Authorizing 700+ SOngs from the store?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phishndave, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. phishndave macrumors member

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    I just transferred all my files from my PowerMac to my MacBook Pro and now I have to reauthoirze all my songs again...700+ songs!!! How can i quickly and efficiently do this without actually...doing it?? Someone please help me out with this??

    Drew
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    As long as they are all on the same account you should only have to authorize one song. Authorizing one song will allow songs from that account to be played on that computer. If you bought 700 songs under 700 accounts then well... I'll let you figure out an appropriate insult... :) But I'm sure you didn't... :)
     
  3. phishndave thread starter macrumors member

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    well, heres the thing, i bought most of the songs with a different account email, so everytime i try and play the next song it shows up with my old email in the box. i have to pu tmy new email in the box and then my old password and then it goes through.


    so yeah...anyone?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's odd. I changed my Apple ID email address and that works to authorize my old songs. Did you make two different accounts or change the email for your one account?
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Hrm... I guess I don't really know if you can have iTunes authorized for more than one account at a time... I would think you could but sometimes (once) I'm wrong.
     
  6. phishndave thread starter macrumors member

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    aha!! i logged in with my old account and did waht you said, now it works! yes
    thanks
     
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    You can authorize a computer for multiple accounts. My computer is authorized for both my account, and my brother's account. His computer is authorized for both his account and mine.
     
  8. Kyle Nerder macrumors regular

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    this might just take as long, but if you burn them to cd as cd player format and then re-rip 'em, they are no longer copy protected. You are free to copy them as much as you want and you will never be prompt to authorize them again
     
  9. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Do people still bother to do it that way? Wouldn't that degrade sound quality at least a bit, which would suck as it's already at what, 128AAC to start? (All I'll say as this is getting into a bit of a grey area.)
     
  10. chrismcdowell25 macrumors member

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    cd thing totally messes with the sound. JHymn worked great as it just removed the encryption but currently it is inoperable with the newest iTunes.
     

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