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Okay, some back story. I'm currently setting up my new Macbook Pro, the computer I've been using is a Vista machine which I'll still be keeping around. Anyway awhile back I purchased some music online, and they came as DRMed WMA files. In order to keep my music for the Mac, and so I could put it on other MP3 players, I used AnalogWhole to convert them to MP3s.
Let's take an album and see what happens. So, I have an album with 12 tracks, all MP3s, all done in the same batch, with the same program, and the same settings. Everything plays fine in Windows Media Player, or any other player, except for iTunes. On both the PC and Mac versions of iTunes, it will only add about half of that CD. I get tracks 1, 9, 10, 11, 12 added to the iTunes library. It won't add the rest, no error message, they just don't show up. On the Mac, I can play all these files fine in QuickTime (odd considering to my knowledge iTunes uses QuickTime to play the files).
This is driving me nuts. I'm assuming I can burn an audio cd, and then rip it again for iTunes to have the files show up, but I'd rather not do this as all the MP3 files are good and play in everything else. What I'm looking for is music software for the Mac, that will give me the option like iTunes to "Convert to AAC", which I know shouldn't be a problem. I can't do it through iTunes as the files won't show up, and the export feature of QuickTime, which the files play in, is grayed out because Apple is out of their goddamn minds charging for the Pro features.
Any ideas? It's more than one album this is doing it to, so burning cd's is an annoying option.