Apple music files to mp3

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ubert767
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Apple music files to mp3

Postby ubert767 » 14 Feb 2020, 9:34am

I'd like to load my entire itunes library, which is held on my MacBook Pro, onto an old Android Nexus 7 for use whilst I'm tinkering in my workshop. The files in the library are in Apple's own file format and I believe need converting to mp3 format for the Nexus.The Macbook has a file convertor built into iTunes and I can convert individual files but is there a way to batch convert the library?
Simple instructions appreciated.
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Re: Apple music files to mp3

Postby DevonDamo » 14 Feb 2020, 9:43am

Just do a Google search on 'batch conversion of itunes to mp3.' It brings up loads of guides, but the top result suggests you can do batch conversion within iTunes itself.

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Re: Apple music files to mp3

Postby rmurphy195 » 16 Feb 2020, 1:05pm

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Re: Apple music files to mp3

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Feb 2020, 10:50pm

Or just stream it from iTunes to the tablet?
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Re: Apple music files to mp3

Postby Cowsham » 16 Feb 2020, 11:32pm

Been a long time ago ( haven't had itunes for about 10 years now ) but I do remember I found the files in the library ( there was a bit of poking around to find/copy them will try and look up how I did that) copied them to a folder and converted them to wav using wavepad. I later converted to mp3 ( 320mb/s to help keep some quality ) to reduce the file size for my phone ( I like having my music off line and half decent quality ) but still have the wav files on laptop. Might have had to futer around with the info tags to get the albums / artists etc sorted and tag on the album covers not sure can't remember but it wasn't that difficult.