Best program for converting m4a audio to mp3 without popups

March 6, 2015 at 14:08:25
Specs: Windows 7, core i5
I am looking to convert a large amout of CDs I have ripped using iTunes to MP3 format. I downloaded one which only gave me popups!

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#1
March 6, 2015 at 14:24:21
http://tinyurl.com/q3hr4jm

gives quite a few possible; mostly seem to be windows apps/utils

Haven't tried "any" of them so can't advise further...

Recently absorbed (imported) a few CD into iTunes (via Mavericks OS). iTunes gives the option to import a CD in various file formats; and similarly to burn them variously afterwards to a CD/DVD.

Is there not a similar option in the windows version of iTunes?


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#2
March 6, 2015 at 14:57:24
"I downloaded one which only gave me popups!"

A lot of programs, now give you the choice to install toolbars & other during the install. Either uncheck these items during install, or use Custom install. No more click, click during an install, you have to read after each click.

WARNING: CNET Download.com downloads now come bundled with opt-out crapware and toolbars ( Same applies to Softonic & Brothersoft )
http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged...

I use Softpedia & FreewareFiles.com, they make you aware what Ad-supported programs the author of the program has included.
http://win.softpedia.com/index.free...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/new_fi...
Sample pages
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD...
First and foremost, extra attention needs to be paid during installation as ImgBurn offers to create desktop shortcuts to third-party apps, as well as install a browser toolbar onto the host computer, which are not required to ensure the smooth running of the app.
SS of above.
http://i.imgur.com/jgGYNsP.gif
This is what ImgBurn tries to install.
http://i.imgur.com/ms4DzE9.gif
http://i.imgur.com/vVkd39a.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rqFVaHs.gif
http://i.imgur.com/sm1T7h6.gif
http://i.imgur.com/vhkKLYo.gif

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://unchecky.com/
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.


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#3
March 6, 2015 at 15:03:28
13 pages of Freeware.
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/64...

One of these should do the job.
Make sure you use Unchecky.
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Freemake Audio Converter
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multim...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Freema...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.freemake.com/free_audio_...

Free M4a to MP3 Converter
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multim...

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#4
March 6, 2015 at 15:38:15
I have used Freemake "Video" Converer and it was fine, but it did include Open Candy and there was no way of opting out. Almost certainly the Audio Converter will be the same. Not sure if unchecky will sort this (Johnw will probably know) but MalwareBytes removed the Open Candy from the Video Converter after install.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
March 6, 2015 at 16:09:34
" Not sure if unchecky will sort this (Johnw will probably know)"
No idea without installing, so I downloaded from Softpedia & installed.
Unchecky kicked in & changed the install to Custom. Custom could have been selected manually also.

Once again, it all depends where files are downloaded from.

http://i.imgur.com/PDrJ334.gif
http://i.imgur.com/y1A5jxb.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ZTU6XDf.gif

Ran my scans, no OpenCandy or any other adware.


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#6
March 6, 2015 at 16:27:58
OK thanks John - I downloaded it way back so maybe it was a site function. There is an outfit called DVDVideosoft who push out several useable programs with the name "Free...this and that". They declare Open Candy and it might have been one of those I was confusing it with.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
March 7, 2015 at 01:52:53
I use 'free m4a to mp3 converter' from here:

http://www.maniactools.com/

to convert them and have never had a popup. But you say you ripped them from cds. Regular music cds are in wav format. Are you perhaps actually looking for a wav to mp3 converter?


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#8
March 7, 2015 at 13:59:37
No, I ripped them in itunes and now would like to avoid doing it all over in mp3 so I would like a program which would convert my itunes library to MP3 Thanks

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#9
March 7, 2015 at 14:11:47
I seem to recall iTunes when used to record tracks as an audio cd offers the option of the format on the disk?

One makes a playlist of the tracks; then selects burn it to CD. The window/dialogue box that opens up includes a check box for mp3 format (to use) when burning the disk.

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#10
March 7, 2015 at 14:22:45
I did not realize that. But I wanted to have my 500 cd collection on my ipod. Now I want it with my MP3 collection for my phone etc. I also want the entire collection on a hard drive plugged into my stereo system.

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#11
March 7, 2015 at 15:35:58
You have as mp3 on your computer already...

http://tinyurl.com/q4q3zmj

is a whole slew of hits re' how to transfer them to ipod/iphone etc...

Rather me simply quite from some of them. I suggest you check through a few... There are ways to do it via iTunes and without iTunes...

To transfer them to an external hard drive; simply select/copy them and paste to a folder (or more) on that plugin-in/external drive?

iTunes allows a few options in terms of file formats when "importing" tracks from CD. They can be imported as AAIF, WAV, mp3 at least (regardless of the format on the actual CD source/s or elsewhere). I recently imported a mix CD tracks and and mp3/4 into iTunes. Then created appropriate playlists (selections from the various tracks imported) after which I had no problems in burning them back to CD or transferring them elsewhere in any format allowed via iTunes.

Remember that if you simply copy tracks to a CD they may play OK on a computer but not on stand alone/hifi etc. CD player... One has to use the iTunes approach as outlined above; make playlists, burn them to CDs - selected as "audio" CDs; or
possibly something like Nero/Roxy etc.?

Once you have iphone/ipod compatible formats on your computer, you can simply plug in the ipod/iphone to your computer and use iTunes to transfer content to the ipod/iphone?

All of this is discussed in more detail in the list of google hits (in the link) above...


(edited by trvlr to insert missing text in penultimate paragraph..)

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#12
March 7, 2015 at 16:06:27
A lot of this more general stuff depends on you stereo system. Presumably it can accept mp3 inputs from an iPod or hard disk. CD's have been mentioned and modern players can handle mp3 files directly, as well as the traditional audio format.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#13
March 7, 2015 at 16:57:12
Did you have a look at my link in # 7? It's exactly what you say you want.

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#14
March 7, 2015 at 17:01:58
"Davincaps..."That's an interesting selection of utils on that site. Tak for the link; might be useful anon.

The item you point to does appear to answer the initial request too...

Not sure quite why one would convert mp4 down to the lower mp3 if going to put the files on current Apple "i" kit? I thought most of their current "i" kit was OK with mp4??


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#15
March 7, 2015 at 17:02:35
"Did you have a look at my link in # 7? It's exactly what you say you want"

And my post #3


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#16
March 7, 2015 at 23:52:12
Yeah, I just posted it because I'd used it myself. I don't know how it compares to other converters.

Trvlr, it sounds like he wants to have both types available--the mp3s being for hardware that only plays that format.


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#17
June 13, 2015 at 06:04:39
There are another two methods to convert M4A to MP3.

Method One: Convert M4A to MP3 with Faasoft M4A to MP3 Converter.

The method one also applies to convert M4A to WAV, WMA, AC3, AIFF, CAF, FLAC, etc.

Method Two: Convert M4A to MP3 with iTunes.


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#18
July 5, 2015 at 06:45:50
You can convert M4A to MP3 with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or using iTunes

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#19
July 5, 2015 at 12:14:23
Note for any more posters:

We haven't heard from this poster since March 2015.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
July 5, 2015 at 13:48:45
Clearly (s)he has been "converted..." and thus we can't komunikate with him/her anymore...

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