6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2014 7:00 AM by Limnos
lawrence gelman Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
to load onto a kindle. What is the best way to do this? If possible i'd like to have two copies. One mp4 and one mp3. Thx

powerbook G4 15', Mac OS X (10.5.4), iphone 8g
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    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.
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (43,065 points)
    [iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550]
  • nemateoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • PheoUK Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    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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  • Clivebert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Zevoneer wrote:

     

    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.

     

    Hello Zevoneer! Thanks for your contribution. May I ask how one can 'Set QT Player as standard program for WMA files'?

     

    Regards and have a great day.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (43,065 points)

    Clivebert,

     

    Realize you have posted in a topic which is 5 years old.  I haven't seen Zevoneer post in over a year or more.  Since your question is not the same as the original poster's (OP) as a courtesy you really would be better off starting a new topic on this, particularly since this topic has been marked as solved (I only visited it today because a spammer has been posting in this kind of topic today).

     

    WMA does not have native support on Mac computers.  You either need to convert the file to a format that does, or use third party software.  VLC (free) will play WMA.  Flip4Mac (free for basic) enables playback in Quicktime.  Somebody else recommended Perian codecs but these do not enable WMA playback in Quicktime on my older computer though they do work for other formats.