Applications :: What Does Create AAC Version On ITunes Do?

Aug 30, 2010

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Applications :: ITunes Create AAC Version Makes Files Larger Since Latest Update

Apr 6, 2009

For years I've used iTunes' "Create AAC version" .mp3 to .m4a feature in the advanced menu, primarily to reduce the file size of my many thousand mp3 songs.

Since the latest update to iTunes, whenever I do this now, the AAC version file size created by iTunes get larger, and makes the .m4a significantly bigger than an .mp3.

I understood the very point of an AAC/.m4a was to be a smaller sized file of an equivilent .mp3 while keeping a similar quality.

I know large artwork affects the file size, but this still happens regardless of artwork.

Does anyone know what's changed re this feature in this latest update?

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Applications :: Version Of ITunes With AAC Streaming Radio Feature?

Dec 19, 2009

What was the first version of iTunes that can plat AAC radio streams? I use a very old G4 500 MHz powermac to listen to iTunes streaming internet radio, but more and more stations are switching to AAC streams, which the old 10.3 compatible version of iTunes doesn't support and won't play them. The current version of itunes' minimum system requirements is a 1 Ghz G4, so I can't use the current version of iTunes. If I upgrade this machine to OS 10.4, will I be able to install a version of iTunes that plays AAC radio streams?

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ITunes :: 10.6.1 - Creating Ringtones By Converting MP3 Into AAC Version?

May 16, 2012

I have a Mac with OS (10.7.3), itunes (10.6.1).I'm trying to create a ringtone using one of my mp3s. I have seen many instructions on the internet on how to do it. The problem is I don't have the ability to create a aac version of the mp3.I have the song at 29 seconds. When I highlight the song and right-click, I don't see "create aac version". Also when I go to advance I also don't see "create aac version". How do you create ringtones in 10.6.1?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: ITunes - Create Apple Lossless Version

Sep 8, 2010

I highlighted about 23 songs from an album, and clicked on create apple lossless version. I now have two copies of each song. Shouldn't it have asked me if I wanted to delete the original version? I guess I need to delete each one individually?

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Applications :: New Feature In ITunes 8 (Create Version Video)

Feb 4, 2009

I just noticed something in iTunes 8. In the Advanced drop down menu, you can now create iPod or iPhone and Apple TV versions of the videos you have in iTunes. However, the only video I can import are already iPod ready.

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Applications :: ITunes (Create MP3 Version) Disappeared

Apr 2, 2010

For some unknown reason, I can no longer choose 'Create MP3 version' from the right-click menu. I can still do it from the 'Advanced' menu, but why could it be gone from the right-click menu, all of a sudden? I have tried changing to AAC/WAV and other codecs, but it doesn't help.

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Applications :: ITunes Takes Time To Create IPod Version Of Movie

Sep 29, 2009

I was wondering if anyone knew why ITunes takes forever to make an "ipod/iphone" version of a movie from the advanced menu? It seems like when i use mpeg stream clip or another video converter it is much quicker.

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Applications :: ITunes Convert Songs To AAC?

Oct 2, 2010

I've a ipod shuffle 2gb and just wondering if converting songs to AAC could help me pour in more songs in this tiny things..

Most of my songs are either 192 or 256 kbps MP3 format with some even at 320kbps..While syncing we get an option to convert selection to 128kbps AAC.I never tried that option because I was scared as this might effect my original file.Does it convert the actual file and then syncs it to ur ipod or does it retains the original file and sends converted file directly to ipod without effecting my original file...

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Applications :: Ripping Cd To ITunes In AAC Following Quicktime

Feb 8, 2009

I downloaded the update on the 6th Feb, and now when I try to rip a cd to ITunes in AAC format, I get this error message: "The current encoder settings for bitrate and sample rate are not valid for this file" Now I know that everything was fine on 4th Feb, as I ripped some cd tracks in AAC format ok. The only solution I have found so far, is to go into Prefs>Advanced>importing and change to either Apple lossless or Mpeg (320), and the tracks rip fine? Can I get back to how I was, ie using AAC somehow - or has it been corrupted by the Quicktime download 7.6 on 6th Feb. I have no back up at this stage? Has anyone else had this problem?

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ITunes :: Already Ripped Music At 128kbps - How To Create Lossless Version

Mar 18, 2012

When I hit control click it offers option to create apple lossless version of this music. How can it create a lossless version when I ripped it at 128kbps? I don't understand.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: Create IPod Or IPhone Version Ability Disabled?

Apr 13, 2012

I've downloaded a few movies from iTunes, and one was able to be put on my iPhone, but the other two will not. I never looked too far into it- just figured it was a bug- but I recently have purchased a movie I want on my phone and found out I can use the "Create iPod or iPhone" capability in the advanced menu. The only problem is... I can't use it. It's un-clickable. My iTunes is up-to-date and I made sure i'm selecting the movie I want to convert, but it still won't make itself an option to click.

iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iTunes 10.6

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Applications :: Worth It To Convert 128kbps Aac To Itunes Plus?

Dec 20, 2009

well i recently converted everything to 128 aac and if i convert those to 256 is there any quality gain?

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Applications :: How To Burn AAC Files As MP3s In ITunes

Jan 15, 2010

I would like to burn AAC files as MP3 in iTunes. I tried checking the option MP3 CD in the burning dialog box but it didn't work, It said something like these files cannot be burned as mp3, these are songs from the iTunes store (aac files).

How can this be done in iTunes if your songs are AAC?

Do I need to convert them to MP3s first? If yes, will this convert my downloaded files (.aac files form iTunes store ) to mp3s as well?

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Applications :: Alternatives To ITunes For Burning Audio Cd's Of Protected Aac Files?

Jun 6, 2009

Are there any cause currently iTunes is slow burning audio cd's takes up all my CPU making it slow and I don't have another apps running.

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Applications :: Itunes Create A Folder Within Itunes Every Time I Add A New Song?

Dec 31, 2009

As the main title says I am trying to find out why Itunes adds a folder for each new song that I add to Itunes it very nice if you have a few albums but when you intend to add a few thousand songs it could becoming a House Keeping problem.

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ITunes :: Import And Rip To AAC At Same Time

Jul 2, 2012

I have generated some AIFF files and would like to import them into iTunes as AAC files. If I try to import them into iTunes it will just import the AIFF files, not convert, I then would have to create AAC Version.Is there anyway to combine these two steps?I can eliminate creating an 'extra' file by changing pref when importing the AIFF file into my iTunes folder so it doesn't create a copy, then changing it back when creating the AAC file, but that seems like a lot of work, maybe even make it a script.

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Software :: ITunes Convert To AAC WITHOUT Losing Playlists?

Dec 26, 2008

i want to convert all my music form MPEG to AAC -- but WITHOUT LOSING my playlists -- the order of the songs etc.

I have chucked all my old cds, so i can't "replace original" which is a trick I read about.

The way it's been so far, i can't just go into my library and highlight all the music wiht MPEG and just alt click and convert em to AAC.

unfortunatley i have over 100 playlists, so losing that would be time consuming.
it seems whenever i do convert songs, i then have to delete the old MPEGs and thereby lose the song order in any playlists with the original mpeg.

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ITunes :: Convert AAC To Mp3 Format On It On Mac?

Feb 19, 2012

I need to know how to covert an AAC file to mp3 format any idea ? im using the latest update for i tunes and using Mac OS X

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.2

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ITunes :: Converting MP3 To AAC Without Making Duplicates?

Jun 1, 2012

How can I convert my iTunes library which is in MP3 to AAC versions without making duplicates?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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ITunes :: Converting Files When Importing - AIFF To AAC?

Jun 5, 2012

I was working with my brother import his cds into Itunes on his new Mac. I told him to import them as AAC files, but unfortunately he thought I said AIFF. He has imported his whole collection at CD quality, but now his computer is nearly full with his Itunes library. Is there a way to move the files to another hard drive, then create a new Itunes library, and have Itunes convert the AIFF files to AAC files when you drag and drop them into a new library? Or does he need to re-import his whole cd collection?The other option I thought of is to export as AAC from Itunes?

Mac OS, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook :: Seinfeld Discs To Itunes - Should I Pick MP3, AAC?

Sep 14, 2009

I would like to upload my Seinfeld discs (that I bought) to iTunes, then to my iPhone. What ending should I pick? MP3, AAC?? Can someone walk me through this

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ITunes :: Unable To Convert Few Lossless (ALAC) Files To AAC

Apr 21, 2012

I recently decided to sync my entire iTunes Library to my iPod instead of managing it all manually. I use the option "Convert higher bit rate songs to 256 kbps AAC", since most of my library consists of CD rips. At the end of each sync, I receive the following message:
"iTunes could not copy "Stage Start" to the iPod because the file could not be converted"

I took a look at the tracks in question, and couldn't find any good reason that they would not convert. They are ALAC files that I ripped from CD, and there are other tracks on the same album that converted with no problems. As a test, I changed the Import Settings to AAC@256kbps, right-clicked on the file and chose "Create AAC version", but received this message.

I'm not sure why it would say the file format is not valid, when it is lossless like all the rest and plays fine. I checked the file(s) in Finder and it has the .m4a extension like all the rest. The only thing different I noticed is that the album art thumbnail doesn't show up for these particular tracks.

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ITunes :: Import MP3 From Desktop Automatically As AAC File

Jun 22, 2012

If it is possible to import MP3 files from the desktop to the iTunes library and automatically convert them to AAC files?Right now I always have doubles after converting them into AAC files by hand with iTunes.There might be a short cut key to press while dragging the files to the iTunes library?

Mac OS X (10.7)

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ITunes :: Authorize 100+ Previously Purchased Music That Is In Protected Aac Form?

Jun 23, 2012

How do I authorize my 100+ previously purchased itunes music that is in protected aac form?  It prompts that my computer is not authorized even though it is.

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Applications :: Bloated ITunes - More With Every Version

Mar 26, 2009

Am I the only one who feels that iTunes has become far too bloated and heavy on system resources for such a simple task as......playing mp3s? Theres no reason for iTunes to be taking up 70+ mb of ram. And why is still called 'iTunes' when its more of a media central application, seeing how it combines iphones, ipods, apple TV, ringtones, tv episodes, etc. Its become way too broad to be called iTunes.

This is one thing that bugs me. Some of us prefer not to use such a proprietary based digital audio player like the ipod/iphones and have more common sense by using UMS based players which dont require software, and therefor have no need for all the extra features of it. And seeing how theres really only itunes for mac thats worthy of being used, im pretty much stuck on iTunes. Basically, I *ONLY* use iTunes for mp3 playback on my mac. If this was the case on windows side, I'd have a plethora of choices (im expecting blind apple sheep to start screaming at me for that one). Each time I setup iTunes with a new installation or new login account, i turn off ALLLL the features. The only one that stays is internet radio.

Basically: iTunes has become far too bloated and broad. There should be something lighter for such a common, simple, everyday used task as playing mp3s.

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Applications :: ITunes 9 - How To Create Ringtones

Sep 17, 2009

I'm so confused by iTunes 9. I can't figure out how to a) identify songs which are eligible for ringtones (remember the little bell column that used to designate ringtone availability) and b) how to create the ringtone once I choose a song.

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Applications :: What Is Best - Rip To AAC Or Mp3

May 13, 2010

I just bought a collection of 200 used CDs. I haven't ripped them yet. I'm not sure how I want to do it. I don't think I have space for lossless. It bothers me that ripping to AAC limits the players I can use. Sansas don't play AAC, and there are tons of car stereos and various things that can play mp3 files these days. I don't like being stuck to only using Ipods.

In the past I've ripped in 128 AAC, and sometimes 256 AAC.

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Applications :: Switching Off Ping In New Version Of ITunes

Sep 2, 2010

If I download the new version of iTunes, is there an option to opt out of, or switch off ping?

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Applications :: Clean Version Of An Album From ITunes?

Sep 19, 2010

I hope this is in the proper section...I bought an album on iTunes yesterday and today I realized it was the clean version. Does iTunes offer some sort of exchange for mistakes like this?

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Applications :: ITunes Version 8 Running Slow?

Apr 20, 2009

Does anyone notice it takes a few seconds longer for iTunes 8 to load, or am I the only one with this issue, it seems to take forever.

Does anyone know a way to fix this?

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Applications :: Create / Save Ringtone In ITunes

Mar 27, 2009

If I buy a music in iTunes and want to create a ringtone from it in iTunes... Do I have to buy the ringtone? How can I create/save it?

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Applications :: How To Create Dummy Album In ITunes?

May 13, 2010

I am a DJ, using all vinyl records. I would love to create an iTunes library that would catalog my entire vinyl collection, thus allowing me to create playlists of songs, genres, etc that I can refer to on my iPhone when I am out on a gig. I do NOT want to bother with converting my vinyl collection to mp3's. All I want to do is to create dummy albums in iTunes for each of my vinyl records. Is there any way to do this? I just want to type in the artist and album title and have iTunes fill in the rest of the info. Yes? There are other applications that have been created to catalog record collections, but then they do not allow me to create playlists with individual songs, which is important for my needs.

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Applications :: Convert Existing AAC To MP3s?

Jan 25, 2009

I am facing the fact that if I want the most versatile for my music library it is MP3. Now I have more than 200gb of AAC formated music that I want to convert to MP3 and maintain the best quality sound I can.

Older version of iTunes (pre v8) I could go to Advanced > Importing > Convert Selection to ___

Now I cannot find the Convert Selection to ___ option anywhere. In fact when I look at the help file, it refers to the same location as I was used to going to... but the import tab is no longer a tab.. its a button on the General Tab.

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Applications :: Transcoding Video With 5.1 AAC For IPhone?

Mar 14, 2009

Firstly, the video doesnt play with anything except VLC on a Mac... quicktime simply replies with the message "An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie" and refuses to budge.

Secondly, I have a full version of VisualHub and Handbrake. Till date VH has never failed me but all of a sudden it says that 5.1 AAC is not supported.

Using Handbrake and the iPhone preset results in a disastrous transcode with ghastly sound effects like those in a horror movie... I later gathered that it was the same sound but playing at an extremely slow pace.

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