0 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2013 2:58 AM by jmyricochet
jmyricochet Level 1 (0 points)

Hello All,


I'm new at using iTunes, used to listen to my music in flac format with a Sandisk Sansa Clip+ (with a Rockbox rom).


I've burned some of my CDs in mp3 and wma formats before burning them all again but in flac.


Now with my brand new iPhone 5 16Go, I guess I'm better of using compressed format for keeping requiring space as little as possible.


But in the online help http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550 the steps, describing how to convert files in aac or whatsoever, make me lost.



  1. Select one or more songs in your library, then from the Advanced menu, choose one of the following (The menu item changes to show what's selected in your Importing preferences):

    • Create MP3 version
    • Create AAC version
    • Create AIFF version
    • Create WAV version
    • Create Apple Lossless version

If you haven't imported some songs into iTunes yet, you can import and convert them at the same time. This will create a converted copy of the file in your iTunes Library based on your iTunes preferences. To convert all the songs in a folder or on a disk, hold down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows) and choose Advanced > Convert Import preference setting. The Import preference setting will match what you chose in step 3. iTunes will prompt you for the location of the folder or disk you want to import and convert. All the songs in the folder or on the disk will be converted.





I did the setup of Import setting. But those "Advanced" menu are not water clear for me.


It's step 4 in the document.


How may I select which songs I'd like to import and convert?

Using Add to Library import them, then in iTunes, I select them all, then I have to go to File>Create New Version>Create AAC version.

Only Create AC version remains dimmed if I don't have any songs in my Library.

Therefore where am I supposed to press down Option key to make appearing the Advanced>Convert Import preference setting ?


I'm lost.


The only I found is to Add to Library, then Create new version, create AAC version.


Thanks for your help.


Kind Regards.

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)