08-29-2011 01:47 PM - edited 08-29-2011 01:48 PM
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.
08-29-2011 09:12 PM
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:
08-29-2011 09:18 PM
Apple stopped using DRM on their music sales a while ago.
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08-29-2011 11:13 PM
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.