Downloading music from iTunes

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  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I've never used iTunes to download music because i don't like the idea of my music being trapped on the computer. I was looking for information on the iTunes website but i couldn't find what i was looking for.

    If i buy music from iTunes can i buy it in a way so i can burn it to CD and use it in my car etc? I know about DRM etc but i just wondered.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    You can burn it to an infinite number of CDs and iPods but you can only have 5 computers authorised to play the file at any time. It sounds limiting but infact there is no real limit to yourself. Its not as if you need to play the file on 5 different computers at the same time is it?

    The DRM is to stop you passing the file on to your mates and then they do the same and so on.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well... kinda... you can burn the song an infinite number of times, but you can only burn a playlist 5 times.
     
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Oh yeh forgot about that but again its not exactly limiting is it?
     
  5. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But can i use CD's i burn in normal CD players and car stereos etc?
     
  6. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely. You just won't be able to re-transfer them to another cd from the original.
     
  7. craigsharp@spym macrumors newbie

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    Not only can you burn a song to a cd, but then you could rip that cd back into itunes as an mp3 and now you have non-DRM mp3 file of the same song.
     
  8. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is this true?!

    I don't mean to sound rude, but i would like a collective opinion on this. It would make buying music off iTunes a LOT more appealing.
     
  9. calculus Guest

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    Yes it is true.
     
  10. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    The downside of burining the song and ripping it again is that you are bound to lose some of the audio quality in the process (and the audio quality of iTMS music isn't that great in the first place).
     
  11. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    This cannot be overemphasized.

    If you do re-import in this fashion, don't waste your disk space with Lossless-- it won't magically restore any quality that was lost by the original compression. Go for 192 kbit MP3 or AAC.
     
  12. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Yup.
     
  13. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you can.
     
  14. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    :eek: I should have added "if you're like me and you don't know what you're doing."

    That's why I love MR... learn something new every day!
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