converting my entire music library from apple lossless to aac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by M87, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. M87
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    Tell me there is an easier way to do this than right click every track in iTunes and selecting "create aac version".
     
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  3. M87
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    Yeah, I ended up doing that. Select all > unselect all the files I didn't want converted > convert > hope to hell I don't accidentally unselect the original files as they convert > right click and delete. Only one problem, and it's a very small one, is that all of the actual music files in my library now have a 1 at the end.

    I'm still interested in finding a better way to accomplish this. If my library had been bigger (I have about 1,000 songs) or more non-music files mixed in my library it would have been a much less practical solution.
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    Alternatively you could use a program like Max, and convert them all, but then have to reimport them...
     
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    Getting rid of the 1 at the end of a song name is very simple. Just use this script from Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes.

    If the 1 at the end is on the file names and not the song names, use Name Mangler. Of course, if you modify the filenames, you'll have to re-import them after you delete the others from your iTunes library, so you don't have duplicates.
     
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    Try XLD I just used it for the same idea you just need to drag and drop the files onto its icon once it is setup the way you want. You would need to go into the batch option in the preferences and make sure that m4a is added to list of files allowed to be opened.

    http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html
     

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