Hi all! My first post here. I am fairly new to mp3 players. I have a 5th generation 30GB iPod (my one and only player)and have all my music in iTunes. I ripped my entire CD collection in the default import setting of AAC. So all my music is in m4a format.
I recently bought my twin daughters the 2GB Sansa Fuze (1 for each, of course!). Now I’m in the process of re-ripping CDs in the mp3 format. Doh! Now I’m wishing I had originally ripped as mp3s!
When I do this process using iTunes, it tells me I already have this album in my collection, and asks if I want to replace it. I am wondering if there is any downside to telling iTunes to replace the m4a format with the mp3 format. For some CDs, I said “Don’t replace” and wound up with duplicate tracks–one in the m4a format and one in the mp3 format. I listened to both, and they sounded equally good to my novice ears.
Am I going to regret deleting/replacing the m4a formatted tracks?
I also saw an option to “Convert selection to mp3” within iTunes. Is this a better way to go rather than re-ripping everything?
Thanks for your help. I’ve read lots of your posts, and found much help already!