Apple Lossless on Computer, AAC on Ipod?

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  1. fanqiechaodan

    fanqiechaodan New Member

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    Hi all, I am new to this forum =) *wave

    I have recently purchased a Ipod Touch 16 GB <---=P and have just started using itunes. After ripping my library of music into Apple Lossless format, i was suprised to find that 14 albums could take up 4.6 GB. Is there anyway I can set that itunes converts the Lossless files into ACC when it Syncs?
    Will this create to files on my computer? (I don't want to get cluttered)

    Thanks in advance

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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't you just rip them in 320 kbps AAC in the first place?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    You can always just create a copy of it in 320kbps Mp3 (Or AAC, but I recommend mp3 for later use) and still keep the lossless version of it on your computer for later use whilst the mp3 version is on iTunes, ready for your iPod.
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    fanqiechaodan New Member

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    eehehh..
    I have some strange music collection OCD.
    I have to have all the right album art and everything =P
    And I have some older Foreign music that i want to preserve.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Well, as Chung said, you can still convert the Lossless to 320 kbps AAC and delete the Lossless versions, since you still have the CDs. Also, any metadata (Album, Artists, Genre, Album art etc etc) will be copied over to the new file.
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    fanqiechaodan New Member

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    Are you sure there isnt any setting that lets me sync to the ipod and immediatly convert to aac?
    Also, which would be smaller and higher quality ACC or MP3?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    You might as well delete the ALAC versions since you do have the CD's I guess. I borrow CD's off friends so that isn't an option for me.
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    There's no difference between Mp3 and AAC imo in terms of sound quality, but I still recommend mp3 since all (Or most) mp3 players support mp3, but some do not support AAC.
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    fanqiechaodan New Member

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    Alright, so i decided to take your recommendations and im going to leave the lossless files on my computer and create AAC copies at the highest AAC quality.
    How do I do this?
    Do I have to delete all the songs from my itunes library?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Right Click your songs > Create AAC Files. (If it doesn't say that, you will have to go into your Import settings and change it to AAC @ 320 kbps.)

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