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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
Hi, I used iTunes when it first debuted but not since due to some problems I ran into back then. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it's changed since then ...

1. I tend to record old albums I own to mp3 (ones hard to find or non-existent on cd these days). When I originally used iTunes it performed a scan and actually deleted almost my entire folder of files I recorded back then. It was said to be intentional and then said to be a program glitch ... I'm not sure which it was but has this problem ever been fixed?

2. I noticed iTunes has switched to aac file-format. Is this format playable on most non-pc devices these days? Are they DRM-free?

Normally, I just buy my downloadable music these days from Amazon but a friend pointed out there are quite a few anime soundtracks/J-Pop-J-Rock CDs available on iTunes that aren't available on Amazon these days. I'm interested in giving it ago if I know exactly what I'm getting myself into. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
I don't have a lot of experience with it but I am using iTunes atm.

1. The iTunes software is generally rather awful but I haven't come across this glitch. I only have one album that wasn't purchased through iTunes on this computer.

2. The songs I've purchased and downloaded through the store use ACC as a part of the MPEG-4 standard and are not protected. They used protection before but as far as I'm aware, that has been fully removed. No idea why it wouldn't work in modern non-pc devices but I have little experience with this.

As for the collection of J-Pop and such, this is the only reason I am using iTunes. Seems to be a good amount compared to alternatives. The software is really not very good so I do recommend doing a test run before getting too much into it.
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
1. This happened to me before too. iTunes tends to delete things if they don't recognize them. Just download the latest version and your set (maybe backup your music files that you don't want to lose beforehand, just to be safe).

2. AAC and MP3 are both lossy audio compression formats. AAC is the default format used by iTunes. It produces better audio quality than MP3 for a given data rate (e.g., 128 kbps) and is playable in almost all software that can play MP3 files.
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Posted 6/1/17
Thanks for all the help

I guess I better backup all my files before installing but I will definitely be installing knowing the particulars now thanks to you guys .Can't wait to get some of the J-Rock on there .
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