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loading CDs to iPod using iTunes

I ordered an iPod Touch 32gb. Before it comes I thought I would import my CDs to my computer in iTunes. Now what format should I use? Shouldn't I convert them to mp3 files or leave it at wma? Should I convert them as I import them or after they are in iTunes? I don't need to have the best quality. I guess the iPod (and I already have an iPad2, iPad3 and also iPad mini) will play all formats?

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Read this recent discussion.

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I let iTunes do it's own thing

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It's ripping them as .m4a files. I already had some cds on my computer probably in Windows Media Player and I'm adding and converting them to iTunes Library.

Can you answer another question re:iTunes? Like for a Movie Soundtrack it places each song in a separate album since each one is a diff artist. How can I get the album listed just 1x with all the songs in it. Now it shows 8 albums with 1 song each.

Thanks again

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Sorry

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But iTunes may do that since that's in the MP3 tags. I can't duplicate prior ideas but most have you editing these tags.
Bob

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Go with MP3/320kbps

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That's the executive summary Wink

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Please don't use MP3

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use the AAC codec, it's the default and supplies good quality at a reasonable file size.

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Right

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As I posted above once I started ripping and importing and saw how iTunes automatically did it. It converted it to .m4a format. So I guess that's the default and what you are recommending. I only asked about mp3 because I hadn't ripped any cds for a while and that's all I knew and I knew that mp3 made the file smaller to fit more on my old Sansa MP3 player.

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After I asked I figured it out.

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I assume you were replying to my soundtrack question. I have a Ray Charles album where each song is a duet with someone else so it put them all in separate albums. Well first I did it the hard way and edited each song to only be Ray Charles for the Artist. That seemed to work. But then I found out how to do it for all. But I haven't seen how to do it when you rip or import it originally.

For anyone else finding this post.......I used iTunes help and also googled it. You can select all the separate albums then right click and Get Info. Then on the last tab Options there is a checkbox for Part of a Compilation. Then it puts them all in one Album that says Various Artist.

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