iTunes song conversion for FCP?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Steve Wills, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Steve Wills

    Steve Wills Guest

    After shooting a short video for a musician/singer who was in town for a
    "meet the fans" kinda thing, I asked him what song of his he wanted under
    his video. He told me the song...and I went to iTunes and bought "his" song,
    and now I need to use it in Final Cut Pro to send the video back to the
    musician for approval (not knowing iTunes wouldn't convert it for use in

    Now I have to find a way to convert it so I can use it in OS X with FCP.

    Can anyone help me with this?
    Steve Wills, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. While In iTunes, right click on the song for the contextual menu.
    You'll see "convert to WAV" or "convert to AIF". Select that one.

    Preferably aif, but both will work.
    Richard Ragon, Apr 20, 2005
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    Steve Wills Guest

    It seems since it is a "protected" song this will not work...any other
    Steve Wills, Apr 21, 2005
  4. There are many non legal ways to do it, you'll have to search google. I
    don't think what you want to do is technically legal even if it's not
    for profit. If this song is actually owned by the artist in question
    you should try to get it by more direct means.
    Chris Phillipo, Apr 21, 2005
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    h2oski64 Guest

    If iTunes can be used to make an Audio CD of the song, then you could
    use your favorite ripping software create a format of the song that FCP
    can use. Even though it is a time consuming method, it works pretty
    well in the PC world.

    h2oski64, Apr 21, 2005
  6. Steve Wills

    Steve Wills Guest

    Normally I would agree completely...but...this video IS for the artist who
    told me to get it from iTunes and use it. He obviously didn't know I
    couldn't convert it either.
    Steve Wills, Apr 21, 2005
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    Steve Wills Guest

    What's the best program to use with OS X for ripping?
    Have any suggestions?

    Steve Wills, Apr 21, 2005
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    h2oski64 Guest

    I'm not a MAC guy. I'm sure you could find something to use at the download site.
    h2oski64, Apr 21, 2005
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    tetraplan Guest

    What kind of ripping?
    For ripping streams I hear AudioHijack is pretty good.
    For ripping CDs... good question. Toast can do it. Or CDRtools (I
    think it's called). You'll need Fink to download that.

    I'm sure there's others. Check <>.


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  10. I think itunes song's bitrate is only 128 anyway, better to pull it off
    a CD if you can.
    Chris Phillipo, Apr 22, 2005
  11. Steve Wills

    Steve Wills Guest

    Thanks everyone...Audio Highjack did the trick!

    Steve Wills, Apr 22, 2005
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