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correction, AIFF

I-Tunes WOULDN'T read the disc directly or import directly from the disc...

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AIFF

Thanks for trying to help guys. I updated I-Tunes but it still wouldn't "read" the disc. I downloaded the converter software suggested but it is only a trial and says it will only convert 60% of the disc, and I couldn't even get it to do that. SOOOO, I figured that since I-Tunes would read the disc or "import" directly from the dvd, I would copy it to my computer and try to import it from there. So, Start Menu/Computer/E-Drive, then I clicked and dragged to Music, first one track at a time, then one "folder" at a time (a set or an audio disc at a time) and finally the entire DVD at once. From there, I went to "import" on T-Tunes and ...drum roll...IT WORKED!

I have listened to parts of the first show (8/27/72, hey, might as well start with the best!) and it sounds great. Now, I don't know if there is some sound quality loss converting this way, maybe it converts the AIFF to MP3 and finally to WAV, but I don't think so.

The shows the guy wants me to convert for him are 8/27/72, 5/18/77 and 3/27/88. He also threw in 4/1/90, 7/6/90 and 6/6/93. I will listen to them and, if people want, I'll vine them as WAV files. Gr8fulTed, Pkpotter and Markinthepark, PM me if you want to be first. Thanks again!

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try renaming the files first

Copy the files to another folder, then rename the suffix from .aiff to .wav
I rely on etree.org for flac and shn ideas and it suggests the same. I never do mp3's
as you'll encounter white noise with any conversion.

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Update

Make sure you have updated the latest version of itunes. They are coming on board fairly quickly. pk

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AIFF help?

Don't know about iTunes, but it should be able to convert the AIFF files to MP3 (Apple developed AIFF in the first place). Converting the MP3s then back to WAV for burning on a CD, you'll probably suffer loss in sound quality, might be better to leave them as MP3s, most CD players will play MP3s these days. I couldn't find anything to go from AIFF to WAV, not freeware anyway. I didn't look at Mac programs though (since I just now realized you might be using one)

Here's a link at Wellesley College I googled up that has some info about AIFF and iTunes:
http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Idocs/Itunes/convertMP3.html

Good luck, sorry I wasn't more help, maybe one of the uber-geeks will know more.

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Apple files

Derek: Try this website. It boasts a converter for these Apple files to mp3 or wav >>
http://www.hootech.com/aiff-mp3-converter/

Good luck, I haven't encountered aiff's before

Gr8fulTed

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Help with AIFF needed!

A guy gave me a bunch of cds encoded in AIFF. I can't figure out how to rip it in I-Tunes. I need to be able to (1) rip the disc, (2) convert to WAV, and (3) burn to a cd. Is there free software to download for this? Traders Little Helper doesn't say anything about AIFF so I don't think that will work. Some positive vibes AND some free cds for anyone who can help. Thanks!

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That is the drill,

MarkintheDark. And a warm welcome, I think you are in for a lot of fun and a great way to expand your Grateful Dead (and others) collection. Vine on!

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Where do the newbies jump in?

Hi,

Not a technical question (yet) but I'd like to get tangled up in these vines, is there a preferred way to get started or do I just pick a vine and add my name to the end?

Thanks,
MitD

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Oroboros

Download traders little helper and we can go from there, it will do it. That is all I have too and open from the dvds. Once you have little helper we can talk you through it

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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