11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 12:31 PM by Limnos
Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need to convert to AIFF. How is it done ?

  • 1. Re: Converting music files
    ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,870 points)

    Consult this guide:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550

     

    But if you are using iTunes 11, the "Create..." item is in the File menu, not the Advanced menu.

  • 2. Re: Converting music files
    Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked
    then insert a DVD RW

    message appears: this is not blank

    but it is blank. Then the DVD is ejected.

  • 3. Re: Converting music files
    ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,870 points)

    You do not need a DVD to convert to AIFF.

     

    Are you trying to burn something?

  • 4. Re: Converting music files
    Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am trying to burn AIFF to DVD because AIFF will work on my 20 years CD player, not MP3 or other.

    Of course- the AIFF format has nothing to do with the DVD; the DVD is only to copy to (from the computer).

  • 5. Re: Converting music files
    Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)

    Hi,

    You do not need to convert to aiff to make a CD that will play in your car player. In iTunes create a playlist with the tracks that you want on your disc - maximum time 80 minutes. When you select file then burn playlist to disc, the pop up box show options available. Select audio CD then burn. iTunes does the rest and disc will be playable on CD players.

     

    Forget about DVD as you will only be able to make a data disc.

     

    Jim

  • 6. Re: Converting music files
    Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you meant that DVD will not work but only CD RW ?
    Can you show the documentation for this  ?

  • 7. Re: Converting music files
    Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)

    Do you have a DVD writer on you computer? If so, you don't need a CD writer as the DVD will also write CDs.

     

    Why would you want a CD RW? Rewritable discs don't work in all machines!

     

    Jim

  • 8. Re: Converting music files
    Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have Mac Mini- it has a DVD writer, it can write also on CD.
    Are you suggesting to use a CD ? that is something I am trying to avoid because it is not rewritable and so I need lots of CDs to throw away experimenting until I have the right mix of music on the CD 

  • 9. Re: Converting music files
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,435 points)

    I am trying to burn AIFF to DVD because AIFF will work on my 20 years CD player, not MP3 or other.

    Are you making an audio format disc and not just a data disc?  A 20 year old player will require audio format.  It also very likely won't be able to use RW discs, or if it can it may be erratic.  Finally, a CD player won't read DVDs.

  • 10. Re: Converting music files
    Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I am talking about music only.
    Could you explain the different format options to burn ?

  • 11. Re: Converting music files
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,435 points)

    The standard for audio CDs was set up 30 years ago and hasn't changed.  An audio CD is designed to play in any CD player as well as things such as computers set up to play multiple formats.  A data format CD is data written to a CD but is not in the CD format required by CD players.  While people say a CD stores information in AIFF format, it doesn't really.  It is very similar but it's like writing the directions to a house in English and Chinese - the same directions but can only both be read by somebody capable of both which a CD player isn't.

     

    I do not have iTunes 11 and I almost never make CDs.  I can provide this link for older iTunes versions (I don't think Apple has updated its page).

     

    iTunes 10 for Mac: Create your own audio CDs - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1747

     

    iTunes 10 for Mac: Disc burning overview - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1746

     

    iTunes 10 for Mac: If you have trouble burning a CD - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1751