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ccohle
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Registered: ‎08-29-2011
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download music from itunes to sansa fuze?

downloading?

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gwk1967
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008
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Re: download music from itunes to sansa fuze?

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The Fuze doesn't support AAC, the format iTunes uses by default for purchases and CD rips. But iTunes can convert AAC to MP3. I believe you just need to right-click the tracks in iTunes and choose "Convert to MP3", or something very similar. Then you can put the converted tracks on the Fuze with simple drag-and-drop.

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JENNYJENNIE
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Registered: ‎08-29-2011
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Re: download music from itunes to sansa fuze?

Apple uses DRM copy protection on all items purchased through the iTunes Store in order to prevent you from playing the songs anywhere but on  Apple device. Sansa Fuze is not an iTunes supported device. I would suggest removing DRM from iTunes music files, 2 ways as follows:
1.Burn songs on iTunes. just Insert a blank CD. (You'd better use a rewrite CD which can be used circularly and use some software like Nero to wipe off the music files you have processed.)
Note: You need to change iTunes settings in "Edit"->" Preferences" before burn and import.

2. Another option would be to purchase software that automatically converts your iTunes purchases to MP3. An app called DRM Converter does this quickly, it support batch conversion that can convert protected itunes Music Video files to Sansa Fuze for playback without quality loss.

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Marvin_Martian
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008
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Re: download music from itunes to sansa fuze?


JENNYJENNIE wrote:

Apple uses DRM copy protection on all items purchased through the iTunes Store in order to prevent you from playing the songs anywhere but on  Apple device. Sansa Fuze is not an iTunes supported device. I would suggest removing DRM from iTunes music files, 2 ways as follows:
1.Burn songs on iTunes. just Insert a blank CD. (You'd better use a rewrite CD which can be used circularly and use some software like Nero to wipe off the music files you have processed.)
Note: You need to change iTunes settings in "Edit"->" Preferences" before burn and import.

2. Another option would be to purchase software that automatically converts your iTunes purchases to MP3. An app called DRM Converter does this quickly, it support batch conversion that can convert protected itunes Music Video files to Sansa Fuze for playback without quality loss.


Apple stopped using DRM on their music sales a while ago.

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Black-Rectangle
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Registered: ‎09-06-2008
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Re: download music from itunes to sansa fuze?

The thing is, when you convert an iTunes file to mp3, you are converting a file that's already lossy--not fully hi-fi--to one that loses even more. It's like making a grainy photo of a grainy photo. 

 

You might consider making future music purchases elsewhere, like Amazon's mp3 store or emusic. Both give you mp3 files that will go right on the Fuze, no conversion necessary. Amazon has some crazy daily and weekly specials, like the first-day Lady Gaga album for 99 cents.