You may know how to use iTunes to play, download, save, and organize digital audio and video on your Mac or PC. But do you know you can use iTunes to convert music as well. Most of iTunes users may only use it as a music player other than a music converter at the same time. We will show you how to Convert AAC to MP3 in iTunes in this guide. You can also follow this guide to convert music to iPhone ringtones for free using iTunes.
AAC is the main audio type used by iTunes, but many other players and software may not work with AAC music. Fortunately iTunes itself has the capability to convert AAC files to MP3 format. So you do not have to find or purchase a third party app for the acc to mp3 conversion. Converting AAC music to MP3 format with iTunes is a little tricky though.
How to convert AAC to MP3 with iTunes ?
1. Open iTunes Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit >> Preferences.
Mac: Choose iTunes >> Preferences.
2. Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings button in the second section of the window.
3. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format to MP3 Encoder. Then click OK to save the settings.
4. Select one or more music track in your iTunes library, then from the Advanced menu, choose Create MP3 version; or right click the AAC music in your library, and select Create MP3 version from the pop-up menu.
5. A second MP3-based track of the same song will be created by iTunes. You can delete the AAC track if like.
Do I lose the music quality in the format conversion?
Both MP3 and AAC use lossy data compression. The advantage is obvious, you can get smaller music files that are easier for online streaming. The disadvantage is that the sound quality may not be as good as the original track. If you like to put your favorite music to iPhone, check out this guide to transfer music from computer to iPhone iPad and iPod.