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My friend has a Macbook and he wants to convert some DJ mixes he recorded from his turntables into MP3 format. However, the recording software he's using (Ableton) does not export to anything other than Aiff and wav.

Can anyone recommend a free wav to MP3 converter for Mac? All I've found are apps which cost $50+ and convert in all sorts of different formats. We're looking for something free and it just needs to go from wav to mp3?
     
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Hmm I know iTunes converts WAV to ACC??
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I know iTunes can do it, by setting what MP3 settings you'd like in the import section in options, then right clicking the files and convert to MP3.
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This site has a bash script to do the conversion. Technically its for linux, but it will most likely work on OSX
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I know iTunes can do it, by setting what MP3 settings you'd like in the import section in options, then right clicking the files and convert to MP3.
Will that add the file to his library and wrap DRM stuff on it? He just wants something that takes the wav file and spits it out in mp3 format.
     
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Will that add the file to his library and wrap DRM stuff on it? He just wants something that takes the wav file and spits it out in mp3 format.
It shouldn't it never did to me.
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Cool, thanks - I'll give it a shot. Rep+ to the 3 of you that have helped. If anyone else has other ideas, I'd love to hear them!
     
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No it doesn't add any DRM to the file thank goodness. I would keep the original .wav files somewhere though.
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Quote:
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Will that add the file to his library and wrap DRM stuff on it? He just wants something that takes the wav file and spits it out in mp3 format.
The only thing from iTunes that gets DRM is music you buy (which can be circumvented by burning to a disk then re-ripping anyway). The whole Apple + DRM thing is overrated and over-exaggerated.
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Yeah, burning to disk and re-ripping is a pain...I'm fine with paying for my music, but let me do what I want with it!

Anyway, I told my friend to try it out in iTunes - he hasn't had a chance to give it a whirl, but we'll see how it works.

Thanks again!
     
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