How does the conversion work in iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by theuserjohnny, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Currently I have roughly a 30GB library for music and I have a 30GB iPod so obviously I have run out of space but recently I've heard of this feature...

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    So when I use this feature only the iPod will have the ACC conversion and my actual library on the computer will stay untouched (my library is AppleLossless)?
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    It only converts the songs (to the bit rate/AAC) as they are copied to the iPod. It doesn't change your library's codec in anyway and it will stay ALAC.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay thanks so much for clarifying that for me! This is great news then!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    It takes bloody ages though! Took 24 hours to do my then 80GB library. Worth it though as its prolonged the usefulness of my 80GB ipod Classic
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I'd just leave them the way they are and buy a 64GB iPod touch 5 :)
     

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