2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2015 7:05 PM by efusilero Branched to a new discussion.
rwr46 Level 1 Level 1

How do I export some of my playlists from Itunes onto a USB  stick to play in my car as a MP3 file?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    Presuming they aren't mp3 format files:


    iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550 - including information about different formats and discussion about compression.


    In iTunes11: File > Create New Version


    In iTunes 11 "Create..."  is in the File menu, not the Advanced menu.


    Topic: Need to convert mp4 to mp3 - Zevoneer's post on converting songs - http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9244740


    Converting will place duplicates in iTunes but if you look at the kind you will see one version is mp3.  Drag those files to the USB drive.

  • efusilero Level 1 Level 1

    In iTunes 12.3.2, you need to change the "Import Settings" (iTunes > Preferences>General) for "When a CD is inserted:"


    Select "MP3 Encoder" next to "Import Using" and select OK


    Select on your iTunes song, right click and select "File>Create New Version>Create MP3 Version" and the song gets converted to MP3


    To double check song file format, select the duplicate song and right click song - Get Info>File to verify MPEG-1, Layer 3 format.