Encoding Mp3's with QTPro or iTunes

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  1. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    Anybody know how I can encode to the mp3 codec using QT Pro or iTunes without having to burn and rip a CD? Just go direct to HD?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Here's what I always do in a situation like this...

    I make an AIFF/WAV file from the source material first, then use QT Pro or iTunes to convert that to MP3 (or whatever other format I feel like using).

    Knowing what format your source material is in would help.
     
  3. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's presicely what I am trying to do. Go from AIFF/WAV to mp3. However, exporting the file from QTPro to mp3 isn't an option that I can see - only Mpeg-4 audio, which won't work for my purposes.

    Can you elaborate on what you do to accomplish this?
     
  4. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Put the aiff into iTunes, go to the preferences and set the "import" file-type to the MP3 type you want (bit-rate etc.) then select the track you want to convert and go to the "Advanced" menu and select "Convert to MP3". The MP3 file will turn up in your iTunes library alongside the original.
     
  5. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ha! Woo hoo!

    Thanks! That'll do it!
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That's what I do most of the time. I haven't really monkeyed around with QT Pro much, since I purchased it recently.
     
  7. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    QT Pro is really cool for transcoding video, and for splitting audio and video into separate componants, but iTunes has taken the work out of converting audio files.
     
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  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    What a bad pun!!! :D

    AAC sounds better than MP3, even a well written MP3 codec, it's just a shame you can't play AAC on anything but an iPod and a Mac.
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Don't forget about iTunes for Windows. That works too.

    Also, while we're on the subject of codecs...

    AAC clearly beats MP3
    MP3PRO clearly beats AAC and MP3
    HE-AAC clearly beats MP3PRO, AAC, and MP3

    The only problem? Apple hasn't introduced us to HE-AAC yet. (HE-AAC is identical to aacPlus, but Apple won't use that name since it's trademarked by another company.)
     

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