Bonnie and hopper, i have made audio cds and when i try to load them that way, it somehow knows the song was locked and keeps it that way. i have a bunch from mccartney that have no such lock,but more current artists seem to have the block built in. i am on a mac by the way.
Donald.. I am on a Mac as well.
In iPhoto I add the music from iTunes to my slideshow. ... export the slideshow to a .mov file. Then I use Toast to burn the DVD or CD. For me, it only works with music I have taken off of CDs. It does not work with music downloaded from the itunes store.
I have tried to create audio CDs from songs bought from the Apple store (as well as tried to export slideshows using this music)... these files do not burn.. I will get a message that states the music is copyrighted & it will not allow me to use it.
Macman, i am 99.9 percent sure your suggestion is not right. i have done that exact thing before and reinserting the music cd still does not allow importing into i-movie or i photo. i can play the music as background music in i photo while a slide show plays,but when you burn to dvd,no music goes with it. I have seen software to convert the files to be usable,but i dont need another program to worry about.
ahh, I do recall now .. we were unable to burn the songs, but we had a work around ... lemme think ... my son tells me it is just as macman outlined. :)
Donald, once you burn the songs to a cd (using the playlist option), the songs should be in a *.CDA format. It should then be re-imported to iTunes and will come in as an *.mp3 formatted song. You can then use the songs as you wanted to use them.
I'm almost sure that was the technique I used when I needed to use a song for a personal slideshow I made.
if I may step in here: any cd will work. It's a marketing ploy to say the cds are "music" cds! The software is burning "audio", but it's really data being transferred in a specific format (*.cda) so that all cd players can read the music.
Donald, it does work, and has done so since the advent of DRM. Folks have been using this approach for years. The only limitation is that you can burn a maximum of 7 copies of ANY particular playlist.
If the CD that you burned of the playlist still wont work, than youll have to re-rip it back into iTunes as AAC or mp3s. Once you do that, ALL the DRM data is history. Use the re-ripped songs to your hearts content!
bonnie: Any ole blank CD will/should work to burn the playlist unto. I havent heard or encountered any limitations in that regard.
Well i think i got it working also. it seems i need to go to the file import menu,and then i see a progress bar with an aiff file downloading. i actually get a song playing in imovie now,and before i had the song listed but no music played. many thanks to macman and the rest of the crew on this one.