Nokia music doesn't convert as this is not needed anymore. Memory prices have come down that re-encoding is not necessary to save space.
Remember that everytime you re-encode you loose quality. It's never wise to re-encode audio or video files if you can avoid it.
If you MUST then you need an audio encoder. As suggested there are a million an one different ones you can use.
So why wasting space?
Sorry to reply with another question, but why waste time and quality re-encoding?
Anyways, the new Nokia Music doesn't convert, it only Rips from CD. The solution would be to find an audio encoder and encode the files. If you want to let Nokia know you are displeased, use the "Contact Us" link in the green bar at the top.
So you can use earlier version of Nokia Music to transfer your music. Get in from finding it online.
Actually, you can't get earlier versions of Music. The installation files for Nokia Music are just installers, when you run them they go off to the internet and install the latest version of the app.
The last version or to of standard PC Suite have come with Nokia Music built in instead of the old Music Manager, so perhaps that could be a way of getting a slightly older version, but right now I doubt that because the change is so recent.
You're also wasting time by introducing another application in this flow, when you could of used only one applcation to do both conversion and management.
The real problem is that Ovi music is incompatible with Nokia phones (can't connect via Bluetooth, won't recognize N900 via USB etc.)
If you want to have your music automatically converted during transfer, you need to use PC-Suite (when you "upgrade" to Ovi, it removes the shortcuts to PC-Suite but the programs are still there) Once you have PC-Suite re-established, proceed as follows:
Music can now be converted while being transferred by dragging the music file(s) onto the phone image of PC-Suite. HOWEVER, note the following:
The question is whether this effort is worth the memory space saving ?
If you have a small Memory Card then it's indeed worth it. I'm using LameXP + Nero AAC encoder to encode to HE-AAC 64kbps, rename to m4a, and then use Ovi Music to add album art and move it to the phone.
I had the same problem, dude. I just trashed the Ovi Player and downloaded Nokia PC Suite version 22.214.171.124 and a codec pack (I used K-Lite Codec Pack Basic, downloaded from http://www.codecguide.com/), then installed them in my PC. That's it!
I hope this helps. Good day! =D
This option is not available anymore since nokia has improved the storage space trmendously, so although this conversion is practically not required, but what I myself do is, I have kept the nokia pc suite along with the ovi suite, so that I can transfer music in eAAc+ format.
However if you don;t intend to keep both the suite applications in your computer, then you can convert songs to good quality aac/m4a format and then tranfer them using the ovi suite !!