Comments on: Convert To MP3 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3 Official blog of Red Sweater Software Sun, 17 May 2015 00:38:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: mc http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-165378 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 06:49:42 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-165378 Thank you for the info. Just also want to share this other way of aac to mp3 conversion. See this http://mp3toaacconvert.com

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151281 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 04:51:24 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151281 Hi Cindy – not sure what’s going on there. When you run the script, does it show a dialog or something that could be blocking the script from finishing? I am afraid I don’t know what would cause the problem you are seeing. It should work fine from either script menu.

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By: Cindy http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151279 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 22:08:53 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151279 I get an error “AppleEvent Time Out”, I hit OK, and then the song converts but my preferences switch to MP3 rather than staying at AAC. I put the script in my Library–>iTunes–>Scripts. Do I need to create those Scripts -> Applications -> iTunes folders?

Using latest version of iTunes in Tiger.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151258 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:51:13 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151258 Hi Tim – it’s the “Input Methods” menu which you can enable from the “Input Sources” section of the International pane in System Preferences.

It’s useful for switching between keyboard layouts e.g. for different languages, but the reason I keep it handy is because you can use it to pull up the system unicode character viewer, which is pretty convenient sometimes in my work.

Daniel

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By: Tim http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151257 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:31:40 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151257 I’m curious as to what the menu item is in between the power icon and the volume icon! Inquiring minds want to know…

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By: scott http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151175 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 07:44:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151175 Wow. Did this blog post ever send me off on a fun tangent. I decided to make a snow leopard service to convert audio files in the finder to MP3.

My encoder for itunes is set to AAC like yours, but there’s an import action in automator that lets you specify the encoder to use, and doesn’t change the default.

I used that, then had it move the file to a different folder. Then I added an applescript in there to remove the track from my itunes library.

This is something I do frequently as I produce segments for other people’s podcasts, and instead of firing up itunes and doing it manually, now I have an automated way of handling this.

Thanks for the nudge and the jumpstart with your script!

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By: Patrick http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151173 Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:17:56 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151173 Which raises a question (which I’ll get to later). I have most of my iTunes library in Apple Lossless. When I move it to my 8BG iPod Touch, iTunes leaves the songs in lossless, which takes up too much space.

So I convert a bunch of songs into AAC so that I can put the AAC-encoded songs on the Touch. Great. But now iTunes has duplicates of all of these songs (one copy in lossless, the other in AAC).

So here’s the question: can I not create the duplicates, or delete them? Is there an AppleScript way to do this?

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By: froodian http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151171 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:42:19 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151171 Thanks for this script – I often perform this task, and I’ve been doing it the “YUCK!” way. (You store aacEncoder but never use it, btw)

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By: Stuart Dootson http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151169 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:35:31 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151169 Thank you so much for this script!!!!

I’ve left iTunes set to MP3 rather than AAC more times than I care to remember after converting an AAC to MP3!!!

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/942/convert-to-mp3/comment-page-1#comment-151168 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:40:25 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=942#comment-151168 Harley – glad you are enjoying Core Intuition!

John – the trick is you can’t specify bitrate etc (as far as I know) from the AppleScript interface. But it isn’t stuck on 64kbps for the MP3 encoder, I think what happens is it uses whatever preferences you set the LAST TIME you used the encoder in Preferences.

So if you open up preferences and switch to MP3 encoder, set high quality preferences, then switch back to AAC, I think the FastScripts-converted quality will now match your new MP3 defaults.

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