Conversion AIFF to Apple Lossless in iTunes 9.0.2

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nostromo, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Nostromo macrumors 65816

    Nostromo

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    I still have a great number of AIFF files in my music library.

    I'd like to convert them to Apple Lossless, as it's the same sound quality at half the space.

    I know you can create a copy of any file in another format, but it sounds quite complicated. First you have to create a copy, and then you need to delete the "original" AIFF file.

    Can't I just convert an existing file without a copy, keeping also the play counts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Forsaken macrumors regular

    Forsaken

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    Well, what I do is shift + click to select all the files I want to convert then go to Advanced > Make *insert file type here* and then when all the files are converted, the original files in their original file types will still be selected (whilst the newly converted files not be highlighted). Hit delete and you'll be done.
     
  3. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    The trick seems to lie in doing it in the library panel, where you can actually delete the files, versus selecting the songs in a playlist.
     

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