How come I can't convert to MP3 in iTunes anymore?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MK25toLife, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. MK25toLife macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2007
    I used to always be able to convert my WAV files into MP3 in iTunes and I can't do it any longer, what's going on with that?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    As almost always, more information is needed.

    What Mac OS X and iTunes version do you use?

    Have you checked the import settings and seen what codec is set there?

    And where are the .wav files stored and where do they come from?
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    In the Advanced menu does it say "Create AAC version" instead? Go to your iTunes preferences, under the Edit menu, and change the Import Setting options in the General tab. Change the encoder to MP3 and the quality you want to use. Click Ok, and Ok again to exit preferences, then under the Advanced menu you should now have "Create MP3 version" instead of "Create AAC version."
  4. DJ TURN SIGNAL macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    Hes Right They Changed Something

    I Cant Convert My Wavs To Mp3s Anymore
  5. brickchard macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Im not 100% sure on this but im pretty sure they disabled that option in the newer versions of itunes...why I dont know because that what i did when i bought a song.

    You could always do a system restore to bring all programs (iTunes) back to give you that option

    Hope this helps :apple:
  6. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    I converted a track recently and noticed a change alright. I think they just removed it from the right click menu but it's in one of the app menus. Maybe "Advanced".
  7. Padraic macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2007
    Somewhere between here and there...
    I can't convert anything from the right click menu. The option to convert songs is available under the 'advanced' menu, but it's dependent on my import settings. If I have my import settings set to import as AAC, then the option is 'convert to AAC', if it's set to MP3 it's 'convert to MP3'.
  8. solaris macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
  9. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I can still convert songs to MP3 by changing the import settings and clicking Advanced > Create MP3 Version. Apparently there was another way of doing it before, maybe they just got rid of that option for some reason.

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