Burning many audiofiles to DVD for import into iTunes

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  1. annk Administrator

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    I bought a pile of CD´s for my Dad. I´m in one country, the parental units in another. I want to burn all these CD´s for him onto one DVD, so all my mom has to do is pop the DVD into her Mac, import the tracks to iTunes, then dump them over on my Dad´s iPod.

    What´s the best way to do this? If I burn directly from iTunes onto a DVD, I get a message telling me I´m about to burn a data disc, not audio disc. I finally burned a data disc in Toast, then popped the DVD back into my PB to see what would happen. iTunes did not recognize it, but when I opened the DVD from Finder and double-clicked on one track, it immediatlely opened/played in iTunes - but with no way to import.

    I can, if necessary, burn a bunch of CD´s and send them over, but the whole point of this was to make it as simple as possible for my mother.

    Any wise words?
     
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  3. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    You're close to success. When you've burnt a data dvd (with iTunes or Toast, it doesn't matter), you can transfer the files to your father's mac. All you have to do is to copy the files to the hard disk and add them to the library.
     
  4. annk thread starter Administrator

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    Ahh, of course - when I mounted the DVD to try out the process myself to see what I needed to tell my mom, it didn´t occur to me that I had to copy the contents to the harddisk first. I was all concerned because iTunes didn´t recognize the disc.

    Thank you!! :D
     

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