changing m4a to mp3

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  1. comictimes macrumors 6502a

    comictimes

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    #1
    does anyone know of a program I can use to change .m4a files (what itunes rips cd's into) into .mp3?

    I'm trying out a different music playing program, but it doesn't support .m4a's, which is what most of my music is...
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    What's wrong with using iTunes to do this ?

    Preferences > Advanced > Importing tab

    Change form AAC to MP3 on the selection options

    After that is done hit OK

    Then, Right click on the song or songs you want to change to MP3, and select "Convert selection to MP3"
     
  3. comictimes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comictimes

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    ooh awesome... I knew I could convert to AAC... I didn't know changing the importing encoder to MP3 meant that option would change to convert to MP3 though.

    Thanks
     
  4. riderorider macrumors newbie

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    hi


    hi-I have the same problem than the person you replied to. I tried your solution Preferences>advanced> importing tab . in my advanced section there is no importing tab command .i have a mac book(1.5 years old).have you got another way to convert via i tunes?
    if you could help that would be great ±±
     
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  6. riderorider macrumors newbie

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    Thanks loads!!!!!
     
  7. primeminister macrumors newbie

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    This works. Thanks for the tip, but it creates a duplicate in MP3 format.
    Right-click menu says 'Create MP3 version' and it adds it to the current version.

    Does anybody know a good app that does that from the filesystem?
    I have a spotlight search =and want it to convert those m4a to MP3.

    Thanks in advance
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can still use iTunes:
    1. Run a search for the m4a files you want to convert.
    2. Right-click, Open with iTunes.
    3. Convert them with iTunes, creating .mp3 copies.
    4. Delete the old .m4a files.
     

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