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    Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    Is there a site similar to iTunes where I can purchase and download tunes that can be used by Media Player? If I download from iTunes, they are in a proprietary format that can't be read by MP unless I burn them to a CD and then rip them back into MP.

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    Re: Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    Hi Sheryl,
    Look here: Music Services

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    Re: Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you so much. [But I'm afraid it's going to cost me a lot of money to have this information . . . .]

    Sheryl King
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    Re: Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    iTunes can export to MP3 in a somewhat roundabout way.

    1. <LI>Under Edit>Preferences..., Importing tab, change "Import using" to MP3 and choose the desired bit rate.

      <LI>Display your library (or other list) and, if it isn't a column heading already, right click the column headings and add "Kind" to show the file type. This will help prevent confusion in the next step.

      <LI>Select the AAC file in your playlist and choose Advanced>Convert selection to MP3 (or right-click and choose Convert selection to MP3 from the context menu). iTunes will create a copy of the track, giving it the same name.
    This will create a new file in MP3 format. I have only tried one as a test, but I assume that you can check a whole bunch at once... Hope this helps.

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    Re: Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    Well, I tried what you detail, and it all works up until the last "convert" step. Then I get the message: "XYZ" could not be converted because protected files cannot be converted to other formats." So that approach doesn't seem to be available! Thanks, though, for trying!

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    Re: Downloads for Media Player? (Media Player 9, Windows XP)

    Oh, no, I didn't read down far enough in the Help:
    <hr>All the songs in the folder or on the disk will be converted except audio files you purchased from the iTunes Music Store.<hr>
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