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Sony Connect to Itunes

marklfc77

Standard Member
How do you convert sony connect music to Itunes?
My friend had a sony mp3 player and he put cds onto sony connect player he now has a ipod and wants to convert the music over to itunes, he downloaded itunes from the net and it said convert music files to itunes which he did but it didn't bring accross any music from sony connect, he has tried to drag and drop etc with no joy, any ideas how to do this or will he just have to wipe everything and start again.
 

hutters

Established Member
If he originally ripped his cd's to mp3 then I think all he has to do is import those files into the iTunes library - there is no conversion required because iTunes can read mp3 files.

In iTunes do File > Import and point to the folder where his music is stored :)
 

djmetsandy

Established Member
I'm not sure, i may be wrong but, if the sony music is DRM'd then Itunes will not use...

the way to remove the drm is to use this free software...

JHymn...click here to download...
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Sounds like your friend has ripped all his music as Atrac3 (default format for Sony Connect and SonicStage) Afraid this format will only be recognised by Sony players and Sony software so he wil need to re-rip :thumbsdow

This is the problem with using proprietary audio formats. Always try and use a common format like MP3 or FLAC. Not just Sony who are guilty of this though Apple are just as bad

Even if iTunes did recognise Atrac3 files your friend shouldn't really convert the files to a different format unless he wants to lose even more audio quality.
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
I'm not sure, i may be wrong but, if the sony music is DRM'd then Itunes will not use...

the way to remove the drm is to use this free software...

JHymn...click here to download...

Jhymn is for removing DRM from Audio tracks in M4p, M4b & M4a formats and is really designed for Apple iPod users wanting to remove DRM from tracks downloaded from Apple's iTunes store. Even with the DRM removed from these tracks Sony player's won't play these files.

(Note: Some Sony Walkman phones however will play M4* files)
 

fizl

Prominent Member
Is there anything similar for non- itunes? I use Napster to go on my creative labs, but the files aren't supported on my Archos.

Shaz
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Is there anything similar for non- itunes? I use Napster to go on my creative labs, but the files aren't supported on my Archos.

Shaz

I seem to recall that if you burn DRM protected files to CD with Win Media player or similar this removes the DRM. Then you can re-rip back onto your PC without DRM . Never tried it myself mind so can't confirm this is the case
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
supposable Sonic Stage and Itunes can convert Atrac3 to MP3

Sonicstage can only convert Atrac3 to MP3 and vice versa when transfering to a supported & connected player, it won't batch convert Atrac3 into MP3 otherwise though.

Guess you could burn Audio CD's from the Atrac3 files using SonicStage's Cd Burning engine then re-import as MP3's into iTunes. Not the best method in the world though :thumbsdow
 

fizl

Prominent Member
I seem to recall that if you burn DRM protected files to CD with Win Media player or similar this removes the DRM. Then you can re-rip back onto your PC without DRM . Never tried it myself mind so can't confirm this is the case

well I gave that a try - and WM player says I don't have rights to burn these tracks. Back to square 1....

Shaz
 

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