Converting MP4 to MP3?

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  1. kmcilhatton macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to upload music on a powerpoint slide but the format is MP4, seems to work with an MP3 .. is it possible to convert?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    iTunes can do it, iTunes Menu (edit on Windows)==>Preferences==>Advanced==>Importing, and change the format to MP3.
     
  3. kmcilhatton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you ... but..

    at the moment it is on import using AAC encoder .. if I change this to MP3 encoder, will it change all my songs .. cos I only want to change one. ALso there is a note at the bottom of the page stating "Note: These settings do not apply to songs dwnloaded from the itunes store"

    thanks fr your help :)
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No, only new ones ripped from a CD, change it back afterwards to rip any future songs as AAC.
     
  5. kmcilhatton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah ok.. so if I've already ripped it .. is it too late ?
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Sorry, I don't think I explained myself very well this time, I gave you half the required information but not all of it, sorry.

    The importing is as I described, but if you find the song you want to convert and right (control) click on it then you can convert the file to the format that importing is setup for, which as you have now set it to import as MP3 will enable you to convert songs to MP3, then you can import the new MP3 version into powerpoint, making sure you delete it after you've done the presentation, it's a duplicate and will be lower quality after all.
     
  7. kmcilhatton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks .. unfortunately still doesn't work "song could not be converted because protected files cannot be converted to other formats"

    not my luck night .. thanks so much for all your help though ... need to get some ZZZzzz's :)
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Ah, it's an iTunes Store song, in which case you need to burn it to a CD and re-rip it as MP3 to use it with Powerpoint.
     

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