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Can I copy mp3's downloaded from Amazon onto CD? Want to know BEFORE I buy!


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Initial post: 15 Feb 2011 20:08:04 GMT
R. Holmes says:
Ok, I love my soundtracks, but most of them are either mp3 ONLY (like Mass Effect 2) or are on CD but at stupidly high prices (65.50 for the Transformers soundtrack???). I'd like to know if, after downloading an album, the software will let me burn it to a CD as well as copy onto my mp3 player? I suspect it will, but I want to be certain before I hand any money over.

Posted on 15 Feb 2011 20:20:21 GMT
Brockley Man says:
There are no DRM rights on Amazon as far as i am aware.. so copying is ok. I've managed to rip cds from tracks on amazon using media player.

Posted on 15 Feb 2011 20:52:04 GMT
R. Holmes says:
Thats cool, thanks for confirming it :o)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2011 09:46:23 GMT
I agree. I have downloaded loads of MP3 from Amazon and have been able to use them on my portable media player, insert into videos for soundtracks and burn them onto CD. Amazon is great as there appears to be no DRM rights at all, unlike a lot of other music download sites. So get ordering stuff and enjoy! All the best.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2011 18:14:17 GMT
R. Holmes says:
Many thanks for the help, guys! I'm currently downlaoding the first (of many!) as I type :o)

Posted on 19 Feb 2011 21:38:37 GMT
No problem, I think that you can also transfer them to mobile mp3 players & i pods. If you are going to download a lot of mp3s there is a back-up storage device which will hold 100s of albums for c £50. If you run it from the last date that you backed up it will copy over all subsequent additions. This not only protects you from crashes but enables you to copy your collection on to a new or other computer. Many computer repairs require the engineers to return the machine to factory settings, so you lose all your data. The back-up device is well worth it for this alone.

Posted on 20 Feb 2011 18:01:38 GMT
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Posted on 28 Feb 2011 10:33:19 GMT
tony says:
as previous replies "no problem" very quick too..the best thing about amazon mp3 downloads is you dont have to buy the complete album just the tracks you want>>

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 15:26:40 GMT
Fritz says:
Although you can copy your mp3 files to CD, be warned that this does not apply to material downloaded from audible.co.uk (another Amazon company). Unlike Amazon, Audible is not very flexible and not terribly customer-friendly (in my experience).

Posted on 1 Mar 2011 10:24:32 GMT
Matt Lewis says:
iTunes burns better than Media Player in my opinion

Posted on 5 Mar 2011 11:22:54 GMT
A. Moriarty says:
I have bought both whole albums and individual tracks from Amazon, burnt the whole albums onto CDs and arranged the single MP3 tracks into playlists before burning onto CDs. I have never had a problem. I use the Windows Media Player 11 but I believe iTunes works just as well. As there are no DRM restrictions, the music is yours once you have bought it, just like a CD, so it's yours to do whatever you want (other than make copies to sell, of course!!!). I have also had no problems transferring tracks to my Sony MP3 player or Nokia mobile.

The only way you would have any problems is if you have added your own copy protection to music you put on your Windows Music Player (WMP). Sometimes when you use WMP on a new computer for the first time, it asks you to set preferences and this is an option you would have been crazy to select. If you can rip a CD to your computer, burn another CD copy and then rip it onto another computer (and play it) then you DIDN'T select this option when setting up your WMP and you will be OK.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2011 19:48:52 GMT
can I suggest dvdvideosoftstudio - it's all free and if you get the full thing including dvd burner, file converter, mobile links, convert for apple and 3d photos and video - oh and a cd/dvd burner. all FREE

Posted on 8 Mar 2011 07:36:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Mar 2011 08:13:41 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Just one point, a CD-R or RW only takes up to 79mins of music, so I always make up a playlist of the tracks I want, Windows Media Player will tell you the running length of those selected. You can also transfer MP3's to a DVD and play them through your player, via a connection to your stereo, that's 4.2gb of storage. I always back my MP3's up on at least one DVD for security. Could be a lot of money to lose if something bad happened and you lost them on your PC.

Amazon are now also offering downloadable MP3 audio books, there are around 1,900 at present, from 69p. I only noticed a couple of days ago. I just did my first one, for 69p I got almost an hour of Orson Welles original radio play of War of the Worlds. There are loads at that price. Think I'll start a library now. I'm still checking them out.
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