I'D LIKE TO IMPORT MUSIC FROM ITUNES

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I'm on Camtasia 9. I can't seem to import music from iTunes, no matter what I try. Has anyone else had this problem? what do I need to do?
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Lucinda Mellin

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Jordan Sells

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You can actually. There is an itunes folder in your Music folder (usually found in C:\\Users\%username%\Music) where your itunes media are stored.

BUT, there are reasons why you shouldn't. First of all, while you may have the music in your iTunes library, and you may have paid for it, what you bought was the ability to listen to it, not to use it in your videos. If you want to use music, Camtasia has a few good ones, which can be found at https://library.techsmith.com/. And if you do your research, you can find music out there that you can use royalty-free, (that is an important keyword) and some of them you can actually download and use for free in exchange for crediting the artist.
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I take that back. There are songs on iTunes that have DRM, which may not be easy to remove.
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Lucinda Mellin

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thank you for taking it back. I find it quite curious that the replies first assumed I knew nothing about Royalty-Free and second that I planned to use music that wasn't royalty-free. I saw and listened to the Camtasia library AND did hours of research and trying to find a way to use iTunes Royalty Free music. I also know that Royalty Free does not mean Free music.
Sooooo, is there a way to use iTunes?
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SPAM me thinks!
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I think there may actually be RFM (royalty-free music) on iTunes.

As said earlier, you need to acquire music that has RFM licensing -- there is some out there that is free, but most has a cost.

Another thing to note is that where a song for listening purposes may only cost 99 cents, or the cost of a CD.

But RFM tracks might cost $10, $50, $100 or ?____!

And, if the recording you are wanting to use in your production is of a famous artist, then the license either may be thousands of dollars, it would likely not be royalty-free!

Think of TV shows where music is used that only "sounds like" the Beatles, for instance.
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Lucinda Mellin

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I understand and believe in all of the laws regarding copyright and royalty-free. I found a royalty-free song I was hoping to use, but could not find the way to download it to Camtasia (which has a very limited supply of songs) which is why I wanted to use iTunes.
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Some people actually think that because music is easy to steal, that that justifies reducing the level of income to those that produced it.

Selah. (Think about it.)
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and some people make big presumptuous assumptions that someone is about to steal.

Selah. (Think about it.)
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Think about this: my comments were not necessarily directed at you.


I was using this opportunity to increase awareness, as there -are- a lot of folks that know nothing of this topic.


Also, Jordan answered your question on his first reply.


Go ahead and buy something from iTunes, and it will get downloaded to the iTunes folder in your user folder on your computer, ready for you to add it to your Media bin in Camtasia.


Except for the DRM-laced material, of course.
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Were you not able to see files actually downloaded to your PC, into the iTunes folder on your computer?
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Or, are you saying that the downloaded files could be loaded into Camtasia?
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Lucinda Mellin

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I can see them on my computer, but cannot download to Camtasia (so far anyway).
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Lucinda,

Going by your last post (maybe you meant to word it differently) you don't download media into Camtasia, you import it.

That being said, most times you can just drag and drop the file on your computer into the media bin or on to the timeline

If that doesn't work for you than...

Your choices are to import from your computer or Google drive.

If you can see the mp3 or ma4 music file than in Camtasia if you do not have any media in the media bin yet, click on the "Import Media" button.



Navigate to the music file, select it and click OK.

That should add it to your media bin which you can than right-click and select
"Add to timelime at playhead" or drag and drop it on the timeline.



If you already have media in your media bin,  than click on the + sign at the bottom of the media bin and click on "Import Media"



The steps are than the same,  right-click and Add media to timeline at playhead or drag and drop to the timeline.

:)
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I-tunes uses the music format ACC for their music files.
 Camtasia doesn't support ACC music files.You would need to convert them to an audio format that Camtasia supports. (.wav, .mp3, .wma or .m4a)

As long as the file doesn't have  Apple’s FairPlay DRM system copyright protection it should  convert without issue.
So that's where your at.Audacity is a free Audio editing program you could use to convert your audio.
You can even convert  it online and save yourself the trouble of learning Audacity if you've never used it before.http://online-audio-converter.com/help/audio_formats

Regards,Joe
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Here is my ITUNES song:  Mera Rang De Basanti Chola ringtone
I hope you like it!
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You can try MusConv tool for your problem. It transfers all music files from one platform to another