Deleting all .mp3 Files? (After converting to ACC)

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  1. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    I'm converting my library of 1000+ songs to ACC, Is there a quick way of deleting all the mp3s at once? Or do I need to delete each individually? (Maybe a Program?)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In Finder: search for all files of kind:mp3, select all, move to trash.
    In iTunes: sort all music by Kind, select the first MPEG audio file, scroll to the last, hold the shift key and click the last to select all, then Delete.
     
  3. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks :) lol saved me a few days of work right there ^_^
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    What is the purpose of converting them? You're only going to lose quality.
     
  5. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ACC files keep around the same sound quality (slightly better) and only lowers size. I'll free up a few GB of space on my iPod if I convert.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Stop right now! By converting your music from mp3 to AAC, you are reducing the quality for no benefit whatsoever!

    You completely don't understand how this works. Every conversion to any lossless format produces additional loss of quality. When you convert your CDs to mp3 and then to AAC, you first have the quality loss from the conversion to mp3, then you _add_ the quality loss from the conversion to aac.
     
  7. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm listening to the converted files now, I don't hear too much of a difference from the conversion. So even with the slight loss, I'm gaining a few GBs of file space.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    This really only applies to ripping to mp3 vs ripping to AAC. Now that you've already got mp3s, you may lose some size, but you'll lose even more quality converting again.
     
  9. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see what you mean, but anyways I'm not deleting the files from the computer, just removing them from iTunes.
     

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