Can I convert aiff to mid/m4a/mp4?

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    How do I convert this aiff audio file I have to mid/m4a/mp4?
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Import into iTunes.
    Set iTunes's Encoder in the Prefrences
    Select the song in iTunes
    Choose Advanced->Convert Selection to <whatever you want>
    Click on the converted file (when it is done)
    Press Command+R
    Drag the file to wherever you want

    This will not work with songs downloaded from iTMS. Burn those to an Audio CD (a re-writeable one, preferably) and then reimport them to allow yourself the ability to import them.
     
  3. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already tried that. The iTunes encoder only allows conversion to AAC, AIFF, Lossless, MP3, and WAV.
     
  4. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    Note that you can't convert an audio file to MIDI. That would be like taking a baked pie and separating it back into the original ingredients. ;)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    .m4a *IS* AAC.

    And ditto, no, you cannot convert to .mid. But you can definitely convert to .m4a
     
  6. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Unprotected AAC files have the .m4a extension, and protected ones have the .m4p extension.
     
  8. Tommy69 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, there is a way to convert aiff to midi (aac to midi also.) This program called IntelliScore does just that.

    Here is the link:Intelliscore Ensemble
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    5 year old thread, and your solution isn't a solution:

    Not to mention the fact that IntelliScore didn't exist when this thread was created.
     

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