12 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2009 6:14 PM by Renovia McKinney
Andrea Lee Level 2 (245 points)
I cannot import any of my iTunes purchased music into iMovie 6.0 after updating to 8.1. I keep being asked to authorize my computer. I do so, and the song still won't load into iMovie. I'll be prompted to authorize again.

Does anyone know a solution?

Thanks for any assistance.

2 GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • MacDavepat Level 1 (0 points)
    I have just run into thuis as well when making a movie last night. I have often used my own CD's that were put on iTunes, free musif Tuesday songs and itunes purchased music. Now it appears that only my own CD purchased music is usable.

    If this is copyright protection then this will force us all to buy the music from other sources in order to use the itunes/imovie interface.

    Anyone running into this with 8.1?

  • allyoucaneat74 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hallelujah, one week later and several unproductive emails to apple support, I find someone else with this problem too!
    Is the solution to then revert to the older iTunes versions?
  • Andrea Lee Level 2 (245 points)
    A few days ago, there was another iTunes update, and it appears to have fixed this problem. Do your software update thing, and it should work.
  • Macistotle Level 1 (140 points)
    You can also open the track you want to use in Garageband, trim it a little, then add it to your iMovie project.

    On another note, as much as I absolutely loved iMovie 06 and despised being subjected to having to change the way I thought about movie-making with iMovie 08, I highly recommend giving iMovie 09 a shot. It is super fast and efficient and once you get used to the environment is extremely powerful. Just a thought!
  • allyoucaneat74 Level 1 (0 points)
    What am I doing wrong?
    I have updated the latest iTunes 8.1.1 but it still won't authorize me to use the purchased song in my iMovie HD project.
    I have also tried importing the song into Garage Band but it says I can't do that with an AAC protected song....
    back to square 1...
  • MG84 Level 1 (0 points)
    According to another post here in the Apple Discussions, the problem is due to DRM. Apple provides the option to purchase the DRM free tunes for an additional .30 cents. I just tried it myself and it resolved the problem.
  • tarkin Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm having the same trouble. I can't believe that Apple's answer to this is to buy my music over again. It worked until 8.1. I paid for the right to use this music in iMovie. How can they just take that right away?
  • tarkin Level 1 (15 points)
    After numerous calls to Apple I finally spoke to someone in iLife support. He told me Apple has REMOVED the ability to use protected songs with iMovie. His solution was to reimport the songs from a burned cd or upgrade to iTunes Plus versions. No problem, only about 1100 songs that I have to deal with!

  • dewetuem Level 1 (0 points)
    It is quite dumb...the copyright issue should be grandfathered. Anyway... I just upgraded my songs to itunes+. It will search your library and determine those that need to be upgraded. You then have the option of purchasing all or just individual songs.
  • tarkin Level 1 (15 points)

    The recent iTunes upgrade seems to have solved this issue as the feature is now available.
  • rocman Level 1 (0 points)
    Just upgraded to iTunes 8.2 and it still doesnt work
  • Renovia McKinney Level 1 (15 points)
    I still can't do this either - I'm I'm ticked, I have purchased this songs to use on my personal laptop and I should be able to use them on it, not limited to just LISTENING to them.......I want to be able to use them in GB and other programs.