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    iTunes Purchased Music / In Dash MP3 PLayer (CDC-MP3)

    I recently purchased some albums from iTunes, and I'd like to burn them as MP3 files onto a CD, for I have a CD-ROM based MP3 dash player CDC-MP3 (first generation, it was the only in dash MP3 player Crutchfield offered at the time!) in my car.

    The problem is that the files need to be in an MP3 format, and the purchased music is in m4p format..plus, I'd like to rename the files with a numeric value as a prefix, so they get played in order.

    Any suggestions on what to do?

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    Hmm maybe there's a converter out there online. Can you burn them as .cda's (just a normal music CD) and re-rip them to MP3? I don't know if iTunes songs with let you do that.
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    Thatsa good idea, whowever Im concerned about audio quality..iTunes stuff is generally at 128, and redbooking it (CDA) then ripping back at 128....yikes. I could encode at a higher bitrate, but then I lose a key benefit of MP3...size.

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    I tried to do the same thing a while back... I couldnt find a converter out there.
    I thought about burning it to a cd and then re-ripping it but that would waste a cd and I thought there may be a limit on 'burns' of purchased music.
    So what I did was, on my soundblaster extigy there is a recording input named something along the lines of "what you hear" or something like that.
    I selected that as my recording input, and then I played the file using itunes, while recording with the creative recorder (any sound recorder that lets you choose recording input should work), that saved it as a wav. Then I dropped it into itunes and it converted to mp3(that is my import setting).
    Probably not the best solution, but it worked for me.

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    Ya, my SB Live! has it, "What U Hear"
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    Try Total Recorder .. this is what I use to convert my audible books into MP3 format since they refuse to allow that format.

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    "iTunes stuff is generally at 128" wow, im shocked to hear that. You think they would offer a higher bit rate since they are charging you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelK
    The problem is that the files need to be in an MP3 format, and the purchased music is in m4p format..plus, I'd like to rename the files with a numeric value as a prefix, so they get played in order.
    You can try playfair( hymn ) to transcode it to the raw mp4 and then use BeSweet to convert to mp3. You should have iPod in order to do this.

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    its this easy

    you need tunebite, hymn will not work on all systems. Use tunebyte on an XP system.....flawless for ogg and mp3 conversions. http://slackwarez.homelinux.com:8080

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    the 128k bitrate is in AAC which is supposed to be about the quality of a 192k mp3. I'm no audiophile so I can't really say.

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