Need to convert iTunes library to MP3

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  1. MacGiver macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I bought a 8GB Nano but my librabry contains a lot of ACC & Apple Lossless songs...How can i convert the complete library to MP3 so i can reduce its size.

    Thanks
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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. MacGiver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thx but why? I beleive no one really sees a difference in term of audio quality between MPEG & Apple Lossless....do you?
     
  4. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    whether you're using a Mac or windows, go to Preferences, click on Advanced, go to Importing, set encoder to Mp3 encoder. then go back to your library. choose the songs you want to convert to mp3s by highlighting them. right click and choose "convert selection to mp3". voila. The original file will stay in your library, either as an AAC or lossless but the new mp3 file will be added. so depending on the number of files you want converted, this may eat up your hard drive's memory. Note further that mp3 (with 160kbps) files take up more space than a 128kbps AAC file of equivalent sound quality.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's no reason to convert your AAC songs to MP3.

    You'll shrink your Apple Lossless files with a high quality using AAC.
     
  6. cgc macrumors 6502a

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    One reason is my DLNA TV doesn't read or recognize AAC, only MP3.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My advice is not to encode from one lossy format to another lossy format. If you need MP3 audio files then encoded them to MP3 in the first place.

    I do so just for the sake of compatibility by default.
     
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  9. cgc macrumors 6502a

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    Yup...but in my case I have about 10,000 songs in AAC and decided to only transcode for play on the TV.
     

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