iTunes to MP3 conversion

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csamuels said:
music that is not bought with itunes cannot be burned with itunes.


This is a blatant lie, I do it all the time.

Besides, he BOUGHT the music and he wants to convert them to a non-DRM format.
 

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Tox1cThreat said:
I would NOT recccomend burning and ripping, you will lose a bunch of quality..

get IMTOO Audio Converter, or any MP4/AAC - MP3 converter (LAME Encoders).

http://www.imtoo.com/audio-encoder.html

You want somethign like that (this isnt freeware tho)

...He won't be able to use an audio encoder if the songs he has purchased are in M4P format (protected AAC file).

I agree with the burn to CD and rip method. It's the only easy way of getting M4P to MP3. Yes, audio quality may degrade using this method, but it's usually not noticeable, and you can help eliminate audio quality degradation by ripping at higher bitrates than the original (for example, burning a 128Kbps M4P to CD, then ripping the track to MP3 at 192Kbps, so that more samples of the audio are being taken).

There is a free program available which can decrypt protected AAC files:

http://www.hymn-project.org/

I haven't tried it out before though.
 

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hmm, really? Ive seen songs grabbed using OURTunes (grabbing from libraries across a network) and everyone of them reencoded fine with IMTOO...

Maybe all the songs that were grabbed were ripped??
 

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you always lose quality when converting to another format, when you burn your actaully converting to a wav format, then when you rip it you re-encode it to mp3. even though it says 192, the quality will not be the same...

its probably not audible but still..


oh and also itunes uses AAC and MP4 which are "loseless' codecs, MP3 is a loseless codec.
 
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