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Convert AIFF to ALAC?


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I thought this would be something easily found with a google search or an option with iTunes, but for the life of me I can't find a way to convert an existing AIFF file in my iTunes library to ALAC. Anyone here know how?

 

 

Cheers,[br] - Tim

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Hi Tim, Open iTunes, go to preferences, go to the General tab and click on the Import Settings button and change it to Apple Lossless Encoder, click OK.

 

Now open your Music folder in list view, now if you right click on a file with your mouse you should have a choice "Create Apple Lossless Version".

 

Get back if you have a problem.

 

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I was testing out the conversion option in iTunes on my laptop, which is set to AAC, whereas my Mac Mini music server is set to ALAC. If I would have just tried it on my Mini first it seems that I wouldn't even have had this question. Good to know how it works though. Thanks much!

 

Cheers,[br] - Tim

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  • 3 months later...

the switch from AIFF to ALAC create a new file? I am trying to copy all of my AIFFs to ALAC's in a separate library to be used with my iPod touch since it has a relatively small amount of storage (32 gig). Any rec's on going this as well as creating a different library?

 

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It creates a new copy of the AIFF but in ALAC format. Select them all, right click and create Lossless version. It will not be easy to move them into a different library however. The AIFF and ALAC will reside in the same folders. You could just create a smart playlist the contains all the ALAC files. Then just sync that playlist to your iPod Touch.

 

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