Batch Converter

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Holmes89, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    I have a lot of music that I currently have in iTunes on my Mac. I recently purchased a netbook for when I go down on campus to do work (because of the better battery life and my campus for some reason has a problem with outlets...) so I wanted to convert all of my music into a lower quality mp3 format for my netbook (so to save space) without changing my iTunes music on my mac. Any ideas of a good converter that can convert a mix of aac and mp3 files to a single quality mp3?

    or... do you think I should just use my iPod or a service like Lala. Your opinion matters haha.

    Thanks!
     
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    Drumjim85

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  3. macrumors G4

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    iTunes itself can do the conversion. Set the format you want in preferences then select the tunes you want to convert and right clck the selection. Later you will have two copies of all sected tunes. Sort these by "time". Export the newly created files then delete them.
     
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    Holmes89

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    Yeah, but the problem is it kicks out as soon as it hits a protected file and I can't remember which ones I updated in iTunes and which ones I didn't feel like spending the extra cash to make them DRM free.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    You probably worked this out already, but if not, here is an option:

    In the "Kind" column in iTunes (when viewing your music in List view), the encrypted ones are listed as "Protected AAC audio file" while the unencrypted ones are "Purchased AAC audio file" or just "AAC audio file". You can sort by this column to distinguish which is which.

    You can also use the "Kind" field to create a smart playlist.
     

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