Trying to convert .m4a to .mp3

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by imac abuser, Aug 15, 2011.

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    imac abuser

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    I used to use switch to convert .m4a to .mp3 but lion won't allow it anymore. Basically I'm trying to take a riff I have and want to post it somewhere online so I can share it on facebook. Any ideas?
     
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    blueroom

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    I'll be very surprised if this isn't possible in iTunes anymore. To do so, change your iTunes Import Settings to Import Using: MP3 Encoder. Open the .m4a in iTunes and secondary click on the track to Create MP3 Version.

    I haven't tested this, but this is the way it has always been.

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    XLD is great too.
     
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    imac abuser

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    Thanks I'll try these tomorrow
     
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    XLD is no longer functional under Lion. It relies on PowerPC code that is not supported.
     
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    imac abuser

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    It's like Lion is C0ck Blocking all the stuff get of your DRM high ground good lord
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    iTunes is probably the easiest. The Convert to ... function is quick and easy.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Alternatively, Max works as well. It's generally used to accurately rip music CDs, but it also comes with a fully functional converter supporting all manner of audio formats.
     
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    appleguy123

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    Is it protected? If not, here's a video for how to do it I found.


    It worked for me to convert a lot of my audiobooks for my non Apple products.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Some apps can be a better choice. An apps i just picked up, it can convert most kind of audio files, you may try that.
     

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