1726 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2010 2:01 PM by st964p62
I'm using iTunes 10 64-bit on Windows 7.
I then use iTunes to generate 190kbps MP3s for the iPod from the MP4 source files.
There is no need to do that batch convert. Instead, use the option to create AAC/128 to sync to the iPod. This option, which was new in iTunes 9.1, causes iTunes to create the smaller files on-the-fly as you sync the iPod, without changing the library copies (ALAC in your case).
I appreciate the suggestion (I was unaware of this feature and it does sound useful), however I use the MP3s I create on the iPod, on my laptop, in Windows Media Center, etc. So it's not just for the iPod. I don't want to use proprietary AAC files anyway. If iTunes supported FLAC I'd probably be using that instead of ALAC.
So, the issue still stands that iTunes 10 has an issue writing out ID3 tags when batch converting a lot of files, and it doesn't seem to save embedded album art when you convert ID3 tags in MP3s.
I'm not really looking for a work-around, I just want Apple to be aware of the issue and hopefully address it in a future release.