iTunes U - Tips and Tricks

Last Updated: 07/29/2014

Trouble uploading files larger than 2GB with CU-Boulder's Large File Transfer Service

Using other .mp3 players with iTunes

  • There is moderate support in iTunes for some third-party .mp3 players, but they will not be able to play .mp4 AAC files (including content purchased from the iTunes Store). Apple offers a full-line of iPod products and accessories which will give you the best digital experience. Otherwise, you may enjoy our content on a computer or a CD, or you may convert the AAC files.
  • To re-encode the AAC (.mp4) files in the .mp3 format, first, download the content first into your iTunes application. Second, in the iTunes preferences, click on the "Advanced" icon and navigate to the "Importing" tab. Next, select "MP3 Encoder" in the "Import Using" menu. Finally, highlight the file(s) that you wish to convert, go to the "Advanced" menu, and click on "Convert Selection to .mp3".

Searching through only the University of Colorado Boulder collection

  • Use Apple’s Power Search feature within iTunes U and enter “University of Colorado Boulder” as the institution