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Automate library MP3 conversions?

by brewder / October 2, 2012 9:23 PM PDT


My kids and I are buying tons of songs from the itunes store... The "problem" is that now when we want to burn MP3 CD's for our cars, the process is a nightmare.

Is there an easy way to run some type of app that will automate the conversion of my library from M4A to MP3 and updated iTunes properly so I don't have duplicate versions of every song????

Thanks for any process/application suggestions!


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Yep, the easiest solution is to use iTunes
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 2, 2012 9:40 PM PDT

to do the job for you.

In iTunes preferences, General > Import Settings, choose MP3

Now select the tracks you want to convert, right click and choose Make MP3

All you do from there is drag those MP3 files to the CD burning software and you are done


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by brewder / October 3, 2012 6:39 AM PDT

That didn't really help me... Now I have 80+ duplicated files (both M4A's and now MP3) in a ton of various folders... UGH! I HATE ITUNES!

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Now gather all your
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 3, 2012 9:59 AM PDT
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MP3 files together and drag them out of iTunes and into a Folder.

Now you have everything back to the way it was.

iTunes only did what you told it to do.

The duplicated M4A's were not caused by anything my instruction led you to do, presumably they were already there.


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Try to convert the M4A files to MP3
by bobsmith2012 / October 8, 2012 4:17 PM PDT

Maybe you can remove the DRM from those M4A files, NoteBurner Audio converter is a useful iTunes audio converter which allows you convert the M4A files to MP3 and play them on other players.

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