be possible with a jail broken iPad (I think only iPad 1 has been officially JB'd at this time). Check the "hacking" threads for more info.
     
  3. BrandonAElam

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    Really? You'd think they'd offer some kind of possibility to do this. Especially with them moving towards "own an iPad without ever having a computer" mentality
     
  4. Jeeper

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    Yes, but it's also a "buy all your media from us" attitude.:)
    When iOS 5 comes out you'll be able to access all of your existing songs wirelessly from the cloud. Apple will generously "match" all songs you have, that you didn't buy from iTunes. (as I understand it anyway)
     
  5. BrandonAElam

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    That's what terrifies me about the iPad. They bait you with convenience and prepackaged apps into a system where they are the sole distributor of software. Give it another decade and all computing systems will resemble the iPad. All software will be delivered wireless to make the devices small as possible, and any breach of contract will result in termination of service, leaving you with a brick. Just wait.
     
  6. graywolf

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    If you jailbreak, you can just download an mp3 and add it to your library. It is a very easy process. If you are interested, let me know.
    But first, iPad 1 or 2? The jailbreak for 2 is apparently supposed to come out tomorrow. But we will see how that goes.
     
  7. BrandonAElam

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    Hm. Is there any real advantage to jailbreaking?
     
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    I copied my MP3 music collection to itunes, and copied it to my ipad. I've only bought about a dozen songs from itunes. Ipad 1, no jailbreak.
     
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    Same here. About 1,000 CDs transferred to MP3, added to iTunes. No jailbreak. I've bought a total of one album from iTunes. Don't plan to buy any more. Plenty of movies and books, none purchased from iTunes.

    I'll switch hardware at my convenience, taking my content with me.
     
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    And you both did that not using your computer? Which was what the OP was asking, not just how to get mp3 onto the iPad, I think he knew you could do it via syncing with iTunes.
     

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