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Do You Want To Rip iTunes To MP3?

Rip iTunes To MP3
Written by Hassan Abbas

Are you wondering to rip iTunes to MP3? If you buy iTunes albums or CDs into its library, then you’ll check that when you like to move them to another device they probably not be supported. This is due to Apple uses the AAC format, and they don’t more a universally compatible MP3.

We’ll display you how to change these files to MP3 so you can use them on your mobile smartphone or any other music playing device.

Any tracks from Apple Music can’t change as they feature DRM to secure anyone stealing them. If you want to listen to songs or albums from the service then you want a subscription.

Change AAC files to MP3 in iTunes

MP3 in iTunes

There are different dedicated audio conversion software packages currently available. But the best one might available on your hard drive, as it’s iTunes itself.

While it’s default setting is to use AAC, you can just switch this so that any latest songs imported into the library will automatically adopt the MP3 format rather than. iTunes also enables you to easily create new models of songs already in your library.

Step 1:

Head over to iTunes on your Mac, then move to the menu bar located at the top and tap on iTunes > Preferences.

Step 2:

PC users also find the setting by moving to Edit > Preferences instead.

Step 3:

When the menu appears, check the General tab is chosen, then tap on the Import Settings button under the window.

In the other window, you’ll then view a section marked Import Using. Tap on the dropdown menu here and then choose MP3 Encoder.

Under it is another section using the title Setting. This enables you to state the quality of the tracks created. The higher the setting, the size of the file increases, so select the one that suits your preferences. If you want to save the settings tap OK.

Once done, any CDs can rip into iTunes from now on will use the MP3 format rather than AAC. If you want to change an existing track to MP3, simply find the song in your iTunes library and highlight it.

Then, head over to File > Convert > Create MP3 version, and iTunes will copy the existing tracks but in the latest format.

Once done, you can easily move the tracks to other devices, knowing they’ll happily play without a problem.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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