Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to brwnsfan)
Yes it is possible.
iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550 - including information about different formats and discussion about compression.
Topic: Need to convert mp4 to mp3 - Zevoneer's post on converting songs - http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9244740
I don't think the "convert to ipod" format is presented unless you are actually synching to a device at the time, but you can convert to 128k AAC at any time if you don't mind ending up with a lot of extra copies in naother format.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to Limnos)
Mu ipod is hooked up right now and no Convert command is available, even though i have highlighted files I wish to convert.
I normally don't sync, have just dragged files to my ipod for years now. Are you saying I have to be in a mode where I am syncing files for this to work?
Some of the music on my ipod has bben deleted from iTunes. If I go to syncing files, will I have to satrt over and lose files from my ipod thatb ren't currently in my iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to brwnsfan)
My iPod is still hooked up
Opened Preferences, General, Import Settings. Choose AAC, clicked OK, clicked OK in the General settings window.
Highlighted Files I wanted to convert from Lossless to AAC. Went to Advanced and still all three of the commands to convert to
or Create AAC
all three are still grayed out.
Am I doing something wrong or must I be syncing instead of dragging? If so, see previous question.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to Limnos)
A little embarassed to admit this but when I was trying to convert, I may have been looking at my ipod library at that time, not the main itunes library.
The constant switching back and forth might have had me there, not certain. Went back through and did it all again, now it's convertin tracks for me.
Thanks for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to brwnsfan)
You can simplyuse tehthe option to convert to 128 kbps (as mentione dint eh other thread) rather than creating a new version in your iTunes library.
This will keep from having multiple songs with different bit rates in the library.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Chris CA)
True, but I wanted to create a new duplicate file, one for her iPhone without losing the Lossless file. I use that one to burn CDs for friends who play them on their home stereos. I'm 56 and still use real stereo equipment rather than iPod players and ear buds when I want real fidelity.
Good stuff in my car to, you can hear a difference in the file quality if you are playing it on good components.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to brwnsfan)
The 'convert for iPod' doesn't get rid of the lossless file, it just makes a smaller file that does not get added to your library the way a normal conversion would and would have you end up with two versions.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Limnos)
Again, true. It really doesn't matter tha much if I create a duplicate file, I can throw them out after transferring to my wife's phone. With a 500gb hard drive, it's not as big a deal anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to brwnsfan)
Again, true. It really doesn't matter tha much if I create a duplicate file, I can throw them out after transferring to my wife's phone.
But if the intent is simply to put smaller files on the iPhone, then the convert option is far simpler.
All you need to do is sync.
No need to select the songs, convert them, trasnfer them, find them then delete them.
But you have it working so good luck!
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