How can I transfer music off of an old iPod?

Episode 1451 (1:32:58)

Chris from Encinitas, CA
Senuti

Chris has an old iPod Classic. But since his PC died, he needs to find a safe way to get his music off his iPod and back onto his new computer. Leo says that Apple doesn't let you do that because they're afraid of piracy. But there are third party options on both Apple and PC.

Chris can try Senuti (Mac only), iExplorer (Mac/PC), and PodTrans. All of these will mount his iPod as if it's a hard drive and then he can move the files across.