Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TALLandNcharge, Nov 13, 2007.
Is there a free Windows program that does this?
umm... why the hell would you want to do that? if anything, you want to rip from a CD direct to m4a. i can't imagine that you'll gain anything by going to m4a, but you are most likely going to lose audio quality.
This is the Mac Shack, so it's not really the best place for Windows questions.
But, Apple iTunes will do this. Here's what you do:
1. Load up the MP3s into your library.
2. Go to Preferences -> Advanced -> Importing and set "Import Using:" to AAC Encoder
3. Select the song(s) in the library you want to convert.
4. Pull down menu Advanced -> Convert Selection to AAC
There's a really good Windows app for converting media but I can't remember the name of it.
iTunes or River Past (riverpast.com for Windows), I've used this before to dumb down my mp3's to save space on my laptop, it can also do mp3 to m4a. But like the guy above said, you won't gain anything, in fact it'll make the songs sound worse because of generational loss, so unless you have a mp4 only player, it's best to leave them as they are.
The reason I want to do it is for my iPhone. Since the 1.1.2 update supports custom ringtones, I'm going to take advantage of it.
actually... i stand corrected. there is a use for mp3 to m4a after all.