How to convert garage band file to mp3 format

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  1. Mojosupreme

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    I could use some help! Creating a new myspace music page. It only accepts mp3 files. Does anyone know how to convert an aifc file to mp3.
     
  2. JS335

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    Mojo, I'm not a super-techie but if you have iTunes I think I can help you. In iTunes, go to Edit then Preferences. Choose the Advanced tab. Choose Importing. Use the drop down list next to Import Using. Choose MP3 Encoder. You've now set iTunes to import files as MP3's. Open Garage Band and drag and drop the file into iTunes. iTunes will convert it to an MP3.
     
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  3. ThugLife

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    in garageband, go to the "share" dropdown menu, and then click "send to i tunes". done
     
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    I think this is true if you already have iTunes set to import files as MP3's. iTunes is normally set to import files as protected AAC files. :AOK
     
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    Also with any audio file (WAV, AAC, AIFF ETC) that is in iTunes and does not have copy protection on it --- all you need to do is right click on the selection in iTunes and select "convert selection to MP3" from the drop down menu and you are done. That way you maintain the original audio file, and create an mp3 copy of the file.
     
  6. Shiny McShine

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    First, a little housekeeping...


    1. From inside GB, choose GarageBand > Preferences from your menu.
    2. Click on the tab at the right that says 'My Info'.
    3. Fill in the information. For playlist, say My GarageBand Tunes. For Album, try something like Tunes for 2008.
    4. Close this panel by clicking the red button.
    We did this so that your MP3 will have some of its tags filled in with your name and stuff as well as when you import to iTunes, it automatically goes into a playlist.

    Now for creating an MP3...


    1. Choose Share > Export Song to Disk
    2. Click on Compress. More menu options will appear.
    3. Choose Compress Using: MP3 Encoder
    4. Choose the higher resolutions for the audio settings
    5. Click on Export.
     
  7. Mojosupreme

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    Thanks everyone, working fine now!
     

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