Transfer Music from iTunes to your SanDisk Sansa Clip
Music in iTunes is in AAC, M4A, M4B and M4P format. The music on your SanDisk Sansa Clip is in MP3 format. To transfer music from iTunes to your Sansa Clip you have to convert the music to MP3 format. There are different ways to convert the music. You can do it manually through Windows or use an audio converter.
In this article, we are going to use an audio converter called NoteBurner and you can download it here. After you have it installed open NoteBurner and click on Settings at the top. An Options dialog box will open. For Output Format change it to MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3). Click on the MP3 tab and check the Enable ID3Tag V1 and Enable ID3 Tab V2 is checked. Click OK to save.
Open iTunes. You can either use an existing playlist or create a new playlist. If you create a new playlist you need to add the songs you want to convert to it. To add a new playlist click on File then New Playlist and name the playlist. Click on Music under Library and select the songs for your playlist. When you select the songs right click and select Add to playlist and choose the playlist you just created. You can transfer one MP3 at a time, or hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard while you click on each song you want to transfer then drag them over all at once.
In iTunes you will be prompted to choose a CD burner. You need to choose NoteBurner Virtual CD/RW as the CD burner. Select Audio CD as the Disc Format and check Include CD Text. Click on the Burn Disc button in the bottom right hand corner of iTunes. The playlist will start burning.
TIP: A 1GB SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player can hold approximately 300 songs, depending upon how long the songs are, etc.