iTunes Burning Problem

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  1. Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    So I am trying to burn an MP3 CD right now... I got 6 CDs from the library, and now I am trying to combine them all onto one MP3 CD... it tells me that none of the songs in the playlist are able to be burned. They are all AAC format... using iTunes 4.7
    Weird?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Under Preferences -> Burning, is Disk Format set to Audio CD (or Data CD) as aacs will not be burned onto an MP3 CD?
     
  3. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    In preferences make sure you are trying to burn an Audio CD. You may have "MP3 CD" in preference which is obviously impossible to accomplish since you are using the AAC format.
     
  4. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OKay yeah I was kinda dumb about that... is there a way to convert them to MP3 so that I can burn them as MP3?
     
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Change the CD import option to MP3 (in pref's) than right click (control click) your songs and hit convert to MP3
     
  6. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    In options, click Import and select MP3.

    Right click on songs and click convert to MP3. you will loose quality and it will take a while, and youll have duplicates of your songs though
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't tried this but wouldn't dragging the songs from iTunes to a CD in the finder work?

    However, even if this does work, I'm not all that sure that an aac CD will play in an mp3-enabled CD player. :(
     
  8. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    You'll get all the tracks on there, but it won't play in any cd player, including mp3 cd players. Try importing as mp3s.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah thanks, I didn't think it would. Still, would it work if they were all mp3s? Can you just drag and drop like that? Of course, that's ignoring iTunes' maximum drag & drop limit.
     
  10. sacear macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to change import option setting in prefs, you can just convert to MP3.

    I think OS X will interpret drag & drop from the desktop as a data CD, not audio or mp3.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    OK, thanks sacear. Excuse my ignorance, but is there a difference between an mp3 CD and a standard data CD? I'm guessing there is.
     
  12. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    In my experience, no. I have burned backups of my mp3's in the finder before, and it has worked in my DVD player and other computers fine.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cool, that's good news. But will they work in mp3 CD players?
     

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