Can't burn tunes from iTunes to a CD

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  1. ButchVA macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to burn some songs to CD, and (only on certain playlists) iTunes keeps telling me there is not enough room on a 700mb CD-R to burn them. I'm trying to burn like 45 minutes worth of classical music, and I *know* it's nowhere near 700mb (or the 80 minutes the CD-R is advertised as).

    Anyone know why this is? And why it doesn't happen for all tunes? Some of them burn just fine.

    Thanks!

    Butch
     
  2. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    You might check in iTunes preferences to see what type of CD it is trying to burn (data, audio, etc.). I think if you burn an audio CD, iTunes converts the files into a different format before burning them. This might account for the discrepancy in file sizes.
    That's all I can think of for now.
    you could also try repairing permissions and/or moving the iTunes preference file and restarting iTunes.

    if you click "get info" on the songs, what type of files are they?
     
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  4. ButchVA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    File origin??

    This seems to be an issue of the origin of the file. On files that I loaded from my old CD collection, it's no problem to burn them. Anything I've downloaded from the iTunes Music Store doesn't seem to want to burn.

    When I do a "get info" on a file I've purchased, it says it's a "Protected ACC Audio File". On tracks I've imported from my old CDs, it says it's an "ACC Audio File". So how does one "unprotect" the files??

    Tks!

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  5. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Is the computer you are trying to burn on authorized to play the purchased files?
     
  6. ButchVA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uh, yeah, it's my computer...

    I'm the only one who owns/uses it, and I purchased and downloaded the music that's on it, so I suppose it is...

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  7. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    just to double check, if you try to play these files on your computer, they play with no issues?
     
  8. ButchVA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep. They do everything except burn to a CD...

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  9. apb3 macrumors regular

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    can you burn just one of the tracks?
     
  10. ButchVA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't try, as I didn't want to waste a CD

    I posted this on the Apple web site discussion forum, and there are a number of people who seem to be having the same problem. It's got to have something to do with it being a "Protected ACC Audio File". The question is, how does one "unprotect" the files?

    Tks!

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  11. theBB macrumors 68020

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    You cannot "unprotect" files. It just means Apple has put restrictions on it such as 5 authorized computer limits etc. I've never had problems burning any iTunes purchased tracks. Good luck...
     
  12. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Have you ever attempted to burn this playlist before? Try deleting the playlist you have and making a new one, maybe?

    If the total length of the files is really only 45 minutes you should be able to create a standard Audio CD just fine. "Protected AAC" means that they are files purchased from the iTunes music store, which can be burned up to 10 times in a single playlist. Not sure what the problem might be, seems strange. Hope you get it figured out! :(
     
  13. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Can you walk us through the steps you are using and post screen shots (apple+shift+3) of the error messages you are getting?
     

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