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MarcRN1958
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itunes on Nook

I would like to put my purchased itunes music on my Nook is that feasible?

 

Thanks,

 

Marc

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ABthree
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Re: itunes on Nook

@MarcRN1958

 

Welcome!  :smileyhappy:

 

Shouldn't be a problem, as long as the file format is MP3.

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Re: itunes on Nook

Thanks for posting back :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:

 

How do I go about doing this, I have tried a couple of times and nothing occurred?

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Re: itunes on Nook

 


MarcRN1958 wrote:

Thanks for posting back :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:

 

How do I go about doing this, I have tried a couple of times and nothing occurred?


Ah, there you're beyond my powers.  I only use my eReader for ... eReading. :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

According to the Manual (see "Files and Folders"), you should be able to drag and drop them from your computer to "My Music" on  your Nook.  See Manual for details.

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Re: itunes on Nook

First, you have to convert your itunes music to mp3 format.  I figured out how to do that by reading the help files in itunes. I had never done it before. I typed mp3 in the searchbox in itunes help and if you scroll down the list one of the options is "save a copy of a song in a new file format." 

 

Here's what I did: Click the edit tab at the top of the screen. Click Preferences, the click General, then click Import Settings (it's next to "When you insert a cd"). The Imort Settings box will pop up. Under Imort Using, change the drop down box to "MP3 encoder".  Click Okay. Then go to you itunes library and select the song you want to convert. You can select more than one song and convert them in batches. Once he songs are highlighted click the Advanced tab at the top of the I screen. Click Create MP3 version. Itunes will convert your songs for you.

 

Then with your nook plugged in to your computer you need to find the mp3 song files on you computer and drapg and drop them into the My Music folder on your nook. I have Windows 7 and my music files get sent to My Computer>Libraries>Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music. All the music is sorted into folders by artist. Make sure you select the mp3 version of the file. You can hover your mouse over the file and it will tell you the file type.

 

For ease of finding my mp3 music later I actually created a folder under My Documents in my computer called "Nook Music" so I know what songs I have converted and can put on my nook.

 

I've had my nook for almost 7 months and just last week loaded up some songs just to see if it works. It works really well and I was pretty impressed. I just loaded up a bunch of songs I like to listen to while reading. You can't arrange them in any sort of playlist (which is fine by me). You either listen to them in whatever order they are listed (I think it might be alpha) or you can shuffle them (which is what I like to do anyway). I like to listen to certain music depending on genre so I may change songs in and out depending on what I'm reading. I've been using my ipod for that now.

 

I hope that made some sort of sense and I'm sure someone else can explain it a bit more succinctly than that. I have a tendancy to be a bit, umm, wordy.:smileyhappy:

 

Fran 

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Red11
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The songs that I purchased through iTunes were not able to play on my Nook since they have the Apple DRM protection.  I was able to move music that I had copied onto iTunes.  I believe you can burn the Apple songs to a disk and re-import them to get them on, but I gave up since I had an iPhone.  

 

Haven't tried again since I got the NookColor since it has Pandora, but I would imagine it would work the same way.

 

Hope that helps!

 

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Red11
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Fran - Thank you.  I did not know that was possible!  I may have a new hobby :-)

 

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Re: itunes on Nook

 


Red11 wrote:

Fran - Thank you.  I did not know that was possible!  I may have a new hobby :-)

 


 

Your welcome! It took me a while to figure it out. When in doubt always search the help files. Itunes songs don't have drm but they are in a format that the nooks don't read, once you convert them they should work fine.

 

Fran

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