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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    Steven Shmerler wrote:

     

    Chris, so if you imported a new album and didn't create a playlist, are you saying that you COULD burn the album by choosing the album in your Library?

    No you could not.

     

    Or just that if you didn't create the playlist, you had to and then you'd have both the playlist of all the songs in a particular album which would be a total duplicate to the album folder in the Library.

    You have always had to create a playlist to burn a CD.

     

    Some people when they add an album to iTunes, create a playlist of that album when they 1st add it to iTunes.

    Creating a playlist does not make a duplicate of anything. It simply adds a playlist which is pretty much not needed since you can select the album in the iTunes browser.

     

    A playlis tis simply that. A list of songs which are in the library

    If you add the same song to 100 different playlists, the song is sttill in the library only 1 time.

  • Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 4:28 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Thanks Chris,

     

    Yes I understand that playlists don't duplicate songs, I was thinking in terms of adding a step in the process of burning a CD. But thanks for clarifying for all those reading here. Helpful.

     

    Steven

  • intolight Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to Peter Hillman)

    " If you want the single click back, just right-click on the playlist and choose Burn Playlist to Disc. The same single step. Most people use their iPod in the car or at home, or stream their music to their stereo. Burning CDs is becoming a thing of the past."

     

    actually that is 2 clicks. Right click on playlist- one, then click on burn- two.
    But burning a CD is not obsolete. this is needed to remove Apples digital copyright and propritary format, so it can be imported as MP3 and played on any devise.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    May 31, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to intolight)

    AAC is not a proprietary format.

  • intolight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    thanks, you are correct. I ddin't realize that it could be played on other devices. However not all devices and programs can read ACC such as the editing prograsm Audacity.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    May 31, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to intolight)

    intolight wrote:

     

    However not all devices and programs can read ACC such as the editing prograsm Audacity.

    To use AAC in Audacity, File > Import > Audio.

    Note that you cannot use AAC with DRM (most iTunes store music prior to April 2009).

    If it has been updated to iTunes Plus, it will work.

  • diogeron Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to John Wolf)

    This is, indeed, maddening. As a long time Apple fan and one who holds several hundred shares of stock, this is not a good sign. Whoever is making these decisions needs to have his head examined. If this is progress, then show me the door.

     

    How hard would it have been to put a "burn playlist" icon somewhere> I wish I never made the mistake of "upgrading." I'm due tomorrow to upgrade my phone. I'm so angry and disillusioned about this issue now, I'm rethinking what I'm going to do and, for the first time, I'm seriously wondering what is happening to Apple.

  • Brionco Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to diogeron)

    In iTunes 11 it looked as though they had dumped bruning all together.  I couldn't find it in any menu.

    As it turns out 'Burn Playlist to Disc' only exists in a drop down menu when you right-click on a playlist.  In retrospect it seems obvious, but it is certainly obscured from the average user.

  • Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to Brionco)

    Yes it did take some unnecessary time to figure this out and come to Discussions to get the new way it was done. But that being done, burning works well albeit somewhat obscured.


    But... can we only burn playlisted items?

     

    I can't figure out how to burn an album in my Library so as a workaround, (or maybe not if this is the only way), I create a new Playlist and then drag the full album of songs into it and then do the burn.

     

    I would like to be able to burn both playlists and albums direct from album view. Can this be done? Selecting an album and Control Clicking it (right click for PC) doesn't show anything about burning in the contextual menu that pops up. This only happens on a Control Clicked Playlist item.

     

    If I'm not mistaken iTunes used to allow burnng an album directly.

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