You’d think iTunes 9 would have a menu option to convert selected, non-DRM’d files to .MP3, .AAC and such. It doesn’t, but there’s a quick–if not silly–workaround to get iTunes to covert your tracks to a supported format.
Mac instruction for iTunes v9
- Open Preferences -> General -> Import Settings. Change the “Import Using option to the format to which you want to convert.
- Within iTunes, select the file you want converted.
- Under the “Advanced” menu, you should now see a “Create XYX Version”. Click it and your selected file(s) will be converted in the background while retainer your originals.
- Remember to change your import preference settings back to normal!