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Importing to Mp3 format in i tunes ?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Avzone, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    If in Preferences I have Mp3 encode selected for the importing method, Why when I import a wav files does it remain a wav instead of mp3 file?
    I then have to go to advance settings and convert it to mp3.
    Also I have noticed recordings to cd are dramatically lower in volume than the original when I do a back up copy, is this because I have Sound check etc selected?

    Many Thanks for your advise.
  2. Guest

    Sky Blue

    That setting is for importing CDs. If you drag n drop a music file in to your library, it'll stay as that original format.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Well at the moment i am trying to import a wav file thats a l.p recording of a old tape and I want to have it mp3 to play on my player.
  4. macrumors 68030


    convert it.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Thats what i am doing, I just wondered if there was an easier way, instead of importing it and then waiting for it to convert.
  6. macrumors 6502

    As for the sound volume, yes it is lower (most of the time) if you burn an audio cd with soundcheck on since iTunes is trying to make all songs sound the same volume.
  7. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Convert it with XLD first, you can set it to add the converted files to iTunes.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Xld ?
  9. Guest

    Sky Blue

  10. macrumors 6502


    What is 'lossless' audio files.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Lossless has even named himself after it! ?
    Thanks anyway, but this doesn't seem the shortcut that I was after by opening another program.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Its Lostless :p not lossless, and I made the name up before lossless audio was even a well known buzzword.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    i think it converts it if you drag it into iTunes whilst holding "alt" not got my mac at work so can't check just now.

    Why are you using MP3 anyway, AAC is a much more efficient codec (i.e. better sound for the same bit rate) and theres also Apple Lossless
  14. macrumors 6502


    Is it, why is that ?
    Im using mp3 so I can play it on my mp3 player and all my music is in mp3 format, It seems the standard these.
  15. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    MP3, schmemp3... Have iTunes convert everything to AAC unless you don't have an iPod.
  16. macrumors 6502


    :p Ha!
    Ok then, Why is Mp3 Crap ? (Lets hear it )

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