Who Converts Their Songs???

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Do You Convert Your Songs To AAC/M4A Format???

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  2. NO

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  1. fear_2670

    fear_2670 Banned

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    As the title says, who here converts their songs to AAC(M4a) in iTunes???
    I do, i have every single one of my songs converted to M4a trough iTunes, its much more organized and reduces the file size, so you have nothing to lose.
    So post and vote.

    NOTE: For those of you who don't how to convert their song, just click one or more songs and right click, in the pop up menu click on "Create AAC Version"
  2. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    I would , but it keeps the old file and it's a b*tch to delete them all.
  3. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I do the same as you. But only for MP3 songs that were in my library. Protected I don't convert.

    Though, I did convert FLAC to Apple Lossless of the album Electric Ladyland. Its worth the 500 MB.

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    How? Sort by File Format, select, delete.
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    AAC version? It still plays in itunes, on ipod, and is transferable? AND it reduces file size? Interesting...i might start now!
  5. fear_2670

    fear_2670 Banned

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    HELL YEAH, earlier this year i took the whole day to convert over 500 songs to AAC, i had to wait a LONG time but it's worth it.

    @sotaku22
    Go ahead, you have nothing to lose, it's much better than MP3 or any other audio format.
  6. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I do, but usually when I rip CD's, I use 320kbps, or Lossless.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    I really can't be bothered to convert anything. It is as it is.
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    Yeah , I guess I'm just worried of deleting the wrong stuff.
    So you think it's worth it to actually convert it all ?
    No loss in quality ?
    Just select all the MPEGs , and click convert to AAC ?
    Then delete all the MPEGs ?

    Wouldn't that make it so I would have to recreate all my playlists ?
    Oh , and what's the difference between the Protected AAC , and the Purchased AAC ?
    They are both stuff bought from iTunes , but what is the difference ?
  9. Teslanaut

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    From what I can tell, depending on your settings of course, I detect no difference in quality (No Gain, No Loss) And its as you say.

    What you could do, to preserve your playlist, is to put ratings on all the songs that are currently on your playlist. Then create a smart playlist for those ratings. I never use Normal playlists, only Smart Playlists such as Audio Podcasts, 5 Star songs, etc. Convert the MP3 to AAC, delete the MP3s. You'll still have your playlists intact.

    Difference between Protected and Purchased: DRM. One has it, one doesn't.
  10. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Not sure. but with the purchased, I can convert them into any other file format, whilst protected I cannot.

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