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Bomiboll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 2:15 PM

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

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    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.

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:42 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    You do not need a DVD to convert to AIFF.

     

    Are you trying to burn something?

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,575 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    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

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,575 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    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

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:05 AM (in response to Bomiboll)

    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.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Bomiboll)

    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

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