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HT1550 Itunes to MP3

997 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2013 9:39 PM by Hemlaw RSS
Wiscogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 11, 2013 3:15 PM

I am trying to put songs from my itunes account on to an SD card, So I can play the music in my car.

I have a Volkswagon with a media &SD slot.  The car manual states the music has to be in an MP3 format.

I have a Mac computer and I am having trouble figuring out how to "export" the music in the MP3 format.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

iMac, iOS 6.1.3
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,595 points)
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    Apr 11, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to Wiscogirl)

    Click here and follow the instructions.

     

    (80667)

  • Hemlaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to Niel)

    Niel,

     

    So, the only way to transfer music from iTunes to a HDD in a vehicle is to convert each song, one at a time, to a universal format (e.g., MP3)?

     

    That would be useless for someone who wants to copy several hundred songs - or more - and take advantage of the HDD space that is becoming common in vehicles.

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to Hemlaw)

    Hemlaw wrote:

     

    Niel,

     

    So, the only way to transfer music from iTunes to a HDD in a vehicle is to convert each song, one at a time, to a universal format (e.g., MP3)?

    No.  The much better way is to keep all your music in MP3 format in the first place.  Make sure that all music you purchase, rip, or otherwise acquire is in MP3 format.

     

    Then the songs can be used in almost any player, device, or program -- or car -- without conversion.

  • Hemlaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to ed2345)

    Given the fact that Wisco girl and I are asking about converting iTunes songs into MP3 format, you can safely assume they were not purchased in MP3 format.

     

    I don't need help with what to do next time, thanks.

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