iTunes - Importing CD to AAC

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  1. zer0army macrumors regular

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    I just got a 15gig iPod and Am trying to rip all CDs to AAC. However some of the CDs are giving me problems, when I click import I get this error message. Has anyone experienced this ? how can I get aound it
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    The problem stems from the DRM on the CD, well probably. There is no easy way around it that I know of, other than never buying stupid, idiotitic restrictive DRM protected CDs. You could record to a cassette and then back to iTunes. Maybe there's a hack out there somewhere..... Anyone?
     
  3. zer0army thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea I figured it was probably some DRM thing, Which sucks since this is a legit CD that I paid for and I should have the right to listen to it on my iPod. I hope someone knows a way around this.
     
  4. zim macrumors 65816

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    Just curious, could you tell us what album it was?
     
  5. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    SpyMac

    I think SpyMac posted an article a while back about this. You are supposed to get a black felt pen, and make a circle on the inner part of the CD. Go look it up!
     
  6. zer0army thread starter macrumors regular

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    The ones I have discovered so far are:

    1. World Famous Beat Junkies 3

    2. Punk-o-Rama 4

    3. Honest Don's welcome wagon
     
  7. zer0army thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: SpyMac

    Thanks MacAztec, I will look into it
     
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    You could also try opening the CD in Finder, then try dragging the AIFFs onto your HD and see if that works. If you can get them on to the HD, you can then convert them to AAC in iTunes (Advanced->Convert Selection to AAC).
     
  9. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Re: SpyMac

    HA HA are you freakin kidding me? the inside of the cd is the directory. NO ONE DO THIS...:rolleyes:

    just to clear things up, it's the outside edge of the disc. you were close macaztec! :D :D :D
     
  10. zer0army thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nermal,

    Yes that works and I am able to convert the AIFF files to AAC. However All the info is lost and I have to fill it in manually. Is there any way to preserve the info when itunes retrieves it ?

    Thanks for you help
     
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    Not that I know of, but there might be a trick that someone else knows.
     
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  13. zim macrumors 65816

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    I agree, we should warn others of cds that contain protection and if at all possible buy these albums from apple.

    It would be great if someone was to do research on this and create a resource listing albums that fall into this category.
     
  14. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Screw Apple's iTMS

    I would rather own the CD. You can only get...what...128kbps AAC audio from Apple's iTunes Store? I would much rather go get the CD, and be able to rip it at whatever quality i want.
     

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