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    Can't Edit in iTunes?
    I took some old MP3 data CD's that i had with a bunch of songs stored on them (made with a windows PC) and took some of the songs and dragged them onto my new MacBook Pro

    Now, when i open the songs in iTunes all is good, when i try to edit in iTunes, it's a diffrerent story

    The songs appear edited, all the changed made look done, but when i close the songs out and then bring it back in all the previous changes made are no longer made, and the songs appears as it originally did when it was on the CD

    Any reason why this happened? Thanks

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    I wouldn't think Windows would have anything to do with it, since MP3 is universal.

    Now did you add the songs to your hard drive? Because if you didn't, changing the songs (assuming that by 'edited' you mean changing the name, album, etc) will only occur the time they are open in iTunes, not on the CD.

    If you added the songs to your hard drive, then opened them in iTunes, editing them would work.

    But if they are on your hard drive, well I'll have to figure that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    I wouldn't think Windows would have anything to do with it, since MP3 is universal.

    Now did you add the songs to your hard drive? Because if you didn't, changing the songs (assuming that by 'edited' you mean changing the name, album, etc) will only occur the time they are open in iTunes, not on the CD.

    If you added the songs to your hard drive, then opened them in iTunes, editing them would work.

    But if they are on your hard drive, well I'll have to figure that one out.
    No they are not on my HD

    actually i tested all my songs, and none will stay edited when edited from iTunes

    example, i added - song 2 by blur - i edited it as song two - cleared the song from the library then added it to the libraray again and it became song 2 all over again, none of the changed i made stayed...

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    Try adding them to your hard drive before you edit them. That should probably do the trick.

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    Opps, im sorry - yes they are on my HD (i have been having problems with my external HD all week so im still thinking about THAT HD)

    Yes they are on my HD

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    Okay. Go to the folder those song are in, right click, then click "Get Info"

    see if those files are "Read and Write". you can locate that at the bottom of the Get Info screen.

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    Okay

    Yes, they are read and write

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    are you running the most recent version of iTunes? (the current version is 7.6.2)

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    Yep, 7.6.2

    i edited it using mediarage... and it worked and stayed edited (but my mediarage is a free version for only 7 days... then i have to pay)

    This is weird...

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    Well i searched around and I found this. It should help you, it sounds like the same problem you're having. Plus Baggss is a lot more helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Well i searched around and I found this. It should help you, it sounds like the same problem you're having. Plus Baggss is a lot more helpful
    lol, thanks - but, that's the same thread i got the idea to use mediarage

    i dunno why i can't edit these files, i must say it's quite frustrating

    i just got a MBP, my last apple was a performa back in the early 90's so it's been a while since i have been on an apple, and i have to say, it's been quite a frustrating ride thus far, i hope it gets easier

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    What about converting the ID3 tags? Right click the song, and it should say for example "Convert to AAC" or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    What about converting the ID3 tags? Right click the song, and it should say for example "Convert to AAC" or something like that.
    Just tried it... no go

    actually after i converted the tages and edited them, when i reopened the song, it was no longer converted

    btw: these songs are not locked

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    If the song name is the same in iTunes as the song in Finder, try changing the file's name in Finder, then re-open iTunes and see if that works.

    If not, I really don't know how to diagnose your problem any further.

    Maybe someone of more experience could help you tomorrow.

    (well.. later today really lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    If the song name is the same in iTunes as the song in Finder, try changing the file's name in Finder, then re-open iTunes and see if that works.

    If not, I really don't know how to diagnose your problem any further.

    Maybe someone of more experience could help you tomorrow.m

    (well.. later today really lol)
    Tired that as well

    Yea, i'm just as confused - it really doesn't make any sense, but regardless, i do appreciate the help, thank you!

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