HT1550: iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file formatLearn about iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to wmdowns)
If you want to use iTunes to convert it you must first add the WAV file to the iTunes library, it will then show (correctly) as being a WAV file. You then check the iTunes import preference is set to MP3, then you select the WAV track in iTunes and in the Advanced menu tell it to convert it to MP3.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to John Lockwood)
I tried both dragging it in and going to FILE and "add to library" and on this machine or the wife's it just won't import it to the library.
I have watched about 10 videos on how to do this, I follow the instructions to the letter and it won't work on this machine (Snow Leopard) of the wife's Lion machines.
Is there some trick to this?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to wmdowns)
A WAV file has no embedded meta-data, so when you add it to iTunes it will not immediately showup under an artist name, or have track and album information. So it maybe there but you may need to look for something that appears blank and manually add the data. (iTunes will store the data in its catalog for a WAV file.)
Once you have converted to MP3 then the MP3 can contain this information.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to wmdowns)
Here you go:
1) iTunes -> Preferences
2) Click "Import Settings" under "General"
3) Change "Import Using" to MP3
4) Click OK and exit Preferences
1) Select the song in iTunes
2) File -> Create New Version -> Create MP3 Version