Converting all songs in iTunes to MP3 format

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ardoptres, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Ardoptres macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    Is there a way to do this? All my tracks are mixes between MP3, M4A, ACC etc etc, but I want them all to be MP3. Is there a (an easy) way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    Highlight all of your songs in iTunes. Then choose iTunes ---> Advanced ---> Create MP3 Version
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You can do it, but it doesn't make sense.

    AAC = MP4

    Mp4 is the successor to MP3.
    Mp4 retains better quality than mp3 at the same file size.
    Transoding degrades quality.
  4. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    I agree; you should leave it as is, and convert only if you need it.

    Actually, choosing Create MP3 Version will make a copy of the file, and convert that. If you hold down Option, the menu item will say Convert to MP3, which will convert the original file.
  5. Ardoptres thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ah, I didn't realize it changed anything but the file format. I guess I'll only convert the ones I need to be MP3. Thanks for the tips and advice.

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