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Title: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 15, 2011, 03:25:54 AM
i can't seem to get my itunes onto a disk from my mac so i can play them in a car cd player, any tips that can help?
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: anglefire on March 15, 2011, 07:30:15 AM
You need to convert them to MP3 rather than the Apple format - assuming your cd player can read MP3's -
You can convert within Itunes.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2011, 07:46:48 AM
You need to convert them to MP3 rather than the Apple format - assuming your cd player can read MP3's -
You can convert within Itunes.


Um, no you don't.

iTunes can burn 3 different kinds of CD.

(http://homepage.mac.com/jonathan_ryan/filechute/burnopt.jpg)

Audio CD should work in anything, MP3 works in certain players (ones that can play MP3s), Data - I've never used.

Drop your tunes into a play list, right click the list and select burn.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 15, 2011, 10:24:03 AM
cheers, the problem is i can';t get that screen that you show, when i click preference and then advanced i get


(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/random/mac.jpg)
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2011, 01:09:52 PM
OK.  Don't click on preferences ;)

1. Create a playlist containing the music you want
2. Right click on the playlist
3. Select "burn playlist to disc"
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 15, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
cheers, by the way, are you taking the leak with your sig? ;D
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 15, 2011, 01:16:04 PM
ha ha, it changed my word to leak :2funny:
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 15, 2011, 01:31:27 PM
right, that worked as in putting tracks to disk but it seems they are aac which my car won't play, is there another option?
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: anglefire on March 15, 2011, 11:41:16 PM
You learn something everyday - is that new? When I tried about a year ago - I had to make MP3 files first.

Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 16, 2011, 06:01:19 AM
i don't know if it's new but neither  my car or van won't play them
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2011, 07:52:40 AM
You learn something everyday - is that new? When I tried about a year ago - I had to make MP3 files first.

They keep tinkering with it due to DRM (burning an audio file and then reimporting strips the DRM....) - to make an MP3 disk you have to convert first (which is very dumb - how hard is it to xvert on the fly?).  Audio disk should work.

@Alan - you sure you're selecting audio CD?  AAC usually means you've selected data disk.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 16, 2011, 11:16:18 PM
99% of the tracks on itunes are aac, for some reason the odd one is mp3, i think i need to visit ebay and get a more recent 2nd hand cd player
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 27, 2011, 05:26:12 PM
no matter what make of disk i use it tells me it hasn't worked due to a format error, any ideas?

this is the error
(error code 0x8002006E
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Oldboy on March 27, 2011, 11:39:52 PM
no matter what make of disk i use it tells me it hasn't worked due to a format error, any ideas?

this is the error
(error code 0x8002006E

Don't get this trouble with a PC running Windows!  :P

This error appears a lot on the web with some suggesting it's Apple updates that cause the problem. Try this link: http://www.ehow.com/how_6825837_do-_0x8002006e-attempting-burn-cd_.html and follow the steps listed.  ;D
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: jimthetrain on March 28, 2011, 12:20:06 AM
I tried burning a playlist out of curiosity and it played straight away in a ten year old cd player so something strange is a foot somewhere.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 28, 2011, 06:22:41 AM
worst of it is is that it's 4 weeks over 12 months old, so if there's a fault it will probably be expensive :'(
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Jonathan on March 28, 2011, 07:58:02 AM
Don't get this trouble with a PC running Windows!  :P

Sigh............

Steps to fix Mac problems (in general - this is pretty much a go to list if something weird starts happening)

After each step retry your task - if it fixes it then you don't need to continue with list but apart from losing program settings this list does nothing dangerous.

1. Check software updates - Apple menu, software updates... - install anything it finds
2. Repair permissions (disk utility, select boot disk, on the first aid tab select "repair permissions") - some Mac experts recommend running this weekly.  You can get apps that do this automatically.
3a. If it's Photoshop or Elements then trash the preferences - hold down option, command and shift as you start PS - this will delete most of your program settings - it will be like a new install
3b. For anything else delete the .plist for the app - note that this will lose you all your settings for that app.
4. Zap the PRAM.  Turn off Mac, turn on while holding Option P and R until you hear 3 chimes (like the usual 1)

Pretty much that will fix stuff.  If it doesn't then you can ask for a free appointment at the Genius Bar at your local Mac store to diagnose it.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on March 30, 2011, 04:53:22 PM
cheers Jonathan, tried all to no avail, phoned up apple care (forgot i had it) and the only thing she tried was the  p+r thing, i then phoned apple in the trafford center and booked an appointment, they tried a few things and then told me the laser was goosed, there is 1 for dvds and 1 for cd's, anyway it'll be gone for 6 days and hopfully it will be fixed :)
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Oldboy on March 30, 2011, 11:12:57 PM
Laser was goosed.

I think it you not the laser that was goosed - buying a Mac!  :2funny: :dance: :legit:
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2011, 07:44:44 AM
Laser was goosed.

I think it you not the laser that was goosed - buying a Mac!  :2funny: :dance: :legit:

Yeah because if he'd bought a PC, oh wait, it would have been out of warranty....

I'm always in 2 minds over Applecare - on the one hand the service is absolutely great and not too pricey, on the other hand I don't think I've ever needed it.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: rksmith51 on March 31, 2011, 09:26:26 PM
@jonathan, love the signature, if I had not seen the thread about the "code" i would be a worried man :)
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: anglefire on March 31, 2011, 10:00:08 PM
I have a Mac laptop - which I love - and a desktop PC - which I sort of love - at the moment I think it needs a complete format C: and re-install. And more memory. And it keeps failing to restart - have to leave it a minute or two before restarting - which is annoying when an update is installed.

I would happily (Apart from the cost) go to a Apple desktop - but the wife doesn't like the Apple much - too many things are different to the PC. But then, she doesn't like change.

I've read that the reliability of PC's and MAC's is about the same - though I would say that due to the marketing model of Apple, they score about a million times better when it comes to customer service.
Title: Re: itunes to disk
Post by: alan1572 on April 02, 2011, 01:02:03 PM
when i ...errr i mean my daughter bought her new mac with her student discount she was offered apple care for £40, glad she did now, it's ready to pick up today :)