Unable to convert!!!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Meghan, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Meghan macrumors newbie

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    :mad: I just bought a new cd and loaded it onto my computer since the cd wouldn't show up in I-tunes. Then when I try to open the file it says "One ore more of the songs have WMA format and cannot be converted"

    Please help, I want to listen to this cd on my I-pod before class.
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    are you using a PC or a Mac? What's the cd, out of interest?

    you might be stuck if the cd is in the two-session format mentioned in this piece, unless you can find some dodgy software to crack the WMA files. iTunes will only convert un-protected WMAs.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    And I'm pretty sure only the PC version of iTunes does this.
     
  4. Meghan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. ehayut macrumors member

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    I bet the CD was distribute by EMI. They're such jerks.

    I'm assuming the CD has software to convert it to WMA. So, if you have the WMAs, burn an audio CD with them (you can do this on a CDRW so as to not waste a CD. Wasting plastic is bad), and then rip the CD using iTunes into AAC or MP3 format.

    I hate EMI
     
  6. Meghan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!!! And yes it is distributed by EMI.
     
  7. ehayut macrumors member

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    I'm usually very anti-piracy, but I will never buy another EMI CD until they take off that damn copy protection. It's just not right to punish people like me, who would have never otherwise dreamed of pirating music.
     

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