Songs purchased at the iTunes store (and uploaded to iTunes from your computer) are not MP3 formatted files. These files are formatted only for Apple devices, therefore they must be converted to .mp3 format to play on most RCA MP3 Players.
YOU HAVE TO CONVERT THE FILES TO MP3 FORMAT (iTunes SUPPORT ARTICLE HERE) NOTE: Some purchased songs are encoded using a protected AAC format that prevents them from being converted - this is an iTunes limitation. iTunes Plus purchases are not protected and can be converted according to the iTunes web site.
You can use many programs to perform this AAC to MP3 conversion, but since you have already have an iTunes account (Where you bought songs from the iTunes Store), the instructions below will cover using iTunes to convert songs to MP3.
- Begin by going to iTunes and logging in.
- Make sure your conversion settings are set to MP3.
To convert a song's file format:
Open iTunes Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings button in the second section of the window.
From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click OK to save the settings.
- Select one or more songs in your library, then from the Advanced menu, choose one of the following (The menu item changes to show what's selected in your Importing preferences):
Choose Create MP3 version.
- Next, in iTunes, find and select the songs you want to convert to MP3 format.
- When the songs you want to convert are highlighted, click the “Advanced” menu in iTunes.
- Select “Create MP3 Version.” This will convert the ELIGIBLE iTunes songs to MP3 files for use on other kinds of MP3 players.
- You can now transfer/download the MP3 formatted files.
We suggest you read the following iTunes support articles because Audiovox cannot guarantee compatibility:
- iTunes Support Article - Transfer to my computer (click on transferring purchases and read iTunes limits)
- iTunes Support Article -Downloading past purchases from the iTunes store
There is an excellent article By Sam Costello on About.com with step by step pictorial directions on changing iTunes settings - see it by CLICKING HERE.