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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?

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    Question Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
    Please help me:

    I instert a MP3 CD and to play it, iTunes decides to copy it into my library instead of just playing it...

    What to do?

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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Please help me:

    I instert a MP3 CD and to play it, iTunes decides to copy it into my library instead of just playing it...

    What to do?
    Change your iTunes preferences to not import CDs as soon as they are inserted.
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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?

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    I am new into MAC...

    Can you guys tell me how?

    Thanks!

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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?

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    Thanks Eric BUT...

    I changed the preferences and when i insert the MP3 CD, nothing happens on the iTunes level. There is only the icon of the CD that appears in the Desktop.

    If i double click the icon, the CD appears "open" in the finder and if i click on a track it starts to copy it into my computer and iTunes.

    What can I do?

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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
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    go to your advanced settings within itunes theere should be several settings you can chose from
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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
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    In the iTunes window, down the left side you see library, playlists and such. There should also be the cd. Click on it then play.

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    Can iTunes just PLAY a MP3 CD, instead of COPYING it?
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    Rather than double clicking the actual song, just single click it to select it, then press they play button.

    It should show up in the iTunes finder menu on the side with a CD icon when you put it the drive, so long as it's an audio CD meant to be played through a CD player, not actual mp3 files burned to a blank data CD.

    To changes your iTunes preferences in the top left of your screen when iTunes is selected click the bolded "iTunes" > Preferences...

    Then in preferences there are multiple tabs for whatever you need. Most apps have a similar preferences systems acsessable the same way.

    I hope this helped you some.
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