[Nagnagnag] RHK on iTunes / questions

Robert Frank doomtrain1974 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 10 20:53:02 PST 2006

My girlfriend has iTunes and she had no problem  getting Bit Crackle and URP Vol. 4 to CD for me.  In fact, they  sound great.  I will ask her how she did it and let you know.
  Clandestine Transmission

Matthew Green <greec1 at earthlink.net> wrote:RHK on iTunes / questions      It doesn't count as one of the 10 uses when you sync the song to  your player, only when you burn to CD. It's important to note that in  order to sync in iTunes, the player must be associated with the same  iTunes account as the computer. This happens automatically when you set  up the software the first time. But, for example, if you take your iPod  to your friend's house to sync up a few songs, it will only work if you  let his library overwrite your whole player, so that your player  matches his computer. Also, if you copy the AAC files from his computer  and take them home, they will only sync to your iPod from iTunes if you  have his password.
  It is also important to note that the copyright protection is only  in AAC audio files, and it's written into the song while it's  downloaded from the iTunes store. Songs that someone rips from CD don't  have copyright protection added, even if they're ripped from within  iTunes.
  As far as I know, there isn't any program that can convert from  AAC directly to mp3, and I've looked. Using the AAC to CD to mp3 to  player option only counts as one burn, when the AAC is burned to CD  from within iTunes.
  Hope that helps

-----Original Message----- 
From: Paul Pisano 
Sent: Jan 10, 2006 10:06 PM 
To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org 
Subject: RE: [Nagnagnag] RHK on iTunes / questions 

    v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}        st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                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 Creative). 
-  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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