Audio CD's

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  1. big macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what I did...So I tried it several times with the same results. I plugged several cd's into the tray (for import w/itunes) when I noticed I could just copy the songs right out of the finder when the disk icon was opened.

    Of course the songs were all 45 or 80 mbs, I still would want to compress the audio for the iPod....

    a. what did I do?
    b. have anyone ever seen this before?
     
  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Audio CD's

    a. when copying the songs directly from the cd, you are creating uncompressed aiff files which can be very large. i would recommend using iTunes and "rip" the songs to an MP3 format, which is a compressed file format, and thereforemuch smaller.

    b. yes.. i have seen this before..

    good luck!

    -f
     
  3. big thread starter macrumors 65816

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    baaaah- did you read the post...that's what I said, that I would still compress the files. why does it happen though? and what did I do to make that happen?

    Frankly, there are times when I want 100% uncompressed digital, so this is a good thing. I just hope it doesn't go away with the 10.2 upgrade
     
  4. Gus macrumors 65816

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    Confused..

    Welllll.... You have always had the ability to copy an audio file right off of the CD into a folder in the finder, or the desktop. It's just transferring a file like any other CD. Are you asking how you copied the file, or what? I am a little confused. This will NOT go away with 10.2.

    Gus
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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  6. dnte42 macrumors regular

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    Assuming I understand this correctly (hard at 1:30 in the morning) the music files always show up in the disc in the finder. Just like data files on a normal cd. Yeah.
     
  7. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    maybe it helps to be VERY clear about this....


    i will answer your questions...

    a. you did nothing wrong
    b. almost everyone has seen this before

    it's nothing out of the ordinary...anyone with a mac can do this
     
  8. big thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no no, I have never been able to do this before, usually anytime I open the cd from the desktop, I get icons that are like 4k in size, and I never see the whole song...

    I have never been able to do this on ANY Mac I have ever used....Its like the copy protection on the cd was turned off or something (which is not possible I know, becasue it's read only)

    >dnte42
    you seem like you know what I'm talking about, this isn't emensly important, just an odd glitch I've never seen before
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Okay, i just did this with like 5 CDs, and they all worked, so I really do not know what you mean by "it never worked on any mac before". They show up as .cdda files, and I can drag them to my desktop, and open them in iTunes.


    ?? :confused: :confused: ??




    irmongoose
     
  10. big thread starter macrumors 65816

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    maybe its an OSX thing, in OS9, I can put in a CD, open the cd from the desktop (by double clicking it) the correct number of songs show up (named audio file 1, audio file 2 or something like that), but they are all like 4kb, and copying them to my disk, does nothing more than give me a 4kb file

    that's what I'm saying, now in OSX I can open a cd from the desktop and actually see all the cddb files (in ther entirety 40-80mbs each) why does this not make sense? I don't remember being able to do it in OSX before now, so I was just wondering how I did this.
     
  11. dnte42 macrumors regular

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    Ya know...the 4 kb thing does sound a bit familiar to me. I couldn't tell you the how's or why's about it, but I think that whenever it was I saw it it was in the days before iTunes and (possibly) system 9. My guess might just be iTunes and newer software.
     
  12. big thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, its iTunes 3...my wife's iBook (with iTunes 2 on it) does not show the song in their entirety, just the 4kb file
     
  13. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    hmmm i just did a little experiment...

    i booted into os 9 and noticed that when you try and drag one of the tracks onto the hard drive you end up with a zero k file...i guess maybe i've just been in os X too long :D
     
  14. big thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for checking that....can anyone else with iTunes 2 in OSX verify this?
     

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