iTunes 9.0.3 loses Apple lossless versions after conversion

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  1. Nostromo macrumors 65816

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    It used to work: You highlighted the songs you wanted to create an Apple Lossless version of, and they would show up underneath the AIFF version.

    No longer.

    iTunes 9 still could do this.

    iTunes 9.0.3 loses them. It processes them, puts them into the right folder, but you can't see them in iTunes.

    Questions:

    1. Can I downgrade to iTunes 9.0 where this bug wasn't present?

    2. Or do I have to manually import into iTunes? (This would erase the playcount, I suppose)

    Or is there any other way around this bug? (or isn't it a bug, but a feature that has been disabled by Apple for whatever reason?)

    Thanks.


    PS: I found a place where I can download iTunes 9.0.1 for OS X. Are there any possible problem when installing an older version over a newer version, e.g. in regards to the library?

    Or would you recommend to wait for the next upgrade?
     
  2. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Update:

    Today I went to the Apple store and told them about the issue (I found one other note about this on the web).

    They couldn't duplicate the problem.

    As it seems, on their MacBook they could convert an AIFF file without problem, and it would show up in iTunes.

    No idea why it doesn't work on my machine.
     
  3. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    Nostromo, I do this all the time, and I'm now on 9.0.3.

    Just to make sure you are doing everything correctly, here's the lowdown:

    1. You have your AIFF files in iTunes.
    2. Go to Preferences and choose "Import Settings" under the General tab.
    3. Set it to "Apple Lossless Encoder".
    4. Go back to your library or playlist and highlight the AIFF files you want to convert.
    5. Right-click on the files and choose "Create Apple Lossless Version".

    Now you will have one AIFF copy and one ALL copy.

    If this doesn't work then something serious must be wrong with your system. I'd do a clean install of OS X. Good luck.
     
  4. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, Doc69, for the reply. I see now that I am one of very few people who experience this problem, and that it's not a general bug of iTunes 9.0.3.

    I do have the import settings at "Apple Lossless" and did the same thing I always did: highlighting, right click menu, convert to Apple lossless.

    The weird thing is, that iTunes converts it, and puts it into the right folder. It just doesn't show up in iTunes.


    Would you recommend that I downloaded iTunes 9.0.3 again, and install it over the old copy?

    I will run DiscWarrior first and see what it finds.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The problem could be something as simple as a restriction on kind in the smart playlist containing the AIFF files you're converting. If your playlist has criteria that excludes Apple Lossless audio files, then they obviously won't show up. Such files WILL show up in the "Music" pseudo-playlist (where all your music files are shown).
     
  6. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I never set up any "smart playlists". Or is this feature automatically included in every playlist?

    I tried other playlists, and they still won't work.

    I formerly had all my music files in AIFF and converted a large number of them. That was before I made the 9.0.3 upgrade.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    how confusing! and lame.

    so when you convert them to lossless, they disappear!?!?
     
  8. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's weird for sure. However, I don't understand what you mean by "puts it into the right folder". Do you mean that the files end up on the disk in the iTunes music folder, but not in iTunes? If so, what happens if you drag the files from the finder to iTunes. Do they show up then?
     
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    Try removing iTunes and reinstalling it. It should definitely work with 9.0.3; I did the same thing not long ago.
     
  10. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What this remove the iTunes library with playlists and play counts as well?
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    nope :)
     
  12. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    PS: I see you're a musician. Nice gear!
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no probs, if you read the guide you posted from apple further it shows the files that it deleted. it doesnt ask you to delete your /username/music/itunes folder so its fine :D

    that i am! thanks :D do you play at all? hoping to start play gigs soon with mah band :D
     
  14. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't play, not even cards ;), but I'm a big Jazz fan.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ha! i suck at cards :( never got into jazz that much, if its technically sound ill listen to it though. :)
     

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