Tips: How to Change Audio Import Settings of iTunes on Mac and Windows

Recently I wanted to go back in time and bring back all the retro songs that I had collected on CD by pulling them all apart. While I was doing the job, I found that iTunes imported CDs with MP3 encoders by default and ripped at 160 kbps. But I have discovered several options, including AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (m4a), MP3 and WAV to import and encrypt music. I used Apple Lossless (m4a) and only thought about the money. Changing the settings for importing audio into iTunes on Mac and Windows PC is easy and you need to know this hack if you often copy CDs with iTunes.

You can quickly access the settings of the iTunes encoder via the iTunes import screen or with the preferences. Moreover, the process is quite similar on macOS and Windows. Enough gossip. Let's start!

How to change the audio import settings in iTunes on MAC

  1. Launch iTunes and place a CD to tear it up
  2. On the import screen you must click on the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Now you can adjust the settings for importing audio imports to your needs.

Choose one of the following options:

  • AAC Encoder
  • AIFF encryption
  • Apple Lossless Encoder
  • MP3 encoder
  • WAV encoder

You can adjust the quality settings for imported music in the "Settings" section. Although higher quality audio files and higher bit rates sound a bit better, they consume more disk space. So keep this in mind before selecting audio files with higher quality and higher bit rates.

How to change the iTunes CD encoding via Preferences on Windows and MAC

  1. Start iTunes on your computer and click on the iTunes menu. Then select "Preferences".
  2. Click Preferences in iTunes on Mac.
  3. Under General settings you have to import the settings.
  4. Click Import settings in iTunes on Mac or Windows PC

Adjust the iTunes import settings according to your needs. Click on the arrow next to the encoder (X) and select the desired option:

  • AAC Encoder
  • AIFF encryption
  • Apple Lossless Encoder
  • MP3 encoder
  • WAV encoder

Change the encoding of iTunes CDs via Preferences on Mac and Windows PCChange settings for audio import in iTunes on Mac and Windows PCs

Once the encryption settings have been refined, exit iTunes preferences and import music from audio CDs to iTunes.

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