System requirements of NoteBurner M4P Converter: M4P to MP3, M4B to MP3, AA to WAV
iTunes to WAV, M4A to WMA

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System Requirements

System Requirements for using NoteBurner

Please read the following System Requirements to see what you may need and what you should note when using NoteBurner Audio Converter. Read the Important Notes

Things you need

  • 32-bit &64-bit Windows XP, Vista or Mac OS X
  • 256 megabytes (MB) or higher of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard disc drive space or more
  • Monitor with 1024x768 pixels or higher resolution
  • Media player such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc
  • DRM license (if you want to convert protected music)

Why do you need these things

an NoteBurner run on 64-bit operating systems?

Yes, latest version 2.31 of NoteBurner can run on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Former versions can only run on 32-bit systems.

How can I tell if my computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are designed for use in computers with 32-bit or 64-bit processors, respectively.

If a 32-bit program uses embedded drivers, the drivers might not work in the 64-bit environment. NoteBurner is such kind of program that reply on a virtual CD burner drive to convert between audio formats.

NoteBurner Audio Converter is now fully compatible with 64-bit Vista and 64-bit Windows 7.

Why is 256 MB or more RAM capacity required?

Computers with Windows XP system should come with at least 256 MB RAM usually. Computers with Vista systems come with 1 GB RAM at least. So most of the time you do not have to worry about this.

Random Access Memory (RAM) is a type of computer data storage. Today it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow the stored data to be accessed in any order, i.e. at random. The word random thus refers to the fact that any piece of data can be returned in a constant time, regardless of its physical location and whether or not it is related to the previous piece of data.

Why is 1 GB or even more free hard disc drive space needed?

This amount of hard disc drive space is needed to store the converted songs. The more songs you want to convert, the more free HDD space is needed.

When you proceed to convert music format with NoteBurner, you should choose a folder to store the converted files. And please make sure there is enough free HDD space to store the converted music files. The following information is for your approximate calculation:

  • The storage capacity of one standard CD is approximately 650 MB.
  • The file size of a typical 3-minute MP3 song is about 3 MB, that's one MB per minute.
  • A gigabyte (GB) is a unit of information or computer storage meaning either exactly 1 billion bytes, about 1000 MB.

Why do I need monitor with 1024 x 768 pixels or higher resolution?

To view the whole graphic window of NoteBurner, you may need a monitor with at least 1024 x 768 pixels. The main window of NoteBurner might not display correctly at lower resolution.

Why does NoteBurner has to work with Media player (editor) ?

NoteBurner Audio Converter utilizes virtual CD burning mechanism to convert audio files between different format. Due to this working mechanism, NoteBurner must work with media player to complete the conversion.

You may need iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, Napster, Adobe Audition, or any media player or audio editing program that allows you to burn your music to CDs.

The media player you may need varies depending on the lables of the digital music you purchase . If you want to convert music purchased from iTunes Music Store, you may have to use the iTunes to work with NoteBurner. DRM protected WMA files usually require Windows Media Player or RealPlayer. Audio editing programs such as Adobe Audition can also work well with NoteBurner.

Why is DRM license needed for converting protected music?

NoteBurner will not crack DRM protection to convert the protected audio files. What this smart app does is simply simulating CD burning and ripping processes to convert all type of audio formats to MP3, WMA or WAV (AAC for Mac version) in legal ways. You may acquire necessary license to have the protected music burned and converted, whether by purchasing, subscription, or getting authorized by other person.

Important Notes

  • NoteBurner is not compatible with 64-bit operating systems at present.
  • NoteBurner is not compatible with Win 98 or Win 2000.
  • Windows Media Player 11 might not work with NoteBurner.
  • Windows Media Player 10 can preserve track info, but you need to drag the original files to transfer information manually.
  • Windows Media Player 9 will not transfer track info the to converted files.
  • The DRM protected music you try to convert to MP3 shall get autorized legally.
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