Stupid question - Metadata in iTunes songs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FSMBP, May 28, 2009.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I got somewhat of a stupid question about songs downloaded from iTunes.

    I know that even though songs are DRM-free but each song has metadata about the user who downloaded it.

    If I re-encode the song, such as making it into a .mp3, does that remove the metadata? Thanks for any responses.
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    I believe that re-encoding them would remove such information (if it's there)

    But beware of the further loss of quality your already compressed songs will suffer if you re-compress them.
  3. sbking macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2009
    You can remux the m4a file into a mp4 with YAMB, then rename the mp4 extension to m4a. This also removes the metadata without re-encoding the file.
  4. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009

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