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    Hi:
    I have 2 simple (I hope) questions.
    1) I have a fair bit of music I purchased through iTunes, but I am not using iTunes for SC. Is there an easy way to convert these files so I can get them into my SC library? Previously someone had suggested burning a CD, which only partly works since a lot of the albums come across with no song titles etc.
    2) Given these issues, can anyone suggest a website where I can purchase music (preferrably FLAC) as an alternative to iTunes?
    Thanks folks.

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    Originally posted by jbloewheedle View Post
    Hi:
    I have 2 simple (I hope) questions.
    1) I have a fair bit of music I purchased through iTunes, but I am not using iTunes for SC. Is there an easy way to convert these files so I can get them into my SC library? Previously someone had suggested burning a CD, which only partly works since a lot of the albums come across with no song titles etc.
    2) Given these issues, can anyone suggest a website where I can purchase music (preferrably FLAC) as an alternative to iTunes?
    Thanks folks.
    I am no expert on iTunes, but wont Squeezebox read an iTunes libary anlongside its own?

    There would be no point in converting the relatively low-bit iTunes files in lossy AAC format to a lossless format like FLAC - you could convert to MP3.

    You dont say what your musical tastes are.

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    But others need to advise you.
    Last edited by Labarum; 2008-12-16, 18:48.
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      #3
      Squeezecenter won't play tunes purchased from the iTunes Library which are DRM'd. You need to rerip these or convert them for playback.

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        #4
        Originally posted by jbloewheedle View Post
        Hi:
        I have 2 simple (I hope) questions.
        1) I have a fair bit of music I purchased through iTunes, but I am not using iTunes for SC. Is there an easy way to convert these files so I can get them into my SC library? Previously someone had suggested burning a CD, which only partly works since a lot of the albums come across with no song titles etc.
        2) Given these issues, can anyone suggest a website where I can purchase music (preferrably FLAC) as an alternative to iTunes?
        Thanks folks.
        1) After you burn the CD you'll need to re-rip it. Your ripper -- or more precisely, the database your ripper uses for tagging info -- might recognize the disk and insert the tag data. Or it might not and you'll have to input it manually. Copying and pasting from your iTunes listing should be faster than re-typing, and definitely more accurate.

        2) iTunes now sells some music DRM-free, but it's lossy AAC. Amazon sells a wide range of MP3 tracks (also lossy). FLAC downloads are much harder to come by, but search on these forums and you'll find some leads.
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