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Old 08-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For songs which were bought from iTunes (but not from the drm free iTunes plus section) I will have to burn the songs onto a cd first, and then reload them onto my computer in order to get rid of the drm code?

Do I burn the songs as regular audio files (meaning I can fit about 18-22 songs per cd), data or mp3 files mp3 files (fitting probably like 200 songs per cd). It would obviously save me a lot of time and money on cds if the latter is the case. After I burn them onto a cd and put that cd back into my computer, what do I do with those files that are on the cd? Just save them to the desktop? Re-import them back into iTunes?

Thanks for any help, and feel free to add any other useful tips I may like to know during this process.
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You may get some different answers. I burn the cd and convert directly back to .wma format in my Roxio Desktop Manager. I had used .avi but the file size was often 10x larger than the .wma. The quality of the sound for me has been outstanding. I bought 100 CD-R disks at Circuit City for $9.99. Cheap alternative and very easy to do.
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I haven't used Roxio for this yet. I set up playlists with songs that I have purchased and burn them to CD...when you burn them you have to burn them as regular audio cd's....redbook audio..same format as what comes on a new music cd from the store. Then you can put the cd back in your machine and rip your newly recorded audio tracks back into either MP3, MP4, WMA etc. What you pick depends on your needs...not sure about the comment above for .avi's since this is normally for movies. If you want very good quality rips then you need to rip to either MP3 or WMA using a loseless or near lossless codec...you can use media player on an XP box for this. Keep in mind that Itunes default format (what you buy from Itunes store) is very poor in terms of quality...my preference is to rip at at least 192kbs...AAC (Itunes) is generally 128kbs I think. For this reason, I won't usually ever do rips through Itunes. Once you have gone Itunes > CD (redbook) > WMA or MP3 you can put them back in your itunes library if you want..the DRM will be gone...or you can copy them to your BB.

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Allow me to be a bit clearer. I burn the cd directly from the itunes module. No special program. This is an enabled function in itunes. No secret here.

Conversely, with videos you cannot burn cds through itunes, as this is a function which they have disabled at this time.
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