Music Library Overhaul

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lukin, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    So I have spent the last couple weeks reimporting all my cd's onto an external drive in apple lossless. I'm done. I use these files at home.

    However, I realized I wanted to have a lossy copy as well for my macbook pro, iphone, etc. I downloaded switch and let my computer sit for about 2 days while it converted every one.

    The end: No ID3 tags in the converted files.

    Does anyone know of a good converter that can do batch jobs that will convert to mp3, include the ID3 tag, and leave the original alone?
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    I think I answered my own question. I was thinking that iTunes would overwrite the files, but if I move the apple lossless files to a different folder, clear my library, uncheck move files to library and import using mp3 I can get a copy of my music in the same folder structure as mp3s while leaving my originals alone.

    If this is wrong please correct me.

  3. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    When you convert within iTunes, it will create a duplicate. Check out the "Convert and Export" script, and that won't happen. :)

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