"Burned" by iTunes?

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  1. Cheese macrumors 6502

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    I bought some new songs from iTunes for my daughters birthday with the hopes of burning her an audio cd of her favorites. I am using a TDK firewire external burner(48/24/48) and have had no past problems using toastlite for burning. none of the "new" music will burn to cd. I have wasted six cd's trying to get it to work. The track info and song times are there, but I hear no audio from any cd player, including the computer where the songs are stored as purchased music. HOw do I best resolve this conflict? Any help, flaming, etc... will be much appreciated. I am running 10.2.8 on a DV400 iMac with 320gbRam, iTunes 4.6. If I cannot burn because of some new security encoding, I should be entitled to a full refund, since the burning is the major rreason I bought the songs in the first place... right? Am I the only idiot to have this problem? H-E-L-P- please...
     
  2. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    burn it from iTunes - problem solved.
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Toast doesn't know what to do with the AAC-formatted songs from iTunes Music Store. Burn with iTunes and it'll work.

    Make a playlist with the songs, then make sure your burning preferences are set to "Audio CD." Click on the playlist, click on burn--that's it.

    I'm not sure why you asked to be flamed, but I'll give you a tiny one if it makes you feel better: Yes, you're the only one having this problem--use iTunes. :D
     
  4. Cheese thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanx for the swell advice, and the flame. I am anti-MS, anti anything other than Apple, so iTunes would be my first choice, but for some strange reason, iTunes doesn't recognize my CD burner! I checked with TDK, and the tech's there said that it is Apple's responsibility to port iTunes to be compatible with their burner, so I am stuck with toastlite. .. unless you know of a better replacement burning app.... (hint-hint) Really thanx a bunch.
     
  5. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    You can always try using hymn, found here, to remove the DRM and then use Toast to burn them.
     
  6. Cheese thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I DL'd HYMN, but it doesn't seem to do much of anything. Is anyone using a TDK external (CDRW4800B) firewire400 with iTunes? I'd like to know wherein the problem lies? i,e,. which hard/soft/firmware component(s) is at fault. Is it toastlite, iTunes, ITMS, TDK, Roxio, or even Apple who is to blame? Normally, Idon't like to point fingers, but I must know the root cause of this problem, and have found no real solutions. A 'lil help PLEASE?
     
  7. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    I am not to sure but you might want to try Patchburn II but I think their server is down right now. Google it.
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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  9. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    when in doubt, check

    xlr8yourmac.com

    and i don't think anyone flamed you?
     
  10. xhost_plus macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem when iTunes 4.6 came along. I used toast to burn my audio CDs (because it supports CDTEXT). When I upgraded to iTunes 4.6, I experienced the same problems as you do. It sux, because I want the CDTEXT.
     
  11. Cheese thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I appreciate all response, even flaming, 'cause this is driving me bonkers trying to learn the new protected codec shtuff, and to find it all, while trying to work at the same time... (MUST MULTITASK...)I will check out xlr8yourmac and though I've already tried patchburn, I will look for PB2.. Thanx and keep the suggestions coming.
    Flame at will, Maybe it'll teach me something(doubtful)
     
  12. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Check the joke at the end of Horrortaxi's post.

    I thought that having the latest version of QuickTime was supposed to allow you to burn the protected AAC files in Toast? Maybe you have to have Toast Titanium instead of the light version? Some people in the Apple Support Forum seem to say that using the latest version of Roxio Jam will burn the files.
     

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