yikes - I screwed myself in itunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bonk, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. bonk macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    I've been working on ripping all my cds into itunes for a while now (powerbook+airport express=one beautiful wireless existence). at some point, the preferences got changed to import AIFFs rather than AACs. I dont really need AIFF quality (I'm keeping the cds) and it's taking up a LOT of hardrive space. is there any way to convert them into AACs in itunes without re-ripping? please, god, say yes.
  2. fowler. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2004
    righ click, "convert to mp3/aac"?

    I don't know, I don't have an aiff file to mess with.. but I know you can switch between mp3s and aac files in itunes.

    yeah, that doesn't work. My advice, re rip everything :(
  3. bonk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    nevermind. I figured it out. oy - it's going to take days. :(
  4. jmo macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2004
  5. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    By 'figured it out' you mean you're selecting all the songs and going to Advanced -> Convert Selection to AAC, right? Not sure how fast your machine is, but a 1.25 GHz PowerBook converts from AIFF to AAC at about 10x. That's fast enough to do a few hundred CDs worth in a day (just let it go in the background while you work). It's not that bad... ;)

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