Just a small tidbit today as I get my personal and professional ducks in a row for next week’s Macworld Expo.
This morning I was ripping a CD in iTunes when, about halfway through, I realized that I’d recently changed the Import settings to a really low bitrate for converting the
Macworld podcast to a digestible size. Perfectly fine for a podcast, but I hardly wanted to listen to music ripped at 32kbps mono.
I stopped the rip about half-way through the CD, changed my Import settings, and told iTunes to rip again. Problem is, it carried on from where I’d stopped it rather than starting from the beginning—the tracks that bore a green Completed checkmark were, as far as iTunes was concerned, already taken care of.
How to make iTunes return to these tracks and rip them with the new import settings? Like so:
Select the tracks, right-click on them, and choose Convert Selection To chosenedencoder (where chosenencoder is the encoder settings you’ve selected in the Importing preference). iTunes will rerip the tracks with the new encoder settings. To complete the process you just need to rid your iTunes library of the old, low-bitrate tracks.
Me and Expo
And a small note of self-promotion. If you’re planning to attend Macworld Expo next week, there’s a darned good chance that you’ll stumble upon me talking about iPods, iTunes, and all things Mac. It shakes out this way:
Tues, Jan 9th:
12:00 PM: iPod Supersession, Taste of the Conference Theater
2:15 PM: iPod JustAsSuperSession, Macworld booth, S408
3:15 PM: Keynote Wrapup panel, with Jason Snell, Rick LePage, and Leo Laporte; Macworld booth; S408
Wed, Jan 10th:
11:00 AM: Secrets of the iPod, Peachpit booth, S1001
2:00 PM: Mac tips and tricks, Users Group Lounge, Room 250 of the West Mezzanine in the South Hall
Thurs, Jan 11th:
9:00 AM: Hosting MacBrainiac Challenge, Special Events Hall
12:00 PM: iLifeZone Podcast Live, Macworld booth, S408
4:30 PM: MacNotables Podcast Live, Macworld booth, S408
Fri, Jan 12th:
11:00 AM: More Secrets of the iPod, Peachpit booth, S1001
12:00 PM: Macworld Live Podcast, Macworld booth, S408