Looking for advice on transferring iTunes library to iPad2

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    Hey folks,

    I'm a new member here, but lurked for a few weeks before I registered. This is a great forum and I look forward to contributing!

    Here's my problem statement that I've tried to solve unsuccessfully. I have an old PC that has been my iTunes station for probably 6 or 7 years. This is becoming at risk as the PC is slowing down and I really want to get all that media out of the PC and port it over to make my iPad2 the hub. I tried a couple of times last year to take a back-up of iTunes Library into an external hard drive and then transfer to my Macbook Pro, but this never worked correctly. Possibly due to user error on my part. :)

    I'm willing to buy an "app" for such a thing if it exists and my google searches have not really helped me lately.

    Does anyone have a solution to suggest for me? Alternatively, should I be trying to move this library somewhere besides my iPad2?

    Thanks,
    Eric
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    I'm not sure if this is the kind of application that you are looking for. It is for the iPhone but may work for the iPad as well. You may want to investigate further.

    MemeCode - PhoneAble

    I see that this application is somewhat dated and does not work with the latest version of iTunes. You may want to contact the developer to see if an update is available and one for the iPad.
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    With the current design of the iPad/iPhone you really need to have your music library on a PC or MAC.
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    Just to let you know I changed from being a Windows User to being a Mac User and I have sucessfully taken my whole collection with me.

    Just copy the whole Itunes directory from your Windows/user/my music folder to an external hard drive.

    Then Copy it to your user/Music directory on your Macbook pro.
    The library file that windows uses is the same as what the mac uses but without the file extension so the Windows version = "itunes library.itl" just needs the .itl removing and then itunes on the mac will find all your stuff.

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