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  • Dec. 20th, 2006 at 1:46 PM
Han and Leia
Question for the Mac people out here:

I've downloaded a six hour audio book, which is presented in three 2-hour chunks. I want to back this baby up, since I've had stuff from the music store of iTunes randomly vanish on me before.

Question: is there some program that anyone knows of, or some other way to do it, wherein I can split this protected AAC track into, say, six 1-hour chunks, and therefore being able to back them up onto CDs as audio files, or am I stuck with burning them off as nothing more than the same AAC tracks which I downloaded in the first place?

Just curious...


epi_lj wrote:
Dec. 20th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
A-ha! You are using a Mac.

So yes, you can use Audio Hijack to record the audiobook into AIFF. This will unfortunately take you six hours. Then you can use your favourite editor to chunk it into one-our segments, and THEN you can use iTunes or Toast (easier to use Toast) or WaveBurner (nice) or whatever you prefer to burn them to CDs.
king_cool_paul wrote:
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Which was more or less my plan for it. I've got Wiretap for the Mac (although the required upgrade to a newer version a few months ago seems to result in an audio file that has random clicks in it from time to time; could be because I'm on a G3, and that's ooooooooold).

I don't have a favorite editor at this moment. Any suggestions on one?

And I also do not have Toast, because surprise! It doesn't support the G3.

Again, I need a new computer.
epi_lj wrote:
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
For editors, I use Peak Pro, but Audacity is workable and free.
king_cool_paul wrote:
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Free is a wonderful thing these days (what with house hunting and waiting for a new baby to pop out).

Did I mention that I need a new computer?


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