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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

How to easily remove your Account Name from iTunes Songs you purchased

When you purchase music off iTunes, your account information is embedded into the music files. You can see the information in the tracks you purchase.

So here's how you can easily remove all that information from the tracks you have purchased on iTunes.

  • Click Edit -> Preferences:
  • In the following screen. Click on the tab Advanced -> Importing
  • We'll be modifying the 'Import Using' and the 'Setting' settings.
  • For Import Using, select 'AAC Encoder' from the drop down list.
  • For Setting, select Custom.
  • This window will then jump out at you, select 256 kbps from the Stereo Bit Rate drop down. Now you are with the hard bit.
  • (once you've done this once, you don't need to do it again [unless you change the settings])
Now to convert the song and remove all the info!
  • This is the easy part, simply right click on the iTunes Plus song and select 'Convert Selection to AAC'
  • TIP: Hold down CTRL (or Apple key) and select multiple songs before converting. It'll do them all at once.
  • You'll then see a handy converting page in your sources list on the left. It should only be a few seconds per song if you have a reasonably fast computer.
  • And then a few seconds later, you have a second - identical quality song with no account information!
  • To check that theres no account info, right click the song and select 'Get Info'.
  • You can see the account information is gone!
I hope this helps you all in getting rid of the account information. I'm sure there are other ways, but this is easy and realatively user friendly method that I found.