Importing to Multiple Libraries in Multiple Formats

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by PaperMacWriter, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. PaperMacWriter macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2009
    I import all of my CDs currently into Apple Lossless (best of offered formats for the iPhone), but that fills up my 32GB iPhone FAR too quickly. Instead I am keeping two libraries, one in ALAC and one in 320kbps AAC. However, importing from CDs is a pain to have to do, importing it once, quitting iTunes, starting it up, choosing a different library, and importing again. Are there applications/automator workflows/applescripts/anything that could aid me in this process? Thank you =)
  2. Plumbstone macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2007
    As ALAC is a lossless format you are fine to convert to AAC straight from them.

    If you already have all the lossless files in itunes just switch your import settings to be 320-AAC , then select all the files you want to convert and select "Create AAC Version" from the Advanced menu.

    As for having a whole separate library it is probably easier to simply sort by kind and stick all the AACs in a new playlist, then you can manage your music manually on your iphone.

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