8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 9:42 AM by Smitty327
griffithfrompost falls Level 1 (0 points)

I have version 10 of itunes.  You no longer have a tab to convert to MP3 with this version.   How then do I make an MP3 file with version 10?


Windows 7
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)

    iTunes > preferences > general. click on import settings, then import using and select MP3 encoder. below, select the desired bit rate.

     

    next, highlight the files to be converted in iTunes and choose create MP3 version from the advanced menu.

  • lyubomir Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Jolly! Finally a straight answer that is simple!  Hey to everybody who is trying to use itunes to make WMM vids this is the simplest way I have found!

  • boneycur Level 1 (5 points)

    This is no longer an option in iTunes. The "Create mp3 Version" dropdown menu item is not visible and, instead, there's a menu item that reads "Create AAC Version," which is silly, because that's the filetype I'm trying to convert FROM!

     

    ............Curtis.......... <--- iTunes 10.4.1.10 on aWindows 7 64-bit machine

     

    Okay, it worked for me this time. The first time I selected mp3 as my Import format, iTunes didn't save my settings. (I've had lot of problems with iTunes retaining the settings I create, both internally and with my iPhone.)

  • stuartwilson23 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks from me as well, very straight forward answer!

  • Johnne25 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct, it now defaults to AAC, but you can change it back to MP3 by following instructions previous post.

     

    iTunes > Edit > preferences > general. click on import settings, then import using and select MP3 encoder. below, select the desired bit rate.

     

    Then go back to the Advanced tab and it will say Convert to MP3.

  • Smitty327 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried this and I got an error message that said "Could not be converted because protected files cannot be converted to other formats" Can you not convert files that were purchased through iTunes?

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    Smitty327 wrote:

    Can you not convert files that were purchased through iTunes?

    Yes.

     

    If they were purchased before May 2009, you cannot convert them as they are protected.

    You can burn them as an audio CD then use this audio CD in iTunes as you would any other audio CD.

  • Smitty327 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, thank you!