I was using a Mac Book Pro OSX 10.6.8 and had burned a lot of my CDs onto it. I had never bought anything from the iTunes store. When opening iTunes one day I saw everything had changed - playlists had disappeared and I when I went to Finder the bulk of my music was bundled under "Unknown Album". As I have the music on my iPod I continued using that; since I never buy songs from the iTunes store I just left it.
Now I have a new Mac Book Pro OSX 10.8.5. I used an external HDD and Time Machine to back up the old Mac Book and still have the back-up that predates the problem.
- Can I transfer my tunes on the iPod to the new Mac Book (none of them are from the iTunes store)?
- Is there any other way of fixing the problem?
- Is there an alternative to iTunes that allows me to burn my CDs onto the Mac Book, organize them into playlists etc and copy to my iPod?