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Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by Voco
1/5/2013  8:57:00 PM
Rgswoohoo, waynelee & nloftofan1

Thanks very much for the very useful suggestions and link. I will try them.
With regard to burning or not burning the iTunes sourced file, I dont fully understand the situation. I was under the impression that iTunes delivers the file in a special Apple-designed format, which is intentionally made incompatible with other formats so that it should not be possible to convert the file to a common music format by software. I thought that is the reason for the CD-burning suggestion, as when it is burned it is in a CD-playable common format. Am I wrong about that?
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by waynelee
1/5/2013  10:51:00 PM
Interesting point about iTunes and I will have to investigate it further. For years now, I have used the "burn CD" method to transfer iTunes music into a format that I could use elsewhere because iTunes used, and still uses, a proprietory format, called ACC, just like Rhapsody used with their RAX format. There may be audio converters that will take the iTunes music directly into .mp3, or other commonly used formats, this I will have to investigate. ACC formatted music can directly play on any Apple product like iPod, iPhone, IPad, etc. Also, some mp3 players may have an ACC codec that will allow playing iTunes directly, but they are not very common. The reason nloftofan1 may not have any problem playing iTunes music outside of the iTunes player is that he apparently uses a Macintosh, which is an Apple product and therefore can play ACC formatted music. The bottom line is that in order to use iTunes music in another program, or play in any and all mp3 players, the music must be converted into a standard format like mp3.

Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by nloftofan1
1/6/2013  8:03:00 AM
iTunes allows you to import music files in a number of formats, one of which is AAC (not ACC). But if you prefer, you can choose a different format; MP3 and WAV are two possibilities.

Even if you import in AAC format, you end up with a file on your hard drive. Just because it is in a format that is less familiar to you doesn't mean you have to write it out and then read it back in (2 steps, each of which loses quality) in a more familiar format.

There are numerous applications that will do the conversion, some of them free:


for example. I think the ancient Winamp will do it.

Or you can use iTunes to do the conversion:

Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by rgswoohoo
1/6/2013  5:42:00 PM
I rarely buy from itunes(only when I am looking for something specific and itunes is the only place I can find it), but when I do I always take the mp3s out of itunes and put them with the rest of my music lybrary. I use winamp to play everything and it all works fine. I think different albums and different songs are encoded in specific formats. Sometimes I work with my songs in Pyro Audio Creater by Cakewalk which has an encoding module that lets you drag and drop the song into the preset coding you want and it encodes the song and puts it back into the folder under the origial song. I find I have to do that sometimes because whatever coding is on the song won't allow the song to open up in the editing module.
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by waynelee
1/6/2013  5:43:00 PM
Thanks nloftofan1, you have saved me the research time and thanks for including the links. Looks like I won't have to use the "burn CD" conversion technique anymore.

But going back to the OP's question, one option for him is to purchase the track on iTunes. While iTunes supports IMPORTING different formats, purchasing tracks from the iTunes Store are all ACC formats. If Sound Forge does not accept an ACC file as an import format, the ACC file will have to be converted to a format that can be used by Sound Forge, such as mp3 or wav.

Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by Voco
1/6/2013  11:38:00 PM
RE: If Sound Forge does not accept an ACC file as an import format, the ACC file will have to be converted to a format that can be used by Sound Forge, such as mp3 or wav.

I have an older version of Sound Forge and as far as I can determine (I am not an expert in this field) the allowable file-formats do not include ACC. The closest sounding is AIFF.
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by nloftofan1
1/7/2013  6:23:00 AM
AAC, not ACC.

AAC is a "standardized" format:


One of the nice things about standards is that there are so many of them.
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by Voco
1/8/2013  1:33:00 AM
Attn.: nioftofan1


The latest version of Sound Forge probably has it. My older version does not. May have to buy it, if I want to convert more files from iTune. Thanks for the advice.
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by LetsGoDance
1/7/2013  2:51:00 PM
this is your song:
I can send it to you in .mp3 format by e-mail, send your e-mail address to godance@smile.net.il
Re: Old Latin Music Source
Posted by Voco
1/8/2013  1:17:00 AM
Attn.: LetsGoDance

I just sent you an email. Thank you very much.

Why is it that these older CDs just disappear from the market? Some of the old songs are very danceable.
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