CDs to 3G

mickey35

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I have CDs that I want on my G3. I understand how to load a CD to iTunes, but before I sync to iPhone I understand that the music must be in a format compatible with the phone.
Will a CD sync into the phone or must I translate (?) into a different digital format?
 

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It should be an mp3, just add the songs to iTunes and sync normally to your phone.
 

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It should be an mp3, just add the songs to iTunes and sync normally to your phone.
Mario,
I am talking about commercial CDs, not downloaded from iTunes store. I don't believe commercial CDs are in mp3 format. Though I could be wrong.
Thanks.
 
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Just use iTunes to import your music and you will be fine. If it is somehow the wrong format it should tell you. It doesn't have to be mp3.

Taken from the Apple iPhone Tech Specs page:

Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
 

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A cd from a factory is "cda" format (I believe) which is pretty much the same as WAV pretty much. If you go into edit>preferences>advanced tab (I think) you can set iTunes to rip the cd into any format you want pretty much. I suggest MP3 at 320k, the files will be bigger than normal iTunes, but sound exactly like the cd (aka: lossless). As much as they want to tell you that normal iTunes downloaded at 192k are cd quality, they are far from it.
 

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A cd from a factory is "cda" format (I believe) which is pretty much the same as WAV pretty much. If you go into edit>preferences>advanced tab (I think) you can set iTunes to rip the cd into any format you want pretty much. I suggest MP3 at 320k, the files will be bigger than normal iTunes, but sound exactly like the cd (aka: lossless). As much as they want to tell you that normal iTunes downloaded at 192k are cd quality, they are far from it.
Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try when I'm up to it.

Ciao
 
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Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try when I'm up to it.

Ciao
Honestly Mickey it's a pretty straight shot process.

Just go into your iTunes preferences to set it up to encode the cd in whatever format you prefer, pop the cd in the drive and iTunes does all the work for you. It's really effortless and, honestly, you don't even have to tell it what format you'd prefer since you obviously don't have a preference.

Just open iTunes, insert the cd into the drive and you'll get a pop up message asking if you want to import the cd. Choose yes and in a couple minutes you'll have access to your favorite tunes right from your iPhone.
 

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Honestly Mickey it's a pretty straight shot process.

Just go into your iTunes preferences to set it up to encode the cd in whatever format you prefer, pop the cd in the drive and iTunes does all the work for you. It's really effortless and, honestly, you don't even have to tell it what format you'd prefer since you obviously don't have a preference.

Just open iTunes, insert the cd into the drive and you'll get a pop up message asking if you want to import the cd. Choose yes and in a couple minutes you'll have access to your favorite tunes right from your iPhone.
Well, no that you've made it even more clear I can't resist.
Thanks again.

Michae