iTunes Tips #1

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Converting MP4 to MP3

iTunes automatically imports songs from CDs as MP4. This is because the iPod uses this type of file. If you have an MP3 player, then you need to convert your songs to MP3 files or your device will not be able to play the songs.

Follow these steps to convert from MP4 to MP3 in iTunes (these instructions are for a Mac):

1. In iTunes, under “Library” click on “Music” to bring up your list of songs to convert (this is for songs that are already in iTunes)

2. Under “iTunes” at the top of the screen click on “Preferences”

3. Click on the “Import Settings” button

4. Change the AAC Encoder to “MP3 Encoder”

5. Click “ok” then “ok” again

6. Select which song you want to convert to MP3 and push “control” on the keyboard and click on the song at the same time

7. Click on “Create MP3 Version”

8. Drag and drop your new MP3 version of the song to your MP3 player

If you want to convert a whole CD to MP3, follow steps #2 through #5 and then download your CD to iTunes.