ALAC (Apple Lossless) file in iTunes without 'encoded with' version?

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  1. MacOSphere macrumors newbie

    MacOSphere

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to find a way to either remove the 'encoded with' (ex. shown below) nomenclature from the iTunes files I encode with Apple Lossless OR is there a terminal command that will allow me to do batch conversions of AIFF files to ALAC that I can then import to iTunes?

    Thanks

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  2. KALLT, Oct 13, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015

    KALLT macrumors 601

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    #2
    The command you are looking for is:
    Code:
    afconvert -d alac input.aiff output.m4a
    To quickly convert files in a folder:
    Code:
    for f in *.aiff; do afconvert -d alac "$f" "${f%.aiff}.m4a"; done
     
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yep.
    XLD is the most powerful audio conversion program under Mac OS X I have ever seen. With it, iTunes management is no longer a problem.
    One of the features is to import converted songs directly to iTunes, as is. Saves me plenty of time.
    Plus is metadata editor can help you search for proper artworks, and correct possible wrong metadata, from CDDA.
    Go and try it.
     

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