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Help converting audible .aax files for use on jump drive in car

Recently, I am finding myself with a significant amount of drive time. I have many audio books I have downloaded from amazon which use the audible proprietary .aax file. They play in iTunes but I need to put them on a jump drive so that my MicroSoft sync system in my car will recognize them and allow me to listen. I could care less about the DRM, sharing or any of that business. I just want to be able to use the files outside of my Mac. They are too long to burn to a CD I have searched the web with no satisfaction. Any answers, oh wise mefi?
posted by ooklah on Jan 17, 2014 - 3 answers

I am she as she is me as you are me and we are all together

Is it possible to merge two iTunes accounts into one? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Does re-ripping a lossy track the same way lower the quality?

I have a number of DRM-ed iTunes songs that are not available to upgrade to iTunes Plus. If I burn the songs to CDs and re-rip them in AAC format (i.e., the original codec) at the same bitrate as the originals, will I lose sound quality? If so, is there a better way to strip off the DRM? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 27, 2010 - 13 answers

iTunes wants to delete all my apps!

I just plugged my work-provided iPad in to my office computer, and it's saying if I don't authorize this computer all the apps (that I paid for) will be deleted; but then it says 5 computers are already authorized so I can't! Please help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

iphone and itunes don't like each other. help!

iphone and itunes don't like each other. help! [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Legalities of Selling Legally Downloaded Music?

Assuming I am true and honest to my word and delete the music from my hard drive once I sell it, how can I legally make money selling old music that I have legally downloaded and no longer want? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Please help me get my new MacBook Pro projecting through the projector

What do I need to look for in an HDMI switch that will enable my Mini-DisplayPort video signal to reach my projector? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jan 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Found an iTouch!

What can I do with a thrown away iTouch? [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Oct 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Do I need to deauthorize old or unused iPod devices on iTunes?

iPod / iTunes help (Windows)... After Mrs. KokuRyu dumped her iPod nano in the toilet, I bought her a new one. I had an iPod nano myself, but I lost it. Prior to that, I had an iPod shuffle, which I still own and would like to continue to use. ***Before I hook up the new iPod for Mrs. KokuRyu, do I have to deauthorize the old iPods? Is there anything I should do?*** As well, we have music libraries bought on iTunes spread across three computers, and the music is all encoded using Apple's AAC.
posted by KokuRyu on May 10, 2008 - 6 answers

A couple of iTunes/iPod questions ~or~ How do I make my 2 computers and 2 iPods love each other?

A couple of iTunes/iPod questions ~or~ How do I make my 2 computers and 2 iPods love each other? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Decemberists DRM?

So I bought the new Decemberists' record The Crane Wife and iTunes (7.0.2) on OS 10.4.8 won't recognize it; just spits the CD tray back out. This is making me really angry(!!) as I'm thinking it's some DRM issue. Anyone else have this experience?
posted by xmutex on Nov 7, 2006 - 9 answers

I stopped trusting Apple

So the new Itunes 7 was just released but I am a little wary. Is there anyplace I can go (or keep my eye on) to see what, if any, restrictions have been introduced by the new Itunes. I am thinking things like Network-sharing (incompatibility with Ourtunes?), Limits on how many times you can burn, etc.? Or will I just have to watch and wait?
posted by vacapinta on Sep 12, 2006 - 31 answers

Can I use an iPod without the iTunes software?

Can I use an iPod without the iTunes software? [more inside]
posted by pmurray63 on Jun 16, 2006 - 25 answers

De-DRMing iTunes Music Store-purchases.

How do I convert an iTunes Music Store purchased track (MPEG-4 with DRM) into a plain old MP3? I own two tracks of the same song — both purchased at iTMS... and I want to give one of them to a friend... but iTMS music has DRM in it, and isn't letting me. Any suggestions? I'm on Mac OSX 10.4.5.
posted by silusGROK on Mar 2, 2006 - 28 answers

MusicMatch to iTunes converion

I have about a hundred MusicMatch downloads and now want to switch to an iPod. Is there any way I can play these with iTunes? My initial forays leave me pessimistic. [more inside]
posted by docpops on Oct 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Can iTunes and Napster DRM get along for an audio CD?

I had a list of 10 songs I wanted...I got 9 from iTunes and one from Napster. For burning purposes, the DRM doesn't seem to get along. Short of ripping off the DRM, is there any way to burn them onto the same audio cd?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Apr 9, 2005 - 7 answers

iTunes to SACD by way of CD

Are CDs and SACDs physically the same - just with different audio encoding? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Apr 9, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I burn music CD's using AAC files?

Waugh! (Pronounced the Snoopy way or the Evelyn way.) My iTunes will no longer burn AAC files onto CD. I've followed Fearless Leader's lead and de-DMRed all my Apple Music Store purchases with hymn, but I can't burn protected songs that have been hymned, protected songs that haven't been hymned or unprotected songs that used to be hymned. (I guess I didn't try an AAC rip since I mostly rip to mp3, so there's a missing data point.) When I go to burn a playlist, it deselects all the AAC tracks, although it will burn mp3s made from unprotected AAC files. Does anyone know what's up? Is there another Mac app for making audio CDs from AAC files? I'm not much of an audiofile, but don't want to go through the quality loss of converting 128 kbps AAC to 128 kbps mp3 for all these songs.
posted by blueshammer on Dec 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Are CD's ripped with iTunes AAC less portable than MP3s?

If I rip my CDs with iTunes, and select the "AAC Encoder," will the files be any less portable than MP3s? Can most MP3 player apps/devices handle them? Are they all intrinsically copy-protected? Are there real quality benefits? (I'm asking on behalf of someone who has already invested serious time in ripping, using iTunes' - you guessed it - default settings).
posted by scarabic on Feb 3, 2004 - 15 answers

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