When I add new tracks to iTunes, some of them are too low-quality to add to iCloud. I have to manually convert them to AAC. How can I have iTunes automatically do this so all of my tracks can go straight to the cloud?


If you are using Windows, you should be able to go through these steps:

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences, click General, and click Import Settings.

  2. Choose AAC format from the Import Using pop-up menu.

In that same window, you can also choose other import settings that may be of interest to you.

  • That won't automatically convert newly added tracks. Thanks tho. – Walrus the Cat Mar 22 '17 at 19:08
  • It will automatically when you do an import. Perhaps I misunderstood your question. What do you mean by "automatically"? – Scott Craig Mar 22 '17 at 19:11
  • so this will automatically convert tracks that are ripped from a CD. most newer computers don't use those anymore. when i download a file using safari it's automatically played in iTunes. i can manually convert the file to AAC using the settings i specified in Import Settings. However, I'd like it to automatically convert that file when it is added to my library. thanks! – Walrus the Cat Mar 22 '17 at 19:21

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