01-24-2008 12:39 AM
01-24-2008 08:59 PM
04-14-2010 03:59 PM
I downloaded a product called noteburner and this worked very well for me. What it does is set up a virtual Drive on your computer and then you simply go through the process of burning a CD in itunes. You click burn disk in itunes and then you get a popup to set up what drive to burn the songs to "noteburner" and then make sure you check the box "Include CD Text". This will ensure all the songs data will also be converted over to WMP. It took all the protected music files in itunes tagged with the Mp4 format and converted them into mp3. This process was a little quirky at first, but after a bit you get used to it. It does take a while to convert all the protected files but worth it.
Now the other thing you can do for all the AAC files that are not protected, such as "purchased AAC" or "AAC audio file", you can convert these to MP3 from itunes. You can find out what type by going to the song, do a right click, and then click "info". Chances are if it says "AAC audio file" it was a CD you imported but imported it as AAC, and if it says "purchased AAC" it was purchased and downloaded but not in the protected AAC format. All of these I was able to convert to MP3 using itunes and heres how.
Go to Edit at top of itune, click preferences at the bottom, in the General tab go to import "When you insert a CD" click on import settings drop down and click on "import using MP3 encoder". Once you have does this, select the songs in your library that are tagged "purchased AAC" or "AAC audio file". Once selected or highlighted, then go to "Advanced" and then click on MP3 version. This will create a MP3 version of the song, but it does create duplicates. You will have a AAC version and a MP3 version. Once completed, WMP will automatically import the mp3 version if you have WMP set up to do that.
Hope this helps.
Include CD Text