Converting Playlists for use in car stereo

Discussion in 'iPod' started by doug.hall, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. doug.hall macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    Does anyone know of an application that will convert playlists (containing tracks of various formats) into mp3s and save the playlist in a folder on my desktop or an external drive?:confused:
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    iTunes can do this (converting to .mp3); it's an option from the main menu. Once that's done you could save them to the desktop.
  3. doug.hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I know how to convert to AAC but I can't see an option for converting to MP3? Does this change the format of the source music file? Ideally I'd like to retain the source file in its current format and then export the whole playlist to a new location as MP3s. Is that possible with your solution? If so how do I do it?

  4. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    If you change your import preference to mp3 instead of AAC, that option will change in your menu. It will convert at whatever your ripping setting are. It will leave your original version right where it was.

    What media are you using in your car stereo? You can just burn the playlist in iTunes.
  5. djbrickhouse macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2007
    I think the OP question still stands...

    I tried to burn an MP3 CD for my car last night from a playlist, iTunes gave me an error with resepct to those files not already in mp3 format.

    Is there a way for itunes to conver to mp3 on its way out the door to burn on the CD?

    Third party software reccomendations to do this or to burn to mp3 file on CD from whatever file I have now? AAC?

    Should I batch convert every song I have to mp3 to avoid this in the future? If so, what's the best way to do this?

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