Can't put songs I bought from iTunes on an mp3 disc?!?!?!?!?!

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  1. manosaurus macrumors 6502

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    So I just got a new disc player in my car and it plays mp3's so I thought I would make an mp3 disc for the car. Anyway, I made a playlist and hit the "burn mp3 disc" tab and get an error message that 47 of my songs could not be burned to an mp3 disc. Turns out that all the songs I bought on iTunes cannot be burned to an mp3 disc. This is some serious bulls**t!!!!!!! There must be someway around this! I bought the damn song and just want to put it on an mp3 disc! Any ideas?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Did you import all of your other songs in mp3?

    I believe you must first convert any purchased songs (which are ACC) to mp3 before burning them on a mp3 disk.

    If your import options are already set for mp3, all you have to do is select the song and select "Convert Selection to mp3" from the Advanced menu in iTunes.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Only way around it is to burn it as an audio CD, rerip to MP3, burn MP3 CD. You'll lose some quality but it'll probably be neglibile especially in a vehicle listening environment. You cannot directly convert the songs you purchased from the iTunes music store.
     
  4. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    which is illegal in the u.s. due to the dmca. :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I agree with OP; it's b.s. that you can't burn the songs you paid for to an mp3 cd. :(
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's a sad, sad DRM world, but no you can't just magically transform that protected digital file you bought from iTunes into a bog standard MP3. Windows Media based services are the same kettle of fish. As the Panda says, your best/easiest bet is to burn and re-rip.

    While I hate current DRM implementations with a passion, Apple's system is far from the worst I've used.
     
  8. manosaurus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OMG, that is so much trouble to go through. I am actually getting pissed about this. So, I bought the right to play these songs but I am not allowed to convert them to a different format??? Why the hell not?
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There is no DMCA problem there, the Apple DRM explicitly allows burning to CD. Once it's on CD, there is no DRM to circumvent.
     
  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Because it removes the digital rights management and allows the files to be shared over peer to peer networks. Yes, it sucks, but that the music companies taking baby steps towards digital distribution is a miracle in itself.
     
  11. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Ask your friendly RIAA members.

    Get a CD-RW so you don't waste blank CD's.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Because that is the agreement the record companies created to allow digital downloads of their music from iTunes.
     
  13. crjackson macrumors member

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    the digg says otherwise on being able to actually OWN your music without restrictions;)
     
  14. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately, the only way to truly get that is to write and record your own music. Even without DRM present, there are rights restrictions that the land sharks can (and do) act on.
     
  15. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    yes but the process removing copy protection and then ripping it is against the dmca because it reomves copy protection. not that it matters though cuase there'd be no way to prove that you did reomve the copy protection.

    **side note. im not a lawyer. if you get sued off the planet and then thrown into jail, then i was the wrong person to listen to**
     
  16. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    you don't own anything. your movies, songs, software, blah blah, you just own the right to view it.
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The act of burning to CD all by itself removes copy protection, and your license explicitly allows you to do that. When you re-rip, you are not removing copy protection, iTunes already did that when it burned the audio CD.
     
  18. manosaurus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, pardonnez mon français but **** iTunes then! They definitely just lost a customer.
     
  19. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    hmm. good point. lets contact the eff on this.
     
  20. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Even if you are allowed to burn iTMS AAC to disc, the player in the car would have to support Fairplay DRM, which isn't even possible because Apple has not licensed their DRM. It's evident Apple chose to go the iPod-in-your-car route, so you'll likely have to burn your AAC tracks to standard red-book CD and then rip again to MP3.
     
  21. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Audio Hijack Pro. Does it (aiff) on the hard disk without having to burn to cd and reimport as mp3. But I think I had to pay for it a few years ago.? Then you have to re-enter all the song info, but "I know somebody" who has success this way. ;)
     
  22. ehayut macrumors member

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    Yes, agreed. Otherwise it's a giant waste of plastic (and money, for that matter)
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Wanna show me another store that allows you to change the format of their DRM music?
     
  24. crjackson macrumors member

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    yes I understand its not exactly my music, but at least you understand what I mean:)
     
  25. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... ummm... aren't we pretty much done here? For some reason it sounds like this is "new" and "interesting" but the iTunes Store has been around how long now? This is like complaing that your CD's won't fit in your casette player at this point.
     

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