Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2013 1:49 AM (in response to Rod Rosenbladt)
Very odd. If you have set your import requirements in preferences, all tracks should be imported in same format. I presume that you have followed the instructions contained in this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12279?viewlocale=en_US
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Rod Rosenbladt)
Thanks for taking a swing at this one! And yes, I did read that Apple help doc when I was trying to figure out what I was doing wrong (not that I'd ever claim that I understood--have to work in my own limited understanding always!)
Under iTunes "preferences" I specified before beginning import of tracks:
Import using: AAC encoder
Setting: Spoken Podcast [maybe this was my mistake?]
Use Error Correction when reding Audio CDs (was checked as default, I left it "as is")
I'd even thought about importing each track one-at-a-time, respecifying the lowest bitrate each time, seeing what that did. Then I got so ****** off at iTunes that I refused to try it, went to forums to try to find help.
Again my thanks for helping me out of this one.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Rod Rosenbladt)
Why not try Audiobook as media type.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to Jimzgoldfinch)
Well, I guess it can't do any harm. I'm too Mac-illiterate to know what that would mean (for example, could I play them as audio, listen to them?)
I finally decided to let insane iTunes "have its way with me," saved lectures having specified the parameters I mentioned earlier. And the whole 2-CD set fit on an old iPod w/o running out of space. And, really, that's all I wanted to do: to LISTEN to those lectures at home or in car! (Is that too much to ask?)
Thanks so much for your kind help with this one. And if there is a "tested" Linux alternative to iTunes (to just do simple stuff like this), I think I'm going to try escaping iTunes' clutches?