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    Default Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    I tried to create some ringtones from mp3's and all the context menu offers is to create an mp3 version. It's already an mp3, so not much good there. Did they remove the convert to AAC option?
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Make sure in your Import Settings in iTunes under Preferences it is set to AAC Encoder and not MP3.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Yeah, the other day I was trying to create a ringtone & it wouldn't work. I also changed the import settings & nothing worked b
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by denzilla View Post
    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
    Thanks for the update, and we're glad you got it figured out. Enjoy your Sunday...
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by denzilla View Post
    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
    Yes, this has been the situation since day one. If you ever change the import setting to MP3 or Apple Lossless, etc., or even change the bit rate for what ever reason, this will also change your "convert to" for when you right click on a file. I have always wished Apple would change this, but it's a minor complaint of mine.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Changing the import settings to mp3 is something I do by default with any iTunes install. Maybe I forgot after a fresh install or something.....
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    So I have to change the import settings to MP3 not AAC ?
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smply_Rckless View Post
    So I have to change the import settings to MP3 not AAC ?
    Change it to what ever you want.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffypig View Post
    Change it to what ever you want.
    I did that, it didn't work
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smply_Rckless View Post
    I did that, it didn't work
    What "didn't work"?

    What file format is the song you are trying to convert?
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwitchBeach View Post
    What "didn't work"?

    What file format is the song you are trying to convert?
    MP3, I'm trying to turn one of the songs in my library into a ringtone. I tried the convert options & etc. I gave up
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    You have to change your import settings to AAC in order for the "create AAC" option to be available. Your import settings determine what it offers to create.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Once you convert the song to AAC, you have to trim it to no more than 30sec in length and lastly, you have to change the file extension fro m4a to m4r.

    It's damn stupid you can't just select an MP3, m4a, etc and use it as a ringtone. Maybe this will get dealt with one day.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by denzilla View Post
    Once you convert the song to AAC, you have to trim it to no more than 30sec in length and lastly, you have to change the file extension fro m4a to m4r.

    It's damn stupid you can't just select an MP3, m4a, etc and use it as a ringtone. Maybe this will get dealt with one day.
    Thanks, I'll try this out. It's really stupid u gotta go they this much for a damn ringtone
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    I use a program named Wavepad to edit my audio files. It's free for home use.

    Audio Editing Software. Sound, Music, Voice & Mp3 Editor

    The catch is the free version will not allow saving in AAC format, so you have to jump through some hoops to create the ringtone:

    Open MP3 in Wavepad, trim file to no more than 30 seconds and save as MP3. Now use iTunes to create the AAC version. Once you've done all that, simply change the file extension from m4a to m4r and add the file back to iTunes.

    I know there is probably a simpler way to go about this, but it's what I'm used to doing.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    I am trying to make a ringtone on my Mac through iTunes. The song kind is "Purchased AAC audio file". I go through the steps to change the length and hit OK. It does not duplicate it into my library, instead it just changes the original song to the shorter length. And there is no option when I right click to change to an AAC. I assume this is because it was already one to start with. My AAC Encoder is on as well. What am I missing here????
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias80 View Post
    I am trying to make a ringtone on my Mac through iTunes. The song kind is "Purchased AAC audio file". I go through the steps to change the length and hit OK. It does not duplicate it into my library, instead it just changes the original song to the shorter length. And there is no option when I right click to change to an AAC. I assume this is because it was already one to start with. My AAC Encoder is on as well. What am I missing here????
    What format is set in your "Import" settings?
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    AAC encoder and iTunes plus. Use error correction box is unchecked.
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    Default Re: Did Apple remove "Create AAC version" from iTunes?

    I've done it using an MP3 that I got from a promo site. I chop it up in Adobe auction, import it to iTunes, convert to AAC from the file menu then show in explorer, rename it from m4a to m4r and double click to reimport it into iTunes

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