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    Copy without i-tunes
    Can I make a copy of a CD without it going onto i-tunes. My child has some Talking Books and I want to make copies (incase of scratches) but I dont want them on i-tunes.


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    Use Disk Utility. (applications/utilities) You can make a image copy of the CD, then burn it.
    Not all cd's can be copied though. It depends if there's any copywrite protection on the cd.
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    May 30, 2008
    Either the above post, or two other simplified options which include;

    1) The long way about it - to find another media player to burn with.


    2) Locate the CD on your Mac, open the folder so that you can see all of the audio files and simply select the tracks that you want, and then drag them to the specified folder/desktop.

    Hope it helped.

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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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    Quote Originally Posted by avroncotton View Post
    Can I make a copy of a CD without it going onto i-tunes. ... I dont want them on i-tunes.
    Part 1, yes.

    Part 2
    Option 1 - put the CD into your Mac as usual, and when iTunes opens and asks if you want to Import, click No. It will show your CD list as Track 1, Track 2 and so on if it can't find the playlist on the web.
    Option 2 - I read somewhere else that in iTunes -> Prefs you can prevent import as default, but I can't find that reference.
    Option 3 - use the Burn function in Mac Finder (R-click in your Desktop)
    Option 4 - use a Burn application like Toast or QuickBurn and transfer (burn) the files from the original disk using Audio (not Data), so that the backup CD will play on your home or car audio system(s).

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