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Old December 8th, 2005
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Default WMP and LimeWire cross compatibility

OK, so say I have some of my OWN music on a cd, and I want to share it with LimeWire. The only way I know how to get my music off my CD is to use Windows Media Player to use the "copy from CD" option. That uploads my files off my CD as WMA files. How do I get those out of the playlist in WMP and into a NORMAL windows folder to allow sharing of them through LimeWire?

It seems to me that anything I upload off a CD with WMP stays in WMP, and I can't seem to find where WMP stores the files to share the folder on LimeWire.

Does that make any sense? Or is there a way to upload files off a CD other than via Windows Media Player? I realize windows stuff is generally junk, but I don't know what other way to do it.

And is there any way to copy them off the CD as MP3 files rather than WMA files? WMA kinda sux. Ahh, I'm such a stupid newbie...

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Old December 10th, 2005
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seething is flying high

Ahh, cool. I already have itunes downloaded on this system... I'll see what I can find if I dig through it closer. I never use it, I only installed it so I could view mac videos. Any Idea what I need to click on to get to the CD upload feature?
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Old December 10th, 2005
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seething is flying high
Default help again

OK, got itunes open, inserted CD into PC. Itunes recognised it, and loaded the list of all the songs into the window. Now, when I go to Advanced, these are the options I get:
Switch to Miniplayer
Open Stream
Convert Selection to AAC
Consolidate Library
Get CVD Track Names
Submit CD Track Names
Join CD Tracks
Deauthorize Computer
Check For Purchased Music

That's my options under the Advanced tab.

I DO have a little buttom off to the side that says "Import", is THAT what I need to click on to copy the files onto the computer?
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Old December 10th, 2005
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seething is flying high

Never mind, I just tried it, and yeah, it works great. Thanks a lot man, I appreciate the help. This is MUCH easier than dealing with WMP.

Just so you know for the next Windows idiot, On Windows, Itunes has got a round button all by itself on the upper righthand side of the program window. It's got a picture of a sheet of music and an arrow pointing towards the center of it, and below it, it says Import. It turns neon blue when ya click on it. It works great.

I am, however nervous about the occasional whirring noise coming from my CD drive... I will never be the same after watching that episode of MythBusters where they exploded CDs to test the myth of deadly CD drives and killer CD shrapnel.

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Old December 10th, 2005
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Ah, yeah, thanks again! I found the way to make em MP3's instead. Then I just used the "clear list" feature and that erased all the ones in AAC format. Now I'm re-Importing them as MP3's.

Edit-Preferences-Importing Then there's a drop down menu to choose the format in.

I only tell you this in case someone else might be reading and be needing it, or if you ever get asked again...

LOL, Just so you know, I'm NOT a huge Seals and Crofts fan, I just grabbed that CD as a trial, I figured if I half-uploaded it and then somehow ended up not being able to get them to work, but unable to erase them either, I wasn't out much if I was never able to get the CD to ever upload after that. (Ok, so I am a bit paranoid)

I guess I'm doing the sharing right since you seem to be able to see what I am doing? Can I share anything on my computer, not just music files? Is this secure, or can people get into my other stuff as well? LimeWire only allows access to the specific folders I choose, right? Is Itunes also allowing sharing? And if so, How do I make them both see the same folder and share the same things? Is there something I need to adjust? I have my Lime Wire set to share a folder named mydocs-MUSIC, and Itunes is sharing something deep under it's program folders like c-programfiles-itunes-itunes music. Would I need to move everything in the two folders into one of them, and then reset a setting somewhere in each program so they both point to the same folder?
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