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Getting downloaded files to play on my iPod Shuffle

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Getting downloaded files to play on my iPod Shuffle Reply with quote

A while ago, I downloaded some free audiobook chapters as .wma files. iTunes wouldn't play them until I had converted them into .aiff files. Today I wanted to copy them to my Shuffle, but it will have nothing to do with either .wma or .aiff files.

Does anyone know of an easy and low cost (free?) way to convert these to mp3s or another format that the iPod will play?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like I've just answered my own question:
http://www.coolosxapps.net/2007/03/19/switch-sound-converter-sound-file-conversion-utility-for-os-x/

It's a PPC application, so it's running very slowly on my Intel machine, but it does appear to be doing the job.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not convert the AIFF files within iTunes itself? Just load the AIFFs in to iTunes, right/control click the track, and choose Convert to AAC (or Convert to MP3, depending on your Import settings). It saves you from having to use 3rd party software, and something non-Intel native.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In all honesty, ClunkClunk, I didn't know that iTunes could do that! Embarassed

If I had known, then I wouldn't have needed to insert the track, album and author details for each mp3 file by hand... Rolling Eyes

As Butthead would have said about me: "What an assmunch."
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: iTunes Reply with quote

iTunes supports AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, MP3, WAV as far as playing and converting among.
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