EMERGENCY CDR QUESTION (ITUNES)

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  1. Bhennies macrumors 6502

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    I feel like the world's biggest idiot right now, but I realized that after all my years using Apples, I never used Diskburner (only toast). Now I have to take a couple tracks from bounced Pro Tools files over to a clients place, and I realize I don't know how to burn an audio CD without importing the files into itunes first (which obviously converts them and they lose quality). Is there a way to burn an audio disk without importing the files into itunes? If there isn't, how do you import without losing audio quality? Thanks a lot!
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    In the Importing preferences for iTunes, you can select apple lossless, aiff, or wav. All of these do not yield a decrease in sound quality, at the expense of some pretty huge file sizes. Apple lossless, which I haven't tried yet, is supposed to compress audio to half it's original size without any loss, if that matters at all.

    Edit: Oh, I guess they're Pro Tools files. If you can save as AIFF from that program, then you could use iTunes to burn the files as an audio CD (dragging the AIFF files into the iTunes window would be all that's required, after setting the import options to AIFF).
     
  3. dragula53 macrumors regular

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    open finder?

    put a blank disc in (and open finder, instead of itunes, that is in cd & dvd on system preferences)

    drag files to disc... drag disc that is on desktop to trash, to burn?

    that should do it

    unless I am confused on what you are trying to do
     
  4. Bhennies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool, thanks! That's what I was wondering.
     

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