Converting files for iTunes

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Mon Jul 25 11:33:35 EDT 2011

On 25/07/2011 14:16, Arthur Dent wrote:
> So. Back to Mint, and write a short script to batch convert all the .aac
> files and now I'm done!

If you use Windows for iTunes, it might be simpler to do the conversion 
there. Grab an up-to-date ffmpeg Windows build from:

If you decide to bite the bullet and update iplayer and ffmpeg on Fedora 
to to automatic AAC conversions, my random googling turned up various 
flavours of ffmpeg RPMs that should do the trick, if you're comfortable 
with third-party sources.  0.7 RPMs should have the secret sauce, and 
there are some "0.6" RPMs around that included changes merged from the 
post-0.6 ffmpeg trunk.  Debian used such a build.  I think we 
established that any merged versions dated after Oct 2010 were OK.  Any 
0.6 RPM that indicates it was merged from git rather than svn should be 
OK - ffmpeg switched their repo from subversion to git in Jan 2011.

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