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SAS_Recon
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MP3 Files

Cheers

Anyone who know a good program, that can program normal CD tracks to MP3 files?

Thanks..

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yes m8, AIM me and ill chat

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Using the LAME encoder is supposed to give very good results. I just use iTunes to make life easy, and because it's a good program.

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Well the reason I'm asking is that I have been thinking of buying this following little beauty here and I don't see any need for downloading illegal MP3's since I have loads of CD's.

http://www.apple.com/dk/ipodnano/

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ahh an ipod. They dont use Mp3 format, but ill sort you out with a little program. other than that, the only way i know is to download from itunes.

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iPods do use MP3 format.

If that's what you're buying, I'd definitely use iTunes. It's a very good program, in my opinion. Keeps your music organised and easy to find, but will rip your CDs too. Better than that Media Player crap anyway.

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well, that just shows you what i know then

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Re: MP3 Files

Anyone who know a good program, that can program normal CD tracks to MP3 files?

You'll need a CD ripper.
Some CD rippers only copy the tracks to the harddrive as WAV. Some also do the compression/converting (encoding) to mp3. I've had problems ripping new original CDs, because of the copy protection, but most rippers should be able to do an older CD. At the moment I have Audiograbber installed on my computer.

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Soundforge 8 is the best u can get. In my opinion, if u want something to do a little bit more.

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Soundforge 8? Roger that SAS_DJ_WIZ. I will download it.

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iPods and my stomach don't agree with each other... or was that the vodka...

And I've have to go with WIZ on Soundforge. Made most of my old mixes with SF at a friend's flat... from most of his music... Heh.

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Leon..Step into my office youth.

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On iPod and iTunes, as I understand it, music downloaded from iTunes is not in mp3 format. It comes in .ac format which is a proprietary Apple format, which will only play on iTunes or an iPod. You cannot put it on a normal mp3 player.

Music ripped from CD in iTunes will rip into .ac format, not mp3.

But, if you have mp3 files from another source, your iPod will play them, I think.

Bear in mind though that I do not actually have iTunes or an iPod so this info could be wrong.

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That's why I hate all Apple products... you have no freedom with it! :sick:

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I've played a friends music from the iTunes store in kaffine so it's can't be totally Appleware.

Generally if I rip a CD I'll use WMP to rip it to .mp3, iTunes I cannot stand. It's form of organization is not to my taste and counter productive when I do rip music.

Winamp/XMMS/BMP I usually use for playing. Windows Media Player is ok, and it can handle MP3 ripping fine (might require a registry edit).

I'd love to start switching to .ogg but I very rarly buy CD's so it's not worth bothering with yet.

Good luck Adze:-)

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A lot of people have posted incorrect information.

iTunes will rip CDs into MP3/AAC/WAV/Apple Lossless format as you wish. It's a setting you can change very easily.

Music purchased from the iTunes music store is in Encoded AAC format. These will play fine on any iPod.

iPods will play any MP3 file, regardless of source, copyright protection etc.

I like Apple products very much. When I have used them for memory intensive operations they tend to outperform IBM formatted machines by a noticeable amount.

Programs such as SoundForge, which I'm guessing is similar to Adobe Audition (which is what I have) will probably give slightly better quality rips of CDs. I'm sure it's near impossible to tell the difference if you're using standard Apple headphones and an iPod. It would also be a bigger pain in the arse as you'd have to fill out ID3 tags individually.

If you have any other questions I have both iTunes and an iPod, so I'd be happy to help you out.

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Ok nice, I presume that Itunes is in the package, so I'll be good to go.

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It is, but you might be able to download a more current version from the internet. It's free from the Apple website. At least then, you can start to rip your CDs while you wait for your iPod to arrive.