Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2009 11:30 AM (in response to lawrence gelman)Itunes will let you convert songs in your iTunes library to another format. When you convert a song in iTunes it will be converted to the format that you have set to import your CDs in. Converting creates a second copy of the song in the format you have chosen which gives you the opportunity to either keep or delete the original. If you are using iTunes 8 go to Edit>Preferences>General and click on Import Settings, change your option to MP3 for example. Go back to your library and highlight the songs you want to convert and go to the Advanced menu at the top of your iTunes window and choose "Create MP3 version": iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format
One exception to this are standard 128kbps AAC copy protected songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store which can't be directly converted due to the DRM (Digital Rights Management) copy protection. However you can burn these to an Audio CD which will work like any regular CD.G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2009 11:38 AM (in response to lawrence gelman)[iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550]G4 Quicksilver dual 800 MHz 2x120 GBHDs 1.5GBRAM dual-boot 10.4.11 9.2.2, 2 G3 beiges, IIci
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2011 5:02 PM (in response to Limnos)OK. Thank you. However, to an old man this seems like a classic case of fiddling around with something that worked perfectly well. And very simply. Wish they would have known about the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems like the computer geeks at Apple iTunes just felt they had to do something. Too much time on their hands I think. So now, after they screwed things up by requiring a lot of steps to do something that previously only took one, this particular task seems to have been made much more complicated. Very frustrating. Unfortunate.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 21.5" screen, 3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB RAM, 2TB Serial ATA Drive
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2013 5:55 AM (in response to lawrence gelman)
Quick update on this problem, as I found this thread searching for a neat solution.
Dougie has released a new iTunes Script for this very problem, which will convert to MP3 on export, and make sure that the dupes created by the itunes import process are removed, all at the same time! Lovely!
You can find the script here: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/2013/05/new-convexp-to-album-folders/
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