Convert and Replace in iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by skate71290, May 25, 2011.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Hey everyone, just a quick query, i have well over 20,000 songs in my iTunes account and i want to convert them all to 128kbps AAC, quite simply to save space, as i only listen to songs with my iPod Nano and HK Soundsticks, quality is not of real importance. My big question is, how can i tell iTunes to delete the older copies on tracks whilst converting, saving me going through the lot and deleting them one by one? Regards, skate71290 :)
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    1) Select everything, make mp3 version (after your import settings are at 128k)
    2) Let iTunes do it's thing
    3) Right click on the name/artist/album .. etc bar, and select bitrate
    4) You'll now have a bitrate column, click it to sort by bitrate
    5) Select everything that's not 128 (hold shift and click on the first non-128k item and click on the last non-128k item)
    6) Press delete, send to trash, empty trash
  3. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Genius, except some are already 128kbps, but that inspired me to sort by Date Added :) thanks again :)
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Make smart list of all songs above 128kbps, convert songs in that list instead.
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    XLD can do this and it supports multiple cores.

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