itunes - aiff from an ext harddrive to itunes as mp3

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  1. mary86004 macrumors member

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    I have some music files on an external harddrive that are aiff.
    I would like to import them into itunes as mp3.

    Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mary86004 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks


    Thanks so much.:)
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    What's wrong with setting iTunes to import as mp3? Or am I missing something?
     
  4. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly. if you set your burning/importing preferences to mp3, then select add to library, iTunes will do this for for. No need to use a separate app.
     
  5. mary86004 thread starter macrumors member

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    it doesn't work that way

    I am the one who originally asked the question. I tried what you said. I went to import preferences and selected mp3. This affects a cd that I put into my computer that I want to download to itunes. It rips the cd and downloads it to mp3. What I have is a hard drive full of music in aiff files. I took one of them and drug it into itunes. It still was an aiff file. The difference was dragging it as opposed to importing a cd. I was hoping there was a way to do this without using another program. So far, I don't see a way.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can do it either way. I suggested All2MP3 because it converts many file types, including those that iTunes can't read. To convert the .aiff file, select it in iTunes, then either right-click on it, or click Advanced on the Menu Bar, then choose "Create MP3 version".
     
  7. mary86004 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I tried this. When I right click on the song it gave me an option of Create AAC version. This is what the advanced tab gave me too. I don't see anything for creating mp3 version. Do you have any clue about this?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That option will show "Create XXX Version", where XXX is whatever you've selected as your preferred file type in iTunes > Preferences > General > Import Settings. Change that to MP3 and the option will show "Create MP3 Version".
     
  9. mary86004 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey it worked this time! thanks.:)
     

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