[Nagnagnag] RHK on iTunes / questions

Paul Pisano cheep at starpower.net
Tue Jan 10 22:06:02 PST 2006

I am not an iTunes user, so I'm finding this discussion very informative.
Couple of questions - is there software out there that will translate an AAC
directly to mp3 (ie, avoid the step of burning to CD to then ripping back to
computer)?  Also, if I have the mp3 on my hard drive, and then synch up my
mp3 player (essentially copying the song to the player), I assume that will
also count as of the 10 "burns", right?  If so, then it looks like doing the
AAC to CD to hard disk to player would use up 3 copies just to get it to a
usable, portable player.  Yikes!


Thanks for bearing with me.


Paul P.

Arlington, VA




From: nagnagnag-bounces at hollyfeld.org
[mailto:nagnagnag-bounces at hollyfeld.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Green
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 9:17 AM
To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org
Subject: Re: [Nagnagnag] RHK on iTunes / questions


The tracks are AAC, which is Apple's own format.


Not playable on other mp3 devices as far as I know.


Not playable on other PC software as far as I know, and I've tried many.


You'll have to have your friend buy the songs, then burn an audio CD. Take
the audio CD home and rip mp3s from it, as suggested. Bear in mind, you can
only burn 10 CDs from purchased songs before iTunes won't let you anymore,
so you can only try so many times.


I find AAC really irritating. It's supposed to be better in quality, but I
think it depends on the settings used for each format. There has to be a
better way to convert back and forth between AAC and mp3, but I haven't
found one.


Hope that helps


-----Original Message----- 
From: "Thierens, Danny" 
Sent: Jan 10, 2006 8:06 AM 
To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org 
Subject: [Nagnagnag] RHK on iTunes / questions 

I'm considering purchasing the previously unreleased _Bit Crackle_ and _URP
4_ releases from the above, but have questions as I'd be a first-time user
of this service I hope someone can assist ...

- In what format are the tracks encoded ? .mp3 or .aac (Apple's own format I
believe) ? Can a choice be made ? 
- Are the files playable on any mp3-player ? I've got a non-iPod one (from
- What software can please these files on a PC ? Windows Media Player ?
Winamp (my fave) ? Or do you need iTunes itself to play these files ?

I'm challenged by the fact that my (old) home PC has WinME as OS, which
apparently can't support iTunes. I have no intention on upgrading to Win2000
or WinXP, although I know that's feasible. I'm planning on someone else
purchasing these files for me and then transferring them over to my home PC.

Sorry for the (perhaps silly) questions, but I'd like to know a bit more
before I pay up 20 Euro's ... 

Thanks in advance for input. 


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