iTunes enforcing CD copy protection?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
My sister's just bought a copy of the soundtrack to Amelie, ripped it to iTunes in AAC format and then found that she can't burn any of the songs. When she tries to make a copy of the album for personal use iTunes brings up the message 'None of the items in this playlist can be burned to disc'.

We easily got around this by dragging the songs from iTunes to Toast where it happily burnt them to CD. What's going on? Is Apple applying/enforcing the music biz's copy protection schemes.

Some further info. Using iTunes 4.8, OS10.4.1 on an iMac G5 17" 2Ghz

The CD is marked as a 'compact disc-digital audio' but has a circle next to it with the words Bel biel in it (copy protection scheme?)


  • Reply 1 of 3
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member
    I've just discovered that it's not just the Amelie CD but anything that I've ripped in AAC. IF it's a playlist with MP3's and AAC's the AAC tracks go grey and it won't burn them! I've only just got this new iMac so I guess it must be something to so with Tiger.

  • Reply 2 of 3
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member

    And the answer to my problem is stunningly obvious. It was set to burn MP3 CD's. Has Tiger changed my iTunes prefs? Not sure but I never burn MP3 CD's so maybe it was my mistake, maybe it was Tiger. Now I just hope this embarrasing post sinks fast. Feel free to laugh at my ineptitude
  • Reply 3 of 3
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    Far from laughing, I'm glad that the soundtrack to Amelie was the problem. Good stuff.
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