July 24, 2004

There is a way...

Several of you have emailed me with the way to convert songs in iTunes to MP3 so I thought I'd share, since it's really non-obvious.

iTunes uses the value of the "Import Using:" popup in the "Importing" pref panel as the default in the context menu. Unless you change it the default is now AAC. Switch this to MP3 and it will allow you to "import" songs into the library as MP3. Once you have the new MP3 version in the Finder, copy it wherever you want and then you can remove it from your iTunes library (the "old" one will still be there in its original format).

Voila!

Posted by pinkerton at July 24, 2004 10:37 AM