Saving iTunes library to memory stick

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Martin29, Jun 30, 2012.

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    Martin29

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    I want to save some of my music which is in iTunes onto a usb memory stick which I can then play using a distant music player. I need to save the music in mp3 format.
    Can't see any way to do this, only to burn to an optical disk... Surely something as simple as this can be done, can someone tell me how?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Just drag and drop the songs you want into a folder and copy it onto the flash drive.
     
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    Martin29

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    This produces Apple MPEG-4 Audio files.. I need to export them to MP-3 but can't see how to do so. My music player won't read the MPEG-4 format.

    There must be a way to do something so simple without resorting to optical drives?
     
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    Are you sure all your music is in MP3 format? I just tried dragging and dropping and it copied to the folder as MP3.
     
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    Martin29

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    My music is all in Apple music MPEG-4 on my hard drive. What I need is a facility to convert to MP3 or else to export the files in MP3 format as would be the case if I were to burn a CD.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    If you highlight all the tracks you want to convert to MP3 in iTunes and then right click on one of them you should see an option of convert to MP3
     
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    Martin29

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    That is true, and I convert to MP3, then try to drag the files to my flash drive..

    Then when I look at the format on the flash drive they are all MPEG-4!!
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I can't think of anything else as it works perfectly for me

    I don't want to insult you but are you sure your moving the MP3 and not MPEG-4 across
     
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    blueroom

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    Use XLD to batch convert them to MP3.
     
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    Martin29

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    Thank you folks. Done it!

    All your help much appreciated.
     

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