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Can Itunes detect music on cd and store it on your hardrive?

#1Kuja_88Posted 8/24/2014 10:13:32 AM
I have at least 24 music cd's and I was just wondering am I going to have to buy a external cdrw because I have a laptop stating nothing under the button that opens the drive.
#2ShubPosted 8/24/2014 10:18:14 AM
iTunes can extract music from CDs and convert it to MP3s or other formats, but you'll still need to be able to insert the CD into your computer and be able to read it.
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#3LordSeiferPosted 8/24/2014 10:24:23 AM
just hold the cd up against the monitor and itunes will sense its presence
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#4SilentHawk29Posted 8/24/2014 10:53:00 AM
Please don't use iTunes, otherwise we'll see another post from you asking how to transfer your music since iTunes sees you as a pirate.
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#5YombieePosted 8/24/2014 10:54:29 AM
LordSeifer posted...
just hold the cd up against the monitor and itunes will sense its presence


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#6arleasPosted 8/24/2014 11:24:00 AM
You have a laptop with an internal optical drive and no button to open it? Look for some kind of eject command somewhere...If the drive shows up when look at the list of your drives, right click on it and see if there's an eject command.

Now if you DO NOT see an internal optical drive, it's possible that you have an empty drive bay and the reason you see no button to open the tray is because nothing is in there...
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#7RosencroitzPosted 8/24/2014 11:30:24 AM
LordSeifer posted...
just hold the cd up against the monitor and itunes will sense its presence

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#8PraetorXynPosted 8/24/2014 3:55:38 PM
If you don't care about audio quality, yes.
If you care about audio quality and don't mind only being able to listen to your music on Apple devices, yes.
Otherwise, no.
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#9gunner967Posted 8/24/2014 3:59:46 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
If you don't care about audio quality, yes.
If you care about audio quality and don't mind only being able to listen to your music on Apple devices, yes.
Otherwise, no.


You can export it to Android phones and such with a simple utility, I use it all the time- look up Doubletwist. You have to pay $5 for wi-fi sync but USB transfer is free.
But yeah, cd imports always have super low bitrates (like 160kbps or something) for me. Any good utilities that import CDs with 320kbps?
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#10PraetorXynPosted 8/24/2014 4:34:39 PM
gunner967 posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
If you don't care about audio quality, yes.
If you care about audio quality and don't mind only being able to listen to your music on Apple devices, yes.
Otherwise, no.


You can export it to Android phones and such with a simple utility, I use it all the time- look up Doubletwist. You have to pay $5 for wi-fi sync but USB transfer is free.
But yeah, cd imports always have super low bitrates (like 160kbps or something) for me. Any good utilities that import CDs with 320kbps?


If you care about audio quality, you'll be ripping to ALAC, which only plays on apple devices.

FLAC plays on everything else, therefore you shouldn't use iTunes if you care about audio quality and want to listen to your music on non-Apple devices.

As for utilities, dBpoweramp is the best there is, but it isn't free. EAC is free, but is much more difficult to set up compared to dBpoweramp (I still use EAC to generate CUE sheets as dBpoweramp doesn't do that, so I have a bit-perfect copy of the CD and can burn it again from my FLAC files and cue sheet in the unlikely event I ever need to.

If you want the simplest thing that still has great audio quality, use foobar2000 with a good skin like DarkOneV4. The main reason you would use dBpoweramp over these is that it rips more securely, and has much better metadata support.
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