iTunes help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dorqiekat, May 17, 2005.

  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2004
    Some of my music files are in the form of m4a or something. Can I use iTunes to change them mp3? What is the difference between m4a, mp3, and aac?

  2. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    m4a is the same as AAC.

    You can change the format from m4a to mp3 if you want by re-importing the tracks. It is recommended that you re-import from the original source, as converting a lossy format to another lossy format is bound to cause severe deterioration in sound quality. To import as mp3, you have to go into iTunes preferences and change the relevant settings under 'Importing'.

    AAC is generally regarded as a superior format to mp3, however mp3 is a more universally recognised.

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