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How to Convert iTunes to MP3 with Ease

MP3 is such a common media format and we can see it everywhere. It is so popular because it is free and supported by most of media players and portable devices. Meanwhile, iTunes and apple store supply us online purchasing media, they are also widely accepted all around the word. iTunes and its accessories are affecting and changing peoples' life. It's not something perfect, because of iTunes DRM(Digital Rights Management) protection, we can not use music files downloaded or purchased from iTunes to play on other non-iPod players like PSP, Zune, Blackberry, HTC Android Phone, etc. What a pity! And iTunes itself can not convert its songs to MP3 too. Perhaps you have a large number of either downloaded or purchased songs in your iTunes library. They may be in M4P, AAC, AIFF, WAV, etc. formats. Now you want to convert the songs to MP3 format so that you can play them on any non-Apple MP3 player. Well, it's not that big of a deal since there are many ways to convert iTunes to MP3.

The most efficient way to copy iTunes to MP3 is to convert iTunes DRM protected music to DRM-free MP3 with a DRM converter. Aimersoft DRM Media Converter which fully supports Windows (Windows 8) is just the one designed for you to remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes songs to MP3 and even extract MP3 from iTunes videos with ease. In addition, it can convert iTunes protected M4V videos. Supported video and audio formats include M4V, MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, M4P, MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF, etc. Besides iTunes, it can also remove DRM from Amazon, Zune, Nokia, Napster, etc. In just a few clicks, you can copy iTunes music to MP3 preserving the original audio quality. Now just download it and check out the steps below.

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How to convert iTunes music to MP3 format

1Add files

Install and open Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, then click Add... to import iTunes songs you want to convert. You can also add files by simple drag&drop. This DRM converter supported batch conversion so you can add multiple files at one time to save time.

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2Select MP3 as output format

Click Audio files to and choose MP3 from Common Audio as the output format. You can also click Settings to adjust audio parameters like sample rate, bit rate, etc.

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3Start the conversion

When all settings are done, click Start to begin converting iTunes music and videos to MP3. When the conversion finishes, you can click Find Target to locate the converted DRM-free songs. Feel free to transfer them to any MP3 player and enjoy them on the go! It's easy to convert iTunes to MP3, right. Just download to have a try now!

Another tip for you, the DRM Converter is also a powerful iTunes DRM Video Converter, if you want to convert any iTunes DRM protected Video to plain video formats, you can also use it to convert video to any formats you want. More DIY elements are waiting for you to explore!

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Tips: For DRM-free AAC, AIFF and WAV songs, you can launch iTunes and click Edit > Preferences > General > Import Settings and choose MP3 Encoder for Import Using. Then click OK to save the settings. After that, go back to iTunes main interface and right click the track you want to convert and select Create MP3 Version to start generating a copy of the song in MP3 format. Then you can find the MP3 song in your iTunes music library. iTunes doesn't support batch conversion, so if you have many songs to convert, just repeat the steps.

What format does iTunes music use?

iTunes offers its users the simplest way to add and organize music in their music library in their digital devices. Currently, the iTunes version 11 can read, write and convert various digital formats which include MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 and Apple Lossless or .m4a. iTunes can also read all the audio files that a QuickTime player can read as well as a number of other formats, such as read and write protected AAC files from Audible.com audio books and iTunes Store.

iTunes offers limited support to some files formats such as FLAC and Vorbis which are enclosed in an Ogg container (iTunes does not support files that have Ogg container format) or files with Xiph QuickTime Components such as Speex codecs. iTunes cannot read these QuickTime components because both the album art and tag editing in the iTunes devices is done by the iTunes company and not by the QuickTime company. The most recent version of iTunes both for Mac and Windows has a feature that allows user to import audio CDs to the iTunes devices using the normal or default iTunes file format of AAC at a bit rate of 256 kbit/s. Users do not necessary have to use this bit rate; this iTunes device allows users to select the transfer bit rate speed raging from 16 kbit/s to 320 kbit/s in either MP3 or AAC formats. Users can also use a variable bit rate to import audio CDs into iTunes devices using the MP3 or AAC formats.

More Reading:

Convert M4V to Play one: Have the need to convert M4V files to play in VLC media player? Find the solution here.

Play Protected WMA: This article explains you what is protected WMA files and how to play such files anywhere you like.

Play Protected M4V: If you are curious about how to play protected M4V files, you can get some useful knowledge from the article.

Play DRM Files: Have no idea how to play DRM protected files? This article teaches you how to play such files anywhere and anytime you like.

M4V to Windows Media Player: Being bothered with M4V to Windows Media Player conversion? Take it easy. Let's fix the problem right now.

Remove BBC iPlayer MP4 DRM: Would you like to know how to remove DRM from BBC iPlayer MP4 videos? Click here to read more.

Convert BBC iPlayer to AVI/MP4: Looking for a way to convert BBC iPlayer videos to AVI/MP4 formats? You can turn to this article for help.

Music to Windows Media Player: How to play protected music in Windows Media Player? Read this article to find the answer.

Play Protected WMV: Wondering how to play protected WMV files? This article will offer you the best solution.

Remove FairPlay DRM: Eager to know the best way to remove FairPlay DRM protection? Follow the tutorial to get your task done.

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Aimersoft Employee
Hi, this version is fully compatible with Vista.
hello is there a vista version of this software? thanks!!
The batch convert feature is one of my favorite things about this software as I have over 1000 songs purchased from iTunes on my computer now. I don't want to repurchase the songs just to be able to play on various non Apple devices. So this helps a lot.
Being able to use the DRM media converter to convert itunes to mp3 on a Windows 8 based computer has been really great. So many converter software are only supported on XP/Vista OS computers.
Aimersoft Employee
Hello, Tabitha. We are sorry that Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is not compatible with Google Chrome OS. 
Really amazing software!  Can't wait to try it out.  So many file types supported. Just what I was looking for. 
I love the batch conversion feature of this software.  So worth trying, for anyone who hasn't downloaded yet.  The batch conversion makes it so easy to use. 
I got a cheap ipod clone for Christmas.  And, until now I couldn't figure out how to get my iTunes song onto the muslc player. Now that I have downloaded the DRM Media Converter, I can easily convert my itunes songs to mp3 and take my music with me.  I'm very happy with this software.  So easy to use.  
Will this work with Chromebook?  I'm a big fan of Chrome OS products.  I plan to switch exclusively to using Chromebook in the near future rather than Windows based systems. 
Aimersoft Employee
Hello, Indoorbeachco Tan. This program supports batch conversion, so you can convert multiple files at a time which will save your time. ^_^
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