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iTunes 9.2 Won't "Create MP3 Version"...

16002 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2011 10:07 AM by Use2play RSS
~ C - M ~ Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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Jul 4, 2010 7:01 AM
Hello all...

I have been doing this for YEARS, and not just a few times. I used to be able to simply select a file in iTunes (usually a WAV or AIFF file) and then just click on "Create MP3 Version" in the iTunes menu. When I used to do this a grayed out version of the file would appear in the list of files in the iTunes browser until the encoding was done. After the process completed, there would be a beep and then I would see the file right there in the iTunes browser. Now no such thing happens! I do see that iTunes is "encoding" in the status bar at the top, and there is a beep at the end, but then there is no file to be shown afterwards... What happened?

Thank you!
MacBook 2.4GHz - 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • mentemalleo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 4, 2010 7:08 AM (in response to ~ C - M ~)
    I have something similar. For years I have been converting AIFF files to AAC using the "Convert to AAC" function. Since the 9.2 upgrade, this returns an error "Error occurred while converting the file xxx. An unknown error occurred (-50)". I think the 9.2 upgrade may have fixed a few errors but created a few serious ones.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTunes 9.2
  • Charles Minow Level 6 Level 6 (9,190 points)
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    Jul 4, 2010 8:48 AM (in response to mentemalleo)
    mentemalleo wrote:
    I have something similar. For years I have been converting AIFF files to AAC using the "Convert to AAC" function. Since the 9.2 upgrade, this returns an error "Error occurred while converting the file xxx. An unknown error occurred (-50)". I think the 9.2 upgrade may have fixed a few errors but created a few serious ones.


    I think that error -50 can be caused by unusual characters in the file name. Maybe try messing around with the name of the song, and see if that makes a difference when it tries to create a new file.

    charlie
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • shushtime Calculating status...
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    Jul 7, 2010 11:18 AM (in response to ~ C - M ~)
    You can try changing your import settings to mp3 and that would cut out having to convert all together. And you can also remove the itunes preferences and see if its just a bad preference (reinstalling itunes does not get rid of prefs. you have to go into the hd on the computer.)
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • honme4awhile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 3, 2010 6:23 PM (in response to ~ C - M ~)
    Right click on the file then itunes will create a ACC file in Library music folder.Usually the file will place next to original file then right click on AAC file to "get info".reset start/stop time-->ok.
    iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • mcmac808 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2010 5:58 AM (in response to ~ C - M ~)
    Amigos, did anyone actually re-find the create mp3 option in iTunes 9? Has it reappeared in iTunes 10?

    In my itunes (9.1.1) - the create mp3 version is simply gone, and is replaced with Create Apple Lossless version for existing AAC and mp3 files. If I create an Apple lossless file to see if mp3 option comes back, still nothing - but I can create another lossless version of the lossless version(!) Trying to burn an mp3 cd doesn't convert them either - just says only mp3 files can be burned to an mp3 cd, doh.

    Under CD import settings (prefs | General) the mp3 option is still there but only for audio cd importing. (Which means they must still be paying the Fraunhofer license fee... so that's not the reason for dropping it if that's what Apple have done...)

    Not keen to trash my preferences since i store things in funny places and it's a pain to reconfigure. Am reluctant to upgrade as you never what apple have dropped or added next ... but for a new iPod forcing me to, I'd still be running iTunes 7(!)
    mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), itunes 9.1.1
  • Use2play Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:07 AM (in response to ~ C - M ~)

    I use to be able to make a MP3 disk without problems in iTunes 10.4 - did it last night. But then I downloaded 10.5 - now iTunes WON'T make MPe3 disk. Tells me that files have to already in MP3 format to be written to a MP3 disk!

    Right lick on any file in the playlist and  select MAKE MP3 version - I watch the progress bar move but it appears as if nothing changes - the file is still not recognized in the playlist as being able to write to disk as MP3! - example, I have 30 files in a playlist but only 5 can be recorded onto disk as MP3.

    Apple screwed up with this and starting to get like old Microsoft.

    In this day and age of corporate wall street greed- Apple follows suit in lock step -  do it my way, buy my products (old ipad users locked out of most new stuff - Apple's way of "encouraging"  you to buy their new stuff )

    iTunes 10.5 is NOT an imporovement.iPad ios5 is filled with other bugs.. ruined my gmail account and temporarily shut me down - had to petition GOOGLE to reinstagte me after explaining my iCloud account possibly fouled things up

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