Music folder a mess

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  1. igator210 macrumors newbie

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    With all the different changes over the years to the way music has been imported and bought, I now find myself with several different music formats in my iTunes music folder. I have AAC, Apple Lossless, MPEG, Protected AAC, and Purchased AAC. I have MP3s and M4As. I don't even want to look at the various bit rates I have.

    But, is there anyway to make all the music more uniform? Should I make it more uniform? Can I do this in iTunes or would another program work better.

    So far it hasn't been an issue, but I have over 9000 songs on my computer and I really don't want to have to pull out my CDs and reimport stuff. I realize there isn't anything I can do about the bitrate, but was wondering what I should do about the different file types.

    This is primarily for me, but I do every so often like to bring an SD memory card to work to listen to my own music without carrying a dozen CDs (manually copying the music to the card). I'm running OS 10.6.2.

    Nate
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iTunes can easily handle multiple file types, so it's not a problem if you want to keep them. There are plenty of tools around for converting file types, including iTunes itself. Be aware that some conversions will cause a loss in quality, which may or may not be noticeable or important to you.
     
  3. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Since the file format is pretty invisible to you as the user... and since any conversion will only reduce quality... i would recommend that you just keep it as is.

    /Jim
     
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