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How to play music from my present CD library?

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Nov 20, 2013 6:34 PM

I have an extensive collection of fine music on CDs and DVD. How do I play music on my iMac 27" with Mavericks without having to buy more unneeded discs from iTunes? Find nothing in Apple "help" not my book on Mavericks. Apple doesn't have as much interest in selling fine computing equipment as it does selling goods from the iTunes store.

 


Mac OS X (10.5.5), My 'other computer' is a PC
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,325 points)
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    Nov 20, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to Hawaii Bill)

    Hawaii Bill wrote:


    Apple doesn't have as much interest in selling fine computing equipment as it does selling goods from the iTunes store.

     


     

    Not true, personally I have never purchased any music from the iTunes Store and have over a 160GB of music from my CD collection in iTunes.

     

    I have an extensive collection of fine music on CDs and DVD.

     

     

    You can easily Import your CD collection into iTunes.

     

    If you have a newer iMac that does not have a built-in Superdrive, you can use most any USB External Optical DVD Drive to Import your CDs into iTunes.

     

    You may even be able to use your PCs drive, see > DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc

     

    Or move the music from your PC, see > Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac

    iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.5), (10.9) iTunes and iPhoto
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,325 points)
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    Nov 20, 2013 8:21 PM (in response to Hawaii Bill)

    Never would have guessed that is what you wanted to do from your initial post.

     

    To stay within the law, your best bet might be make a copy or save it in iTunes and send the original CD to your friend.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,555 points)
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    Nov 20, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to Hawaii Bill)
    To stay within the law, your best bet might be make a copy or save it in iTunes and send the original CD to your friend.

     

    Well, not quite.  Sending CD tracks to a friend is, frankly speaking, against copyright law unless it is a home recording of your family chamber orchestra or whatever since pretty much everything else is very likely copyrighted.  Even placing a copy of the tracks in iTunes and sending the original CD to your friend isn't legal since having the  CD is essentially your sign of ownership of the right to listen to that CD (you do not own the music, just the right to listen to it; otherwise all you own is a piece of plastic).  Your rights to listen are pretty restricted and don't extend to sharing music with friends unless they are in the room with you listening to your copy. I'm not trying to come down heavy but the terms of use of this forum specifically prohibit providing help and if Apple decides the topic is in violation it will remove it. 

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,325 points)
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:07 PM (in response to Limnos)

    That is exactly why I suggested sending the "original CD" to the friend.

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