Can you convert .aiff to .mp3?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by S-Man, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. S-Man macrumors regular

    S-Man

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    I have recorded several lectures on my iPhone using iDicto and the format is .aiff
    I would really like to convert them to .mp3 so that I can put them on a CD and use them in my car and whatnot.
    IS there a way/tool to convert .aiff to .mp3?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. BCains macrumors regular

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    There is a free program called Switch, that'll convert AIFF to MP3
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Just use iTunes, set the import function to whatever version of MP3 you want, and use the "Create MP3 version" in the Advanced menu.

    It'll create an MP3 in addition to your .aiff.
     
  4. 3FLryan macrumors newbie

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    WinterMute is right, just do it in iTunes. Make sure iTunes is set to import songs in .mp3 format though, or else it will give you another format to change it to.

    EDIT: Oh...sorry, I guess I misread your post WinterMute. Whoops!
     
  5. S-Man thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Emsigemsi macrumors newbie

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    Where?

    Where can I set the import function to whatever version of MP3 i want? :apple:
     
  7. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    XLD is another good converter; you can drop a folder of audio files onto it and it'll convert them all.
     
  8. gvdv macrumors regular

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    Audacity is also supposed to be good
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac

    It is made for both PC and Mac, and I have used the PC version for editing my digital recorders mp3 files; it is really simple and easy to use. I have been looking around for an MP3 programme other than iTunes to convert .aiff's and .WAV's to MP3 and found out that Audacity can export to MP3 (as long as one has the LAME MP3 Encoder also installed on your computer - a link to this encoder is posted on the Audacity homepage link that I have posted above).

    Let us know how you get along.
     
  9. gvdv macrumors regular

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    Have just found a review of a ripper/converter called Max
    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    And a review of this, comparing it to XLD
     
  10. Lamty macrumors newbie

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    Yep, iTunes get well for that. It can work in that case. But if there are other formats needed, it seems not the good way to do it. but some apps would work good.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    So WinterMute has been sitting on pins and needles for 4½ years waiting on your response?:eek:
     

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