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Discussion in 'iPod' started by White Rhino, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    How do I convert acc into mp3 using itunes?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    swiftaw

    #2
    Firstly, In iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->Importing make sure the option of Import Using is set to MP3 Encoder.

    Then, in your library, ctrl click on song and select Convert to MP3.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

    #3
    Interesting, I didn't know one could do that. What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two formats?
     
  4. macrumors 603

    swiftaw

    #4
    I would say that AAC is better quality for the file size, whereas MP3's are more universally playable.
     
  5. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    #5
    Just a word of warning: Converting from one lossy format to another will reduce audio quality.
     
  6. macrumors 603

    swiftaw

    #6
    Yeah, but sometimes it is a necessary evil, like the only way to import a song bought on another online store into itunes.

    Buy protected WMA or RA, burn to CD, re-rip to iTunes.
     
  7. Moderator

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    Staff Member

    #7
    Not many people know this, but it's possible to play RealAudio 10 in iTunes. It's AAC inside a RealMedia container, and you can extract the AAC using VLC, then play the AAC in iTunes. I don't know about protected content though.
     
  8. macrumors 603

    swiftaw

    #8
    Interesting. I cant imagine that it would work for protected RealAudio.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    #9
    thanks for your help
     

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