iTunes Data Disc Compatibility

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jonmiz
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iTunes Data Disc Compatibility

Post by jonmiz » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:05 pm

I need to make a data disc that will load in iTunes, and I have tried 20 different ways to do it, none have worked. The idea is that I want to make up a full resolution CD which burns metadata so they will show up when someone pops it into iTunes. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the difference is between MediaMonkey Data CD's and iTunes Data CD's, but they're clearly not cross compatible. The initial format is M4A, and I tried autoconverting to WAV, tried it as straight up M4A, MP3, and every other thing I can think of. I even tried making each file name numbered since the iTunes data discs seem to do that. Anybody have any knowledge on this matter? I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks!!!!

DazB
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Re: iTunes Data Disc Compatibility

Post by DazB » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:17 am

Hi,

Your only realistic option is to use iTunes to create the backups as it also writes database files, which are ordinarily subsets of the full versions as well as a "ContentsDB.xml" file. Only iTunes itself can provide the full information.

Daz

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