Convert to "......" has been removed?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Soundburst, May 6, 2010.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. . .I used to be able to right click on a song and choose "Convert to AAC" to convert the song but now I can't. . .the option isn't in the pop-up menu.

    I have changed my preferences (Import preferences) to MP3 and Lossless just to see if that would make a difference - but nothing has changed.

    Have Apple removed this? I'm stuck with useless AIFF's that my iPhone can't play as they are too big. :(

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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  4. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys! I read that Apple guide on the support website but presumed the "advanced menu" was what they called the little "right click menu pop up".

    :D

    Thanks a lot! :D
     
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  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    MP3 was removed ENTIRELY because of licensing.

    AAC was removed because Steve Jobs likes to keep us on our toes.
     
  7. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just converted to AAC :confused:

    Why removed it from a simple right click to a less convenient area?
     
  8. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I said it was removed from the menu, you must have read it backwards.

    Maybe Steve Jobs has an unsuspecting user account on MacRumors and likes to help out with problems he caused himself. Maybe that's why he needed an iPad so badly.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Huh? .... Here's some coffee.... you obviously need it!
    No, I haven't heard why. My guess is they determined it probably wasn't a frequently-used function and wanted to make room on the right-click menu for something else. However, I can't recall what all used to be on the menu, so I don't know if something has been added. I do know the "Create XXX version" used to be there, but I'm not sure which update took it away. I'm sure some searching in the forum would turn up screen caps of the menu when it was there.

    Edit: I found this screen capture of the right-click menu showing the "Create MP3 Version" from a Feb, 2009 post, so we know it was still available then:
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