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How to compress songs in itunes from lossless to mp3?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Ive been trying to change some of my lossless songs to mp3 (256kbps or 320), but i dont know how to do it. I have tried right clicking on a song, but it just says I can create an apple lossless version, and I have tried the advanced tab but it says the same thing. please help?

post #2 of 5

Go to edit, preferences, then import settings, then I believe you can change the import compression from there. Next, right click the song, and the new preference will be there where "convert to apple lossless" once was. Hope this isn't too confusing! Good luck!

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you. one more question, it gives me the option to use VBR which i am not too familiar with and it asks me what quality i should use with it. so should i use VBR?

post #4 of 5

VBR=variable bit rate

meaning when needed, the bit rate will increase

use this if the avg bitrate is <320

 

CBR=constant bit rate

meaning the bit rate is what it says it is through the entire song

use this if the bitrate is 320

post #5 of 5

For batch converting, I recommend Xrecode2. It's pretty much free, (you have to wait for a timer to count down when it starts up and click a number.) it's very versatile, and can multitask if you have multiple cores on your computer (on todays age, I'd imagine you would..) It's far superior and lightweight. Unless, for some reason, you're set on using iTunes.

 

www.xrecode.com/

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