Converting in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Scartissue, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Scartissue macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2004
    hi. I've shifted my music to my laptop recently, a large amount of which is in lossles quality - the apple flavor of course. Well, i've relaised Im needing the HDD space now, so i'd like to convert it to normal AAC. I've tgried this once, and every time I do, it makes an extra copy. Is there anyway I can set it up (possibly using an applescript?) to replace, as opposed to making a new one?

  2. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT

    I don't think there is a way to that. I know you can do it when you import from a CD, you can choose to replace when you import. My only idea is to convert them all, then select "show duplicate songs" under edit. This will alteast tell you were they are but you still have to go through and delete the files by hand. Sorry. Maybe someone else can come up with a better idea, I hope.
  3. cfd macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2004
    If you do the above and then sort by Kind, you can then select the first and the last of the lossless and delete them all at once. The type column is available to view by Control clicking the song name and selecting "Kind".
  4. Mertzen macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2004
    In iTunes select the ones to convert then convert them .. it should keep the originals highlighted as long as you don't click anything else in iTunes [ it squeezes the converted ones in between the selected ] .. after converting hit delete and it will delete the originals .. select yes when it asks you to move them to the trash . .

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