iTunes Question About Latest Update…Anyone Got Probs?

January 18, 2008 at 5:07 pm 3 comments

Any of you iTunes gurus know anything about the update that came through yesterday?  They don’t ask my permission to update, now I can’t convert songs to MP3s for slideshows (AGAIN…why don’t they make up their minds, and let us DO IT!)

Are we going back to having to burn them to CDs and then back to the computer hard drive to get MP3s? 

I needed to do a project quickly and now… total headache…

Any of you heard anything about the status of this? 

I think I’m going to go back to a system restore save of two days ago to undo the upgrade just to get this done more quickly.  What a royal pain. 

(update:  System Restore doesn’t work.  They canned the old version and you HAVE to install the new one for iTunes to run at all.)

(update 2:  you can conver to AAC, I think it is, if the file is not “protected against conversion” and  use those songs.  So, thanks to guys like SCC who let me warm family videos with great artists reminding me of music we loved.  To the rest of you musicians, I hope your purposes are served when no one can use their music for personal use after they bought it for such purposes). 


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  • 1. Stacey  |  January 18, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Hmmm…. mine asks if I want to upgrade, it doesn’t automatically do it. Maybe that is because I have a Mac and as everyone knows… Mac’s are far superior. 😉 ROTFLOL!

    I’m sorry you are having issues. Seriously, though… Mac has an awesome program for creating movies… iMovie and iDVD. You have to come over and play with it sometime. It is so easy to make a movie, add music to it, etc…

  • 2. "Maggie"  |  January 19, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I have read of Mac users complaining of the same issue with downloaded music from iTunes in the past.

    Apparently you can only use MP3 forms of music transferrable on your computer for slideshows and their music is copyrighted to an MP4 format.

    There for a while, they let you convert it. But prior to that, everyone had to burn it to disc (which converts is to MP3), then BACK to your computer for use on slideshows.

    I updated this post probably after you commented. You can now convert to something called AAC. That seems to work. However, it, or something about my process yesterday was causing Photoshops slideshows to hang and crash. Perhaps just the number of times I rebooted to try to solve the problem. I probably need to do a full power down and let the system defrag before I try again.

    Ugh. That was terribly interesting to you all, I have no doubt. 🙂 Yes, I’m a geek. I’d love to have a MAC, and I’ve heard great things about them…we just couldn’t stomach the up-front cost at the time we needed to decide.

  • 3. mandythompson  |  January 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    i haven’t upgraded my iTunes in a while… the one i’m running now works fine. so i’m not fighting your kinks.
    BUT, i DO have a musicfile converter – free download on the internet:
    “Ease Audio Converter” just google it. its great.
    i don’t know if it works with mp4s, though.
    hopefully that will save you some time and blank CDs.

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