Music Library Overhaul

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    Jul 24, 2008
    #1
    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

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    Jul 24, 2008
    #2
    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.

    Thanks
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Galley

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    Mar 24, 2008
    #3
    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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